Siri saying period instead of .

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by pochoman20, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. pochoman20 macrumors newbie

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    I am having major problems with Siri. :mad: She was working fine for a month. When dictating a text or e-mail, when I said period she'd put a ., a space and start the next sentence.

    Now when I say period she types the word "period" If I say question mark, she works fine.

    Is there something I said that turned this feature off? I've looked high and low on the website, and even called Apple Care and no luck. Apple Care was clueless and said it's a beta problem, even though all of my friends can say period and she puts a .

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
     
  2. Will69 macrumors regular

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    Have you made any changes to your software or any setting?

    In British "mode", the period at the end of a sentence is referred to as "full stop". I wonder if you're still in "American mode".

    Try it.
     
  3. babaoriley7 macrumors newbie

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  4. pochoman20 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fixed!

    Thank you so much Will!! :) I went into her settings and she was on English - Australia. No wonder she wasn't typing the words correctly...and now the period works!

    I so appreciate you taking the time to answer my question. It's too bad Apple Care couldn't have said what you did.
     
  5. Will69 macrumors regular

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    Wow. I thought my suggestion was a long shot but decided to post it anyway. Glad it worked out.
     
  6. robb2115 macrumors newbie

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    Quick work around

    I have been using Siri heavily for 5 months. Suddenly she types "period" instead of "." as mentioned above. I Went to apple store, backed up my iphone, restored phone to original state, reinstalled my settings, aps, contacts, etc. and somehow the same problem still occurs!!!!
    I read this thread. Siri types a "." when you say "full stop" whether in American English or British English voice recognition mode. I dictate EVERYTHING! This thread saved me. Thank you Will69! God Bless the Queen!!!!!
     

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