Siri Sounds less natural/more robotic on new 5S

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  1. MVallee macrumors 6502a

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    I have had iOS 7 through all the betas on my iPhone 5. One feature I liked was Siri's more natural sounding voice. I passed my iPhone 5 down to my partner and got a 5S today but on the 5S, Siri sounds very robotic. Asking the same question on the 5 and the 5S is a really noticeable difference.

    Any idea why this would be happening or how to fix it?
     
  2. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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  3. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    I didn't have the iOS 7 beta's but coming from iOS 6 I would have to say Siri sounds more natural and less robotic than she did an OS ago.
     
  4. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816

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    You're right it is a notable difference between both phones but the 5s is more natural than the 5.
     
  5. MVallee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My issue was I did have it sounding natural on the 5 but now the new phone she sounds robotic. There is no inflections to anything she says on the 5S but on the 5 she sounds as good as she did during the beta.

    I actually solved it now though. I hit "reset all settings" on the 5S and now she sounds back to normal. I restored my 5S from a backup that I used during the beta's so I guess there was a leftover glitch that carried over. All back to normal now. Sorry :eek:
     
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    Could you possibly do a video of them side by side asking the exactly same thing?
     
  7. MVallee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's fixed now and the both sound the same. My 5 that I gave to my partner was restored from his iOS 6 backup and he never had any beta versions. My 5S was set up from a backup I had during the beta. Resetting all settings seemed to get rid of whatever glitch was causing this. I can't seem to replicate it now.
     
  8. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    One review says new SIRI more natural. Go figure.

    Personally I want an Ebonics voice or any accent I choose or even a sarcastic tone would be much funner!
     
  9. adnbek macrumors 65816

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    You have to have your phone plugged in and connected to wifi and the high quality voice will get pushed to your phone. You'll know it's done when the voiceover settings show a toggle for "compact voice" (meaning the robotic one).
     
  10. FrankieG889D macrumors member

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    I would agree, Siri sounds slightly more natural on the 5.. Shady.
     
  11. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    You want to make sure you have the enhanced quality option enabled.
     
  12. matttye macrumors 601

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    Apparently if you connect to wifi and power, it downloads voice data. So I've read on this forum countless times, anyway.
     
  13. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    You don't have to do anything. Just use a few times and it should get better. I've noticed the same thing on my 5s but also noticed it after a fresh install of iOS 7 on my iPhone 5.
     
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    One word that always answers any problem with Siri. Beta. :D
     
  16. sn macrumors 6502

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    Haha, Ive really cracking down on the skeumorphism ;)
     
  17. tico24 macrumors 6502

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    Except as of iOS7, it's not beta.
     
  18. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    I heard that you could change Siri's voice from Male to female (UK) but unless I want it to change to another country I can't. Did that get dropped as a feature?
     
  19. OVERTASK macrumors 6502

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    It's only for the North American voice, the UK voice is still the dreadful old voice. I personally have it set to Canada so I can get normal spelling and I just try to put on my best American accent when using Siri. I think it works just fine, I quite enjoy the new voice.
     
  20. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    I'll give Canada a go then. I don't really use Siri all that much. Most annoying is the name pronunciation.
     
  21. OVERTASK macrumors 6502

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    With iOS 7 you can actually teach it to pronounce things. Just say 'that is not how you pronounce that'.
     
  22. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Interesting. I'll give it a go, thanks for the tip.
     

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