Wow Siri barely understands me

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  1. mach250 macrumors member

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    Just upgraded from my 3GS and I've been trying to figure out how to speak for it to understand me. It seems like it could be nice to just say texts or set things with my voice but it's very unpredictable. :(
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    What region are you from? I've found that Siri has a hard time understanding Pittsburghese.
     
  3. Eager Beaver macrumors 6502a

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    Some peeps talk as if they have a richard in their mouth.
    U can't babble, u need to anunciate for siri to properly understand you.
    I catch myself using "slang" words sometimes, which she doesn't understand either.
    If anything, she will help us learn how to speak more properly. :)
     
  4. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    I like how Siri educates people to speak proper English :)
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    What does this mean?
     
  6. Eager Beaver macrumors 6502a

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    babble, not clear.
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    He probably meant the 4 letter word, starts with d
     
  8. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    For me the problem is that Siri understands 95% when I dictate a text. However when I ask it to do something it understands less than 30%. This puzzles me.

    It seems that part of the problem is when you ask something it can't do then it tries to match other words to whatever you say in order to find something it actually could do and it gets confused.

    But even for simple things like set an alarm it more often than not does not understand me.

    It's basically useless to me. I don't care since I didn't plan to use it anyway.
     
  9. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Hopefully she can also teach us to write properly.
     
  10. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    Where are you from? I'm not a native English speaker, but Siri appears to understand me perfectly fine.
     
  11. mach250 thread starter macrumors member

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    originally from the chicagoland area...i might have a slight slur at times but it still doesn't catch my words when i slow down ...
     
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