Something new in Siri?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by melburstein, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. melburstein macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2012
    I was surprised today when I asked Siri to: "Send a text to [first name, last name]," It found the person in my Contacts and then asked me--for the future--the proper pronunciation of the first and last names. It gave me 3 options for each and let me pick the closest.

    I've never seen Siri do this before. Is it new?
  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    I know you can teach Siri to pronounce names in iOS 7 but didn't know that it would actively ask you.
  3. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Used this function a number of times now when I asked to place a call, and the name was mis-pronounced. Just asked SIRI that she pronounced the name incorrectly, and she immediately asks for clarification, and gave me three choices. Nice to have for some names that are difficult to pronounce. SiRI however, did not automatically ask for future - the correct pronunciation of a name - which is also nice to have. Guess this is for txt, and I just used the call function.
  4. EvilQueen macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2013
    In my own world
    I haven't seen that yet. How do you tell siri to correct the name?
  5. jmurp macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2014
    Siri - teach her how to say your contact names correctly

    Not too long ago, Rich DeMuro with KTLA Los Angeles talked about the IOS7 operating system and the ability to correct Siri when she is not pronouncing a name correctly.

    Here is a correction I made recently:
    Me: "Contact information for Chuck - UPS"
    Siri brought it up and pronounced UPS as ups (like ups and downs)
    Me: "That's not how you say Chuck - UPS"
    Siri: OK, how do you pronounce the name?
    Me: Chuck - UPS
    Siri: OK, which pronunciation should I use?
    She'll give you three selections to choose from

    Listen carefully to her questions because sometimes she'll offer a second request for the contact's last name too.

    Does this help?

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