How to Train Siri to Pronounce a Name Correctly

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Unlike before, Siri sounds more naturally now and also understands the context better. However, there are times when the personal assistant seems to fumble a bit and mispronounces certain names. But don't bother about this little drawback as you can always teach Siri to pronounce a particular name correctly on your iPhone and iPad.

Once you have taught Siri to speak names correctly, it will remember and pronounce them perfectly. However, the assistant might still not be able to understand some complex names.

 

How to Train Siri to Pronounce A Name Correctly on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. First off, press and hold the Home button on your iOS device or say “Hey, Siri” to trigger Siri.

Note: On your iPhone X, you have to press and hold the side button to bring Siri into action.

Then, you need to say the name of the person the personal assistant doesn't pronounce correctly.

  • When it says the name, say “You're pronouncing [name] wrong.”
  • You have the option to use your first, middle, or last name.
  • Now, the virtual assistant will ask you how to pronounce the first name of the person. Speak the first name.

Step #2. Next, she will ask you to select a pronunciation. You have to play each option and select the correct one.

Step #3. Next up, she will ask you the middle name of the person. Speak the middle name.

Then, you need to choose a pronunciation and play each option as well as select the correct one.

Step #4. The virtual assistant will ask you the last name of the person. You have to speak the last name.

Up next, she will ask you to choose a pronunciation and then play each option and select the correct one.

That's pretty much it! The assistant will now pronounce this name correctly. You can use the same method to make Siri say any word accurately.

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