Siri - UK voice annoying

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  1. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    I'm currently running 5.1.1 but was wondering if anyone who has iOS 6 has this problem. The UK Siri voice has become a lot less clear, it sounds like there is ruffling in the background and a lot more robotic. It only started doing it on Tuesday. Anyone else having this problem?
     
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  3. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    I'm not noticing it. That said I'm still annoyed I can't have the US Siri voice, I loved that at launch and was gutted when my iPhone arrived with this annoying bloke on the other end. I want the hot Siri ;-)
     
  4. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You can change it to the US voice in settings.
     
  5. leon44 macrumors 6502

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    I switched to the sexy aussie siri,
    also I like talking to my phone in an Australian accent as it can't understand my geordie one very well anyway
     
  6. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    True, I can, but I've tended to find Siri understands me less then - it seems to expect the US accent, which I don't have.

    I'd also hazard a guess that it'll expect me to be in the US for location services?
     
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  8. *Calypso*, Jun 14, 2012
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    Could anyone spot a difference between English (US) and English (Canada)? Sounds exactly the same to me. I like the Aussie voice too, but she pronounces my name weird, so I'm all like
     

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  9. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    Hey! Siri already agreed to marry me!
     
  10. *Calypso*, Jun 14, 2012
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    No. It expects you to be where the GPS says you are. :p

    BTW: They should cast Nazanin Boniadi (Nora from HIMYM) for the UK voice in iOS 7. :D
     
  11. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    Did Siri's UK voice change? I don't have iOS 6 so I can't try, but I liked the UK voice better than the American. (Not talking about accent)
     
  12. 8a22a macrumors 6502a

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    Me too.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4qfjG-Zx6U :D
     
  13. zackify macrumors member

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    I'm in the US but just switched it to the UK voice, it is annoying and sounds like the voice was recorded with a cheap phone.
     
  14. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes that is exactly how it sounds. It's strange though as it didn't sound like that a few days ago. I've using US English now instead. I hope it reverts back to the normal voice as the american Siri doesn't understand me as well :(
     
  15. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    The uk Siri voice refuses to say lebron James name correctly... It's annoying.

    But generally the uk voice understands me great while the us and aussie is far less clear
     
  16. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have tried using Siri on my mums 4S with the UK voice and hers sounds fine. I put mine and her next to each other and you can clearly tell the difference. What should I do?
     
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  18. shandyman Suspended

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    I think it's just whilst it's in beta, I know the normal UK voice control sounded funky in iOS 5 beta last year.
     
  19. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But I'm running 5.1.1 not iOS 6. It's also fine on my mums iPhone....
     

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