Siri Different on iPad

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  1. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone noticed a difference in Siri on the iPad 3? She misprounces my name "Liam" as Lie-am. Siri on my iPhone has never had a problem saying my name correctly.

    Also, sounds a little more robotic, but perhaps that is my imagination. Just curious if anyone else has noticed the same issue.
     
  2. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    My phone couldn't say "Tottenham" properly at first but now it can. I wonder if it learns. :confused:
     
  3. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    It has to do something with when a "package" of sort isn't installed (or recognized) on your phone. You'll also notice that when Siri pronounces things differently, it's the "robotic" voice that's so widely talked about. It's almost like a different version of Siri.

    Sometimes it fixes itself, sometimes a network reset + reboot fixes it.
     
  4. HelveticaNeue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Network reset and reboot didn't help. Guess I'll play the waiting game. Thanks.
     
  5. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

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    On my 4S is would pronounce my girlfriends name wrong (Jenny) as Genie. Eventually it corrected.
     
  6. omni macrumors 6502

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    I can change the language on the iPad to mainland mandarin. I tried on my phone and it says it's not available yet. So weird.

    There are definitely some small weird differences between iphone siri and ipad siri
     
  7. HelveticaNeue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If anyone wants some closure. This morning Siri suddenly stopped sounding robotic and now pronounces my name correctly. 36 hours after updating to iOS 6 and 20 hours after resetting all settings.
     
  8. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    inb4 Skynet
     
  9. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    definitely
     
  10. throys macrumors 6502

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    Fellow Tottenham man.
     
  11. AQUADock macrumors 65816

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    That's because when you first start Siri it downloads extra voice files, thats what it seems like because every iPhone i have used it starts off with a robotic voice and seems to go away with time.
     
  12. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    :D Bring on Sunday!
     
  13. HelveticaNeue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It made me nervous, because as soon as I turned on my 4S last October Siri said my name (Liam) perfectly, which I tested immediately because the old Voice Control on the iPhone always mispronounced it.

    So when I updated my iPad and Siri mispronounced my name, it made me nervous.
     
  14. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Siri learns over time, it may just take some time
     
  15. throys macrumors 6502

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    I can hear the joys and tears from the stadium. Lol. :)
     
  16. Bilalo macrumors 6502

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    Make sure thy have the same accent as in if you put british, american, or australian, the sMe word is pronounced in 3 diff ways, i had tht problem.
     

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