Teaching Siri to spell

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Sarcasticon, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Sarcasticon macrumors newbie


    Oct 22, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    My son-in-law's name is Cary. When I make notes with his name I get Kerry and Carrie. Is there any way to teach Siri to spell it right?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Have you tried putting the correct spelling in the Nickname field?
  3. mcbride41407 macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2011
    Same problem

    Hello, I was wondering if you ever figured out the answer to your question... My sons name is Jaidyn and every time I mention him to Siri she spells it Jaden and it's kinda driving me crazy lol... Thanks!!:confused:
  4. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Can you correct it in the notes? iOS should learn it
  5. OldMike macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    I haven't used Siri that much, but I am also wondering if you could train Siri to learn a users specific pronunciation. I have an odd mixture of accents and there are some words it just never gets right.
  6. Comeagain? macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    Use the search function for something along the lines of "Siri Phonetic" or something similar.
  7. mcbride41407 macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2011
    Not sure... I have only had the phone for a few days, so I don't have any idea how to do that... I've sent my husband a million text messages of my sons name and then corrected the spelling before sending it... but otherwise I wouldn't know how to access the notes :( Thank you tho!
  8. yezza macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2008
    mcbride - I don't know the fix to the Siri issue, but to fix the spelling of names etc, go to keyboard in general settings, then add a shortcut. Fill out both fields and you're away :)
  9. glenaw, Jul 2, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014

    glenaw macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2014
    Teaching Siri to spell

    When you ask Siri to call your contact you get a reply that it can not find "Contacts Name (the way Siri heard it )" in your contact list.

    Do the following after writing down the way Siri thinks it should be spelled.

    Go into contacts.
    Go to the contact you are working with.
    Go into "Edit"
    Scroll down to "Add Field" and go into add field.
    Go into "Phonetic First Name"
    Spell in this field the way that Siri spelled the contact name that you wrote down.
    Hit Done.

    Now Siri will recognize your contact the way you say it. Siri will also spell it correctly now.
  10. RikaHimamori macrumors newbie


    Feb 26, 2017
    According to the help app in my phone, you should be able to say "Siri, that is not how you pronounce (whatever word) and Siri should ask how it should be pronounced. That's an easier way to fix it.

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