Siri confuses me and my wife

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BennyK, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. BennyK macrumors 6502

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    So here is my question. I like Siri and use her often, so does my wife. My wife and I each have separate iPhones. We use the same contact list and both sync to the same iCloud account. So in the contact list, there is always one contact that says "me" Right now I am set to me, so on my wife's phone siri calls her Ben. We can change it but when she syncs again she changes it back to me. So question is, is there anyway around this so Siri calls my wife by her name and me by my name? I know we can go into Siri and change it but like I said, it gets switched back when we sync.
    Thanks
     
  2. verwon macrumors 68030

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    You'd need to use separate iCloud accounts, you can do that and still use the same iTunes account.
     
  3. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    Siri isn't confused, you are. Use Verwon's solution and all will be well.
     
  4. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    You just can't have 2 seperate "me's" under the same iCloud account. Get a separate cloud account for her and be done with it.
     
  5. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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  6. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    I've seen a lot of threads on this board where people have Siri or iCloud issues, and it always comes from sharing an account. Get your own!
     
  7. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Did you mean:
    Siri confuses me with my wife.

    Or do both you and your wife find Siri confusing?
     
  8. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    i think its a mixture of both :p
     
  9. arkitect macrumors 601

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    :D You're probably correct.
     
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    If it helps, think of it this way. Siri has a definition for the word "me". When it hears "me" it looks up "me". Between you and your wife syncing back and forth you are redefining "me".
     
  11. BennyK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok that makes sense. Let me ask this, because I havent tried that before. Can we still sync the same calendar using different icloud accounts? That was my main reason for sharing an icloud account. Thanks!!

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    sorry for my poor wording. I did mean Siri confuses me with my wife.
     
  12. Menel macrumors 603

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    Disclaimer: I don't have a 4S nor have I used Siri.

    • Delete the 'me' contact.
    • Create contacts named normally for both you and your wife using your names.
    • Select that normally named contact in the "settings.app -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> My Info" field for your respective phones.
     
  13. arkitect macrumors 601

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    No problem. I was just being facetious.
    :)
     
  14. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Do you know she's not allowed to say where she's made?
     

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