How to Teach Siri to Pronounce a Name Correctly on iPhone and iPad

Did you know that you could teach Siri to pronounce a particular name correctly on your iPhone and iPad? If the virtual assistant fails to understand a particular name time and again, check out this easy hack to make it pronounce a word perfectly.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Besides this method, there is one more way to let Siri know the correct pronunciation. Just read below to try that.

Step#1. Press and Hold Home button to wake up Siri and shoot your question to her. On iPhone X, press and hold the side button to invoke Siri.

Step #2. Siri will display your query on the screen. If you mispronounced any word or the query has poor grammar, Siri is likely to mispronounce it.

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Step #3. Right below your query there’s an option “Tap to Edit.” Tap on it and enter Siri’s manual typing mode.

Step #4. Now you’ll see different variations of your queries, and if you find the right one, you can tap on it and Siri will display new results. Just in case, if you did not see the right query listed there, you’ll have to edit your query manually.

Step#5. You’ll be able to edit the query on Siri after tapping “Tap to Edit.” You can either edit the misspelled word or enter the entire query again.

That’s all folks!

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It’s very easy to teach Siri new pronunciation with these two methods. I hope this method have helped you and Siri learn new pronunciation.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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