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stwycross Level 1 (0 points)

I have updated my iPhone 4S to IOS 6 however after doing this Siri's voice sounds like a robot and sounds more like the battery is running out compared to the previous clear quality voice prior to the update.


How can i change the voice to the clear voice again or is this yet another apple disappointment!

iPhone 4S, IOS6
  • Mac OS XP Level 1 (75 points)

    Same situation!


    I noticed it when testing out Map's voice navigation. Quality needs to be clearer! Plus what a disappointment, Waze has better navigation than iOS 6, and it's missing traffic data that's showing up on Waze and Google Maps. And I was told my city would get Flyover, so I was like OK then loss of streat view is no biggie. Turns out Flyover is only for downtown!!!

  • CITmAn1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I noticed this also-- Siri's voice is different on my 4s, but it is the same as it was before on the iPad3 (which didn't have siri before).  This is weird.  I miss the old Siri--the new one is cold and does not speak in as much detail.  For instance, she said NV today instead of saying Nevada which is what she said before the update to IOS6.  Apple-- Is she going to stay this way?

  • Izemann Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem

  • Nixpix2003 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ditto. Like my son said, Siri sounds like he's got a mouth full of bees (that's the UK siri, BTW, he's a bloke). Unless it's a bug, I'm not happy with this backward step.

    Maps is generally less useful than Google Maps with terrible satellite photos of my area, indistinct towns, roads difficult to see and without road numbers, and without the fantastic traffic data of Google Maps.

    Not that keen on the new layout for the app store either. And where's YouTube gone.

    Right now I'm wishing I hadn't upgraded!!!

  • Izemann Level 1 (0 points)

    Did anyone find a fix?

  • Siri user Level 1 (0 points)

    How do we setup the read or speech speed for Siri iOS6?

  • CITmAn1 Level 1 (0 points) she is talking normally again.  Anyone know what's going on here??

  • PezAndy Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm experiencing the same problem too, but when I downloaded to my iPad, Siri sounds like she should (or how she did on the iPhone before iOS 6. Has anyone discovered why? I'm bothered by this. Her voice sounds like the early voice technology of the 90s.

  • GuSTi Level 1 (0 points)

    I do belive I know whats going on.


    1. After you download and install the iOS 6, it probably fetches in the background the sound file for Siri in the language you selected. I tried many and all lingos sounded like a can.  Remember that Siri now is in many languages, probably too many to include in one package.


    2. Maybe if you are abroad, like I am in France, it downloads the French Siri Voice and not the English American, but when you switch to English Americna, plug it in and lock the screen, it starts downloading the files needed for the propper voice.


    My two cents!



  • eingrody Level 1 (0 points)

    Siri sounds like she has a really bad cold! (iPhone 4s)


    Hopefully Apple acknowledges this as a problem and fixes it (soon)

  • r3dw1ngs Level 1 (0 points)

    i have the same issue.  Some older posts suggested changing voice compression, and switching wifi on and off. I tried all to no avail. Really annoying. 

  • jamesuva Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue - noticed immediately.  Also ipad3 is fine.  Only iphone 4s sounds like the voice quality is terrible.  Hopefully someone at apple support sees the original post here.  Please post in this thread if you are experiencing the same issue to increase the numbers.

  • GuSTi Level 1 (0 points)

    Plug the phone in to a power source, lock it and wait a few hours.  This will make the phone download the needed voice files.



  • eingrody Level 1 (0 points)

    needed voice files? sounds like something that should have been downloaded with iOS 6.

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