Siri (on the Apple Watch) corrections.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jonathanhrtly, May 2, 2015.

  1. jonathanhrtly macrumors newbie

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    So have had the Apple Watch for almost a week now. Because of the new toy it's the most I have ever used Siri to dictate texts.

    So my questions are:

    1) How long does it take Siri to begin to be noticeably... better at the nuances of ones accent (I'm an Aussie guy with an English dad so my pronunciation can be a little all over the place)?

    2) Is there a way to correct what Siri on the watch has decided you said? Sometimes the whole message is perfect except the 3rd word or a random word in the middle or sometimes even the last word. Is there a way to correct these small errors before you send the message rather than having to do the whole thing again?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    At the moment were limited to just having to cancel and do the whole thing again as far as I know.
     
  3. viachicago22 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, choose between hitting send and trust the person receiving will decipher it correctly or starting all over. Wish there was a way but it does seem like that'd be hard to accomplish.
     
  4. jonathanhrtly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah bummer. Well here's hoping they figure something out!
     
  5. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah I think it would pose problems, I've tried to think of a way they could achieve it but so far I've drawn a blank. But then, I'm not the brightest bulb in the box :D
     
  6. docprego macrumors 65816

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    They could implement a button that says revise and then Siri waits for you to say something like, "replace car with cap".
     
  7. jonathanhrtly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That would probably be the best way to sort it. It would just have to be listening for a specific phrase at a specific time otherwise you could be saying something like "i'll need to replace the washers in the bathroom with new ones" and it may just not comprehend you haha
     
  8. applepuree macrumors 6502

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    or you could send a second message they says "that should have said sit not ...." with the appropriate correction. Doesn't help with commands though lol
     
  9. supertomtom macrumors 6502

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    I myself have a mix of Canadian and Aussie accent. Everytime I use any sort of dictation product (e.g. Xbox one and Siri) I always try out different Language options (e.g. English US, English Australia) and there's usually one that catches what I say better than the other.

    Maybe have a try between the UK and Australian English option to see which one understands you the best.
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    This is one reason way you can send as an audio message. ;)
     
  11. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    If it makes a mistake I just say 'asterisk [word]' to correct it; seems a good workaround without having to start over, until Apple sort out a better solution!
     
  12. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say send as audio is a pretty fine solution. I'm amazed at how useful Siri is in the watch.
     
  13. SinkOrSwim macrumors regular

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    I was thinking about that too. I am just not too sure if it will help but who knows, it might. Cheers!
     
  14. viachicago22 macrumors 6502

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    I have never thought about that! That's a good little tip- thanks!
     

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