Which Siri voice to use- UK or US?

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Which Siri voice to use those who are in the UK?

  1. I use the UK male voice as it understands me the best

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  2. I use the US voice as it sounds the best and understands me fine

    9 vote(s)
    56.3%
  3. I use the Australian voice it Understands me better

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Doesn't matter, they all understand what I say just fine

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    #1
    Tough one for me, I do like the US voice alot better than the guy UK one but can't help but think the UK would be better for understanding me but i don't see why the US one won't. Those in the UK which one do you use and does the US one understand you ok?
     
  2. nrfujnbfvj macrumors member

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    #2
    The UK one doesnt understand me so i cant see how the US one would, and why does the UK man call it Mom? I told him to call Mum several times as is called in my contacts only for it to reply 'I dont know who mom is'
     
  3. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Yeah I have mine down as mom...so he doesn't understand that?
     
  4. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

    MarcBook

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    I can't stand the UK Siri voice, but the US one struggles with some words I pronounce (such as 'forecast' with a long caaaast).

    I currently have mine on the Australian voice, meaning it's a female and more pleasant sounding Siri who understands my accent, since (south) British isn't far off Australian.
     
  5. Stella macrumors 604

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    If you have British accent then US siri is going to struggle. You'll have to compensate for some words, i.e., mom vs mum. "holm" vs Home.

    Thats what I found anyway.
     
  6. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    So what do US people say...mom or mum?
     
  7. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

    APlotdevice

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    We always say "mom".
     
  8. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    I do as well..so surely using the US verison shouldnt be a problem for me. Dont really have a typical british accent.
     
  9. MrRon macrumors regular

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    #9
    of course US version... at least a female voice
     
  10. superdudeo macrumors regular

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    Has anyone found that Siri is learning your voice? I don't understand how it can if it doesn't know what you're trying to say?
     
  11. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Guessing it does get used to the way you say things just takes longer.
     
  12. AlohaMaui macrumors member

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    #12
    How do u choose the different voices?

    Thanks!
     
  13. rwaters28 macrumors newbie

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    #13
    I'm English (in Australia) and use the Aussie Siri with no problems.
     
  14. salacious macrumors 6502a

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    is there not an indian one? im used to call centres...
     
  15. Godzirra macrumors 6502

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    I use the Aussie voice. UK male sounds stuffy, and don't like the american female. The Aussie female sounds a lot nicer to me.
     
  16. njgeek macrumors regular

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    #16
    If you select a different voice will it be able to use maps properly?
     
  17. Stella macrumors 604

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    #17
    Maps are only available with the US voice ( and support US maps only ).
     
  18. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    #18
    UK born and bred and none of my family have ever said "Mum".

    Annoys me that you hardly ever get "Mom" greetings card in the UK.
     
  19. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Being from Northern Ireland and having a Belfast accent means my accent is somewhere between British English and American English. I keep the voice as American but it struggles with words like how and eight.
     
  20. mcrto macrumors member

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    I think that's just a Midlands/Birmingham thing though isn't it.

    I prefer US Siri but realised straight away that I've got no chance with a Manchester accent.
     
  21. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    #21
    Be careful. In the US, that's being sexist.
     
  22. nomad01 macrumors 68000

    nomad01

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    Yeah I guess it must be... even so, there's enough of us buying cards to warrant making a few more Mom cards. Just buy mine when I'm in the US now.
     
  23. szolr macrumors 6502

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    Isn't the US Siri a female voice? <-- Big plus that. :D :cool:
     
  24. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    so the aussie one is easily to understand than the US one?

    think i will use the US if it understands me well enough. dont want to use the UK one. Just hope she understands me.
     
  25. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Try updating her contact
     

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