How to change the way Siri pronounces contacts

Siri is great, but it doesn't always make the names sound right. Here's how to fix that.

كيفية تغيير طريقة نطق Siri للأسماء

When it comes to pronunciation, Siri is generally pretty good. While the Apple Assistant doesn't always look like a real person when it responds to your every command, it does seem close. That is, until your name is completely slain.


Don't worry, because you can solve this problem and have Siri pronounce your name correctly in no time.


Change how Siri says a name in Contacts

Siri can do a lot of things, but sometimes it needs help with speech. In order for Siri to correctly pronounce your name or the name of another contact, you will need to add the Pronunciation field in Contacts.


To get started, open the Contacts app and find the person for whom you want to add a suitable pronunciation (whether it's you or someone else). Once you open the relevant contact's car, tap Edit in the upper right corner.


Next, scroll down and tap Add Field, then Add Pronunciation Field. You will see an option to add the correct pronunciation of the first or last name. Click on your desired choice. Then add the correct pronunciation.


The pronunciation field works using phonetic orthography. Phonetic spelling means to spell the word how it sounds. For example, "phonemes" can be spelled "fo-ne-ticks". Alternatively, you can use a phonetic spelling generator to create a name in the phonetic alphabet.

كيفية تغيير طريقة نطق Siri للأسماء

كيفية تغيير طريقة نطق Siri للأسماء

Once added, tap Done in the upper right corner to save it. Siri will then start speaking the name as you entered it.


Why does Siri get names wrong?

Siri is a great tool that seems to know just about everything, but even Siri can get it wrong. This is why Siri sometimes counts on us for help. As he continues to learn, he will make fewer mistakes.


As more Siri updates come out, you probably won't even need to tell Siri how to pronounce someone's name in the future. But for now, just saying your name correctly can make your interaction with Siri more enjoyable.

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