question about Siri

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by jrsower, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. jrsower macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2011
    So I have a basic question regarding Siri.

    I'm stuck on an Iphone 4 for now so can't experiment myself.

    All the commercials show people speaking to Siri in a normal tone of voice and at a normal speed. But the few people I've seen using Siri have been talking in a slower, methodical way. Obviously trying to be very clear.

    I know this question is way outdated, just thought I'd ask. Hoping to upgrade to a 5S when it shows up in Sept.
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    So, what's your question?

    For me, Siri usually picks up what I'm saying when I just speak normally. If I'm trying to say something more complicated, I might try to annunciate and speak more clearly, but usually it's not necessary.

    Those people either have experienced issues, or just think they need to speak slowly to be understood..
  3. Tander macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2011
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    For me personally, I need to speak a little slower, as by the norm, I speak a little too quickly even for some people to understand me. However, for the norm, just speak normally and Siri should understand. Most of the time, anyway.
  4. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    Siri sounded awesome for me on 6.1.2, but going to 6.1.4 she seemed more robotic. But in iOS7 I think she sounds more fluid, Ill test this myself next week when I get my computer back and can reload iOS7 on my phone

    Misread the OP, I tend to speak slowly, more because I mumble. But it depends on what I say. Usually when I ask to set an alarm or a reminder, I talk normally. When I ask her to call someone, I tend to speak slower so she doesnt misunderstand the name.
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Some people just speak that way when they speak to a "machine" or even to another person who they think might have trouble understanding them (even if that person might not have any issues with that)--just a human reaction that some people have when it comes to things like that.

    Here's an example:
  6. Mercenary macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    Siri learns your dialect and pace. So if you start by speaking slowly then that is how it thinks you speak.

    Speak normally, if it gets it wrong then correct it. It will learn and get better.
  7. It Is James macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2013
    Siri has actually been quite accurate in guessing what I'm saying while talking at a normal speed. Of course, it's clearer if you talk slower but most of the time it won't be an issue.
  8. BlankStar macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2004
    I only talk a little bit slower when there is a lot of background noise. Otherwise I talk normally and she gets it right 99% of the time...
  9. beckyww macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2013
    Maybe I speak too fast usually, but I have to speak more slowly for Siri.

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