One of the interesting feature in iOS is definitely it’s intelligent assistant, Siri. Siri lets you get things like setting reminders and composing text messages done much faster. With the new iOS 11 update, Siri surely sounds less robotic. However, Siri sometimes repeatedly makes mistakes also fails to pronounce names correctly. Sounds like it’s now time to make Siri smarter.
Siri is a time-saving tool for getting things done. Just put in a little effort to train Siri, with these simple steps.
Siri often fails to start when you utter, “Hey Siri”. If so, it’s time to start over and retrain Siri. Simply, go to Settings >> Siri. Then toggle switch off back and on again to Listen for “Hey Siri“. This will redirect you to the setup process again to train Siri to recognize your voice.
When our dear Assistant makes a mistake pronouncing names, we usually ignore it and carry on. But now, teach Siri to pronounce names in your Contacts correctly.
When Siri pronounces a name incorrectly, you can tell her, “That’s not how you say that“. Or simply say, “learn how to pronounce ABC XYZ“. She’ll ask how to pronounce name correctly. Siri will listen and offer you pronunciation options. All you have to do is select the one that sounds the best.
Siri uses Google as it’s default Search Engine. However, sometimes train Siri to use other search engines too. Rephrase your query to “Search Bing for Appslova” or “Search Yahoo for Appslova” and this will do the trick.
You can also actually change Siri’s default Search Engine. To do so, go to Settings >> Safari >> Search Engine and choose your preferred search engine.
Siri is very handy when you need to type a long email or message. Simply, dictate the message to Siri. But, this can give you a long string of texts without any punctuation marks or even at random places.
Dear Mr. Leaf comma new paragraph Next month comma our company is planning an employee appreciation pancake breakfast honoring retired employees for their past years of service and present employees for their loyalty and dedication in spite of the current difficult economic conditions full stop
Here are some other commands to make your dictations to Siri far more accurate:
Siri is a complete digital assistant. And with some tricks up your sleeve, you can make Siri smarter and better. So, did you retrain Siri for a better experience? Let us know in the comment section below.
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