Siri confuses Kate with Katy

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by slater-k, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. slater-k macrumors regular

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    When I ask Siri to call Kate, Siri then says "Which one: Kate or Katy". Even though she pronounces Kate and Katy differently, she always asks which one - which bugs me!

    Is there a way to stop Siri confusing the two?!
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    You can add a phonetic name to the contact which helps Siri to differentiate between the two.
     
  3. slater-k thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    You might also use their last name and first name. (assuming they are different)
     
  5. slater-k thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I'd rather only use their first names, especially as they're both rather different in spelling and speech! The phonetic field name seems to be working!
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Phonic name field is overlooked due to the fact it's not in your face when adding contacts but it does work great
     
  7. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    The simple answer is no. When there are similar sounding names, it will give the options. Adding extra info (like last name) is helpful, but doesn't solve the fundamental problem.
     
  8. mlody macrumors 6502a

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    How do you add that? I got few names that Siri confuses, so I believe this would help a lot in my case too
     
  9. slater-k thread starter macrumors regular

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    Goto the person, tap Edit (top right), scroll to the bottom, tap 'add field', and there you'll find the phonetic first name.
     

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