Now you can correct the way Siri pronounces names on your iPhone. Honestly, it’s a long awaited respite, especially to those outside the English speaking countries.

If you are like me, you have the ‘Announce Calls’ feature in Call Settings set to On.

And again, if you live where I am from, Siri is probably pronouncing most of your Contacts wrong. Not intentionally, though, but by virtue of what data sets Apple trained Siri on.

That leaves us only one logical way to make amends. That is if Apple gives the users the ability to give their input on how to pronounce said names.

That’s exactly what Apple came up with, this time. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to correct Siri’s pronunciation on iPhone.

Correct Siri's Pronunciation


How to Correct Siri’s Pronunciation of Names on iPhone

The process is simple and straightforward and you can set it up in minutes.

  1. To start with launch the Contacts app on your iPhone.
  2. Find the person in your contacts list whose name you want Siri to pronounce correctly.
  3. Once you find the contact, tap the “Edit” button in the top-right corner.
  4. Under the “Notes” section, you will find the option to add a new field.
  5. Select “Add Field” and choose either “Pronunciation First Name” or “Pronunciation Second Name,” depending on which name Siri is having trouble with.
  6. Next, tap on the pronunciation field and spell out the name phonetically, as it sounds. This will help Siri understand how the name is pronounced.
  7. After you say them right, tap the “Done” button in the top-right corner.
  8. The next time Siri says the name, it will follow the phonetic spelling similar to your input.

Remember, you can edit the pronunciation anytime by using the “Edit” button in the contact card.

If you are trying to find a contact or having Siri schedule a meeting, having the names pronounced correctly can make your experience with Siri more enjoyable and efficient.


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