Voice control and UK accents

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Aravintht, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys,

    any Brits got voice control to work?

    I'm from London and have a 'Queen's English' accent - can't get voice control to work at all.
     
  2. smr macrumors 6502a

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    It is working fine for me :D

    After seven years (BSc MSc PhD) at university I have lost my Yorkshire accent...
     
  3. Sam21 macrumors member

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    From Essex here without the high pitched whine :p and works 100% perfect for me! I love it so much.
     
  4. Caris macrumors 6502a

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    Very surprised how well it works, my friend has the weirdest surname ever and it picks me up saying it great.
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Is that you Brian?



    ;)
     
  6. Aravintht thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmm okay,

    i will try again when i get home and there's no background noise.

    doesn't work with minor background noise in an office.


    that said, I look like a fool saying aloud "dial...." etc

    nope!
     
  7. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I generally find voice control-related stuff doesn't work for me with my Yorkshire accent – I always seem to end up impersonating a Californian. Badly.
     
  8. Sam21 macrumors member

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    Me: "Shuffle iPod"
    iPhone: "No music is playing. Would you like to play music now?"
    Me: "Yes"
    iPhone: "Music shuffled. iPod is now playing."

    :D
     
  9. Alith macrumors 6502

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    Working fine here. I particularly liked the way that they localised phone's voice with a Queen's English accent.
     
  10. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    The UK iPhone voice is different to the US one?
     
  11. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Yes, you get the Queen on the 32GB. Not sure about the 16GB though. Prince Charles?
     
  12. Que macrumors 6502

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    having an australian accent with a little hint of brit here and there i'm not holding out any hope of it understanding me at all.

    camilla
     
  13. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Prince Charles?
    I'd have thought David Furnish…


    ;)
     
  14. rushmere macrumors 6502

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    Me: Shuffle iPod
    iPhone: Calling Paul.....

    OK, so now I'm really paranoid about having a speech impediment :eek:
     
  15. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming you're serious, that's cool that they do a different voice for UK ones!
     
  16. rushmere macrumors 6502

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    Oh my god, it's getting worse:

    Me: Play next
    iPhone: Calling Dentist
     
  17. Aravintht thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i cant wait for the tube ride on monday morning!

    bluetooth headsets were bad as it loked like people were talking to themselves

    then came iPod shuffles with shake to shuffle - just looked odd first thing in the morning with all the city traders 'shaking' their iPods

    now we'll hear people saying, dial.., shuffle..., etc!

    the joys of the 30min tube ride!
     
  18. Aravintht thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    he's not being serious!
     
  19. Alith macrumors 6502

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    Yes. You get the lovechild of Joanna Lumley and Stephen Hawking.
     
  20. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    FFS :eek:
     
  21. fastbite macrumors 6502a

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    +1 LOL
     
  22. sallythemac Guest

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    Contacts seem to be picked up fine, it's artists and song titles that it struggles with...

    But then again, i am from Hereford, so have a farmer twang!
     
  23. Que macrumors 6502

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    me: "play oasis"

    iphone: "calling apple store"

    :eek:
     
  24. rushmere macrumors 6502

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    I'm relieved it's not just me having these problems!
     
  25. Alith macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't actually do song titles, just album, artist or playlist. I found this out after almost phoning dozens of people by accident and then reading the 'How To' section on the Apple site which lists all the voice commands. :)
     

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