siri issue

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by qwerty1202, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. qwerty1202 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2014
    Just got my 6+ and siri is using her old voice.

    How do I get the enhanced one?

    I went into voiceover, but it wont download

  2. dlmart2 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
  3. X-X, Sep 23, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2014

    X-X macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2014
    What you hear is all you get.

    Apple improved it a little tiny bit, but Siri still sounds like crap compared to Google Now.
    They should re-record everything using a new voice actor, someone who doesn't sound so strict and robotic.

    I don't think this is a tech problem, they made a bad choice with the woman they picked.

    She sound completely soulless.
  4. qwerty1202 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2014
    I def have the non enhanced one compared to my iPhone 5 which has it and my ipad, so something is up

    i will update
  5. dotme macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2011
    Plug in overnight on WiFi and the enhanced voice should be there in the AM
  6. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

    Dec 27, 2010
    I have the male US English voice and it is the same as iOS 7.
  7. wepiii macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2012
  8. AlphaHumanus, Sep 23, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2014

    AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2012
    Weird, I don't have the option for Alex in accessibility > speech.

    I had noticed that Siri sounds more robotic in ios8 as well, very much the way she used to. After a little tinkering, I don't believe changing any speech settings pertains to Siri at all anyway.

    That being said, I was totally unaware of the two finger pull down to read page gesture. Is this new? I've been looking for this EXACT feature for ages. Coupled with reader? good Lord it'll read me news articles.
  9. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2010
    THIS. The OS comes with a lower quality voice to keep download size down (even though iOS 8 is pretty big anyways). It'll download the new voice next time it's plugged in and on WiFi.
  10. qwerty1202 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2014
    Plugged in over night. Totally fixed now. Thanks all #

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