Phonetic names

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Hardtimes, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Hardtimes macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have an iPhone 4 so don't know much about Siri.
    However, my girlfriend just took delivery of her new iPad 3.

    When using the dictate function it spells name phonetically which is annoying.
    I don't see an option to add phonetic names in the address book on the iPad?

    Anyone got any ideas?
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Contacts -> select a contact -> AddField -> PhoneticFirstName or PhoneticLastName

    Done.
     
  3. Hardtimes thread starter macrumors regular

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    Option isnt there for me. Wonder why.

    Just to confirm you are on a new iPad not a 4s right?
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Okay to be more specific:

    Contacts -> select a contact -> EDIT -> Scroll to Bottom -> AddField -> PhoneticFirstName or PhoneticLastName

    This is on both 4S and iPad (both 2nd and 3rd gen). Personally verified on all three.

    It's possible if you're syncing contacts with Exchange that the fields are supported.
     
  5. Hardtimes thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for verifying.

    That field does not appear on the 3rd Gen iPad or iPhone 4 but DOES on my macbook pro. Strange.

    edit. I'm in the UK - maybe that option isnt available here.
     
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    What are you syncing contacts against? Mine sync against iCloud and the field is there.

    From my iPad3:
     

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  7. Hardtimes thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup iCloud too.
     

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