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  • Washburncreek Level 1 (0 points)

    That has nothing to do with it.

    I still have 9A405 and i got the robot voice.


    Same with Itunes, both my wife's and my iphones got synced to itunes whortly before the robot appearerd, but mine was instant, and it took about 3 weeks for my wife's Siri to change. (we only synced to get the music off itunes, we DID NOT get an update for the SW, and we both still have 9A405)


    So I don't think it has to do anything with Ituens or the software version.


    My friend just got a 4s, and her Siri was robotic right out of the box. (she also has 9A405)

  • ashsansom Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm another 4s user that's been caught out by the downgrading of Siri's voice and functionality. I shipped my original 4s off to New York with my son for business- Siri worked just fine, a proper voice and reasonable responses. The replacement phone arrived and the problem was there from the first time I used it. I doubt it makes a difference but the new phone arrived with 9A406.


    So far I've not seen any convincing explanation for what is causing the problem. It seems most likely to be software based as it's affects previously properly working phones. Has anyone been able to restore functionality? If not there must a workaround available as the Siri system can work well.


    I can sympathise with the frustration on this matter, but you can bet the best way to deal with it is wait and leave your OS for the next update. If the 4s could ship with a battery software bug, it surely can have issues with an ambitious system like Siri.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 8 (35,018 points)

    From what I understand of the technology I'm pretty sure Siri's voice (at least the responses) is generated on the server, not on the phone. So it's possible that the sampling rate was reduced on the servers to deal with overload problems (which there are other threads about).

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 (22,600 points)

    So it's possible that the sampling rate was reduced on the servers to deal with overload problems (which there are other threads about).


    That is almost certainly the reason.  Siri is in beta.  Once it's out, that's when we can start worrying about what she sounds like.



  • Toms 4s Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem with my 4s Siri just all of a sudden to sound robotic I  wiped my I phone 4s clean then after that started it as a new phone since then I got siri original voice back hopefully this is a permanent solution only time will tell but before that I even called apple they said that they weren't aware of this problem they were the ones that suggested tO the wipe hopefully it stays that way

  • MisterJuice Level 1 (0 points)

    It's an iOS bug. Go to Settings -> iCloud and back up your iphone using icloud and siri's voice will go back to normal. I just did this now and it worked thanks to another user who suggested this somewhere else.

  • D.Wei Level 1 (0 points)

    Why it didn't works for me? I've followed your steps and the back-up is finish. But I still think my Siri's voice(US) is weird, like a robot.

         Please help, thanks=)

  • Encrypted11 Level 2 (350 points)

    Don't forget Siri requires internet to work so its probablt receiving updates from the server that changes its voice. Also probably part of Siri's functionality is having its own cache and in the cache which could be why it sounded alright at the beginning of the restore. Apple probably "patched" something with it. It's an AI, not a human and probably Apple software developers are tweaking its functionally.


    Meh, sounds like a bummer to me. After all, though its "officially" a beta, its one of the most unique unique selling point of the iPhone and seemed like Siri's getting a downgrade.

  • MisterJuice Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm sorry, but that's what I did, so did others. My bb is 1.0.13 if that may be why it worked for me.

  • anib Level 1 (0 points)

    I have just realised i have the problem too :( it sounds quite scary! How do i send feedback after update anyone knw?

  • Izemann Level 1 (0 points)

    Anyone find a fix to this? I have ios 5.1 and Siri sounds robotic now.

  • Toms 4s Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem a month ago and what I did was wipe the phone and restarted it as a new phone ever since then siri voice still normal I even updated to ios 5.1 and Siri still does know about it cause I called them when Siri got the robotic voice and there the ones who suggested that I wipe it and restart it as a new phone which worked!i would suggest that u do the same as it worked for me

  • pierre7800 Level 1 (0 points)

    MJ..........Thanks for the tip. Worked perfectly, just as you explained!

  • pierre7800 Level 1 (0 points)

    Forgot to explain earlier.............This is what ended up working for me:


    'It's an iOS bug. Go to Settings -> iCloud and back up your iphone using iCloud and Siri's voice will go back to normal'.

  • cheznol Level 1 (0 points)

    i hade this too but it wase when i had to restore my phone but it whent with in a day