teaching siri pronunciation of names/contacts?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eroxx, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    I just read an article that you can teach siri the pronunciation of names by adding a field in the contact and typing in the phonetic spelling of a name. I got really excited by this, but it seems not to be working for me ...

    I have a friend Marcia, pronounced - Mar-SEE-ya. I've tried a bunch of spellings but siri's still not "getting it." Any ideas?
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Try "MarSEEa"

    The "y" may be throwing it off. Then try "Show contact marSEEa <lastname>"
  3. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    Thanks... I don't know if this is the issue but just ran across something strange:

    Her contact info is NOT in my contact list (even in "all contacts"), but when I search, it IS! ????

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