Siri has been a darling to loads of iOS users out there. In fact, in several of our lives, she must be the only woman who remotely even listens to what we have to say. Yes, life is tough if you are a tech nerd. However, the thing with Siri is, it is good with American or British names, yet the Asians seem to never have been afforded the pleasure of hearing the names right. It does get most of the words right, but proper nouns can be a different story.
We have been playing with iOS 7 Beta version 6 lately, and loads of things have been improved between Beta 1 and Beta 6.
But one feature that has been improved leaps and bound and is barely getting the ovation it deserves is Siri, yes it is a lot less robotic and has a refined UI which goes well with translucent background of likes of Control Center in iOS 7. Also new in Siri on iOS 7 is the ability to toggle system settings such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and various other things.
Another feature we stumbled upon that has been added to Siri is that, on iOS 7 you can now teach Siri to take your name or pronounce your name properly. This is a welcome relief as it gives a more personal touch to the assistant and does not feel like you are interacting with a robot, which is simply programmed to work in the same way for every Apple customer.
Mind you, this feature is available only on iOS 7, so if Siri still has not got your name right, and you would like it to do that, here are the steps that you must perform to train Siri and get your name right.
Train Siri to Pronounce your name the way it should be
Just to reiterate, make sure you are on iOS 7 Beta 5 and above. Though it does work on lower Betas, we just found it to be more hit and miss between iOS 7 Beta 1 and Beta 5. To be on the safe side, make sure to check that you are on the latest Beta of iOS 7.
Although this may not be all that a huge deal, but having an option like this, simply tells us that Apple is working hard on making sure that Siri is actually a large part of using iOS and more and more people use it. You can also use a male voice now on Siri by simply going to Siri in Settings and choosing a Male Voice.
Given the improvements of Siri in iOS 7 , I have certainly been using it a lot more than I did when it was back in iOS 6. Although, this is still beta version, so don’t be surprised if there are some more improvements in the world’s most loved artificial assistant in the coming days.
In the mean time, we will continue to play along with iOS 7 and keep coming up with more such features, which are well hidden away. If you have any questions regarding this process or Siri on iOS 7 feel free to comment in the section below.