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Question: Change Siri's name?

Everyone in my office has iphones. And one of my coworker's names is Sarah. Every time one of us says her name, all of our phone's Siri activate. I'm sure that there are others out there with similar issues.

iPhone 6s, iOS 11.2.6

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Mar 14, 2018 11:13 AM in response to Daniele05 In response to Daniele05

I figured that would end up being the only solution. But 'hey Siri' is a great feature to use when needed. And manually turning it on and off everyday whenever I leave or enter the office is not exactly a solution. So we'll just continue to laugh when all of our phone's Siris begin responding to conversation directed at Sarah.


Unless there is a way to deactivate Siri based on your location.....?

Mar 14, 2018 11:13 AM

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Mar 30, 2018 5:52 PM in response to Michael Black In response to Michael Black

You wrong. I did change my Siri name to Sito after a long conversation. Now I can activate my siri by saying “Hey Sito” or “Hey Siri”. I have been trying to change it to Lulu but no luck. I don’t know how I did it, but mt siri answer me by Sito right now. And I’m happy with it because now I’m sure that only my iPhone will answer me. Unfortunately I couldn’t add a video here to show but the picture shows the new name.

Mar 30, 2018 5:52 PM

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Mar 30, 2018 6:17 PM in response to Lauramar2 In response to Lauramar2

Sorry, but I’m not buying it. Where did you edit the name “Siri” or enter an alternate setting to activate “hey Siri”? There is no such user alterable setting anywhere in a default installion of iOS.


And depending on your speech or accent “hey sito” may just have been Apple’s machine language algorithm learning to recognize that you meant “hey Siri” when you say that. But that in no way means you actually changed the name of “Siri”.


https://machinelearning.apple.com/2017/10/01/hey-siri.html

Mar 30, 2018 6:17 PM

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Mar 30, 2018 6:48 PM in response to benfromIndy In response to benfromIndy

It seems some "S" names `will trigger Siri.


I can get Siri to react to Sarah, Sue, Susie, Sir, Surreptitious as well. If there is even a slight pause between "Sir" and whatever follows, Siri answers. I got her to answer to Sir Mixalot.


Sarah may lose this battle! What is her middle name?

Mar 30, 2018 6:48 PM

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Apr 21, 2018 2:33 PM in response to Michael Black In response to Michael Black

That is absolutely incorrect. It is possible to change Siri interaction and name. My Siri answers to "Paslushe Olga" meaning "Listen Olga" instead of "hey Siri" which is for barn dogs and *****.

even in English UK which I prefer to American.


Follow:

1.  > System Preferences.

2. 4th tier from top: Accessability.

3. Left pane, 9th from top: Dictation.

4. Click button: Dictation Commands...

5. Left Pane> User >.. Click on the + at the bottom and create an <undefined command>

6. Click on <undefined command>

7. Fill in: When I say: Type a name, e.g. Olga

8. Perform: Choose... > Run Workflow > Other... > type "siri" in the search on top right. Choose Siri.app

9. Right Pane: Check mark: Enable the dictation keyword phrase: Type anything you want, e.g. Paslushe

Now you can say "Paslushe Olga" and Siri will pop up.

Note1: The only thing it cannot do is that if you ask: "What is your name?" she will respond as: "Мена зовуть? Siri. впрочем, это не новость." meaning "My Name? It is Siri. However that is not news."

In English, if you ask: "What is your name?" she will answer "My name is Siri, but you knew that already."

Note 2: You can make more commands so that you can say other names as well.

Apr 21, 2018 2:33 PM

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Apr 21, 2018 3:29 PM in response to Ivan Sahba AKA Vanya In response to Ivan Sahba AKA Vanya

You do realize this is the using iPhone forum, and there is no Apple menu in iOS, nor any “Systems Preferences“ menu for that matter. And under Settings -> General -> Accessibility there is nowhere to do what you’re talking about.


To my knowledge there is no way to do in iOS anything like what you are describing for OS X.

Apr 21, 2018 3:29 PM

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Apr 21, 2018 3:58 PM in response to Michael Black In response to Michael Black

btw, do you know why your reply popped in an email as:

Change Siri's name?

You do realize ethics is the iPad forum, and there is no Apple menu in iOS, nor any “Systems Preferenxes menu for that matter. And under Settings -> General -> Accessibility there is nowhere to do what you’re talking about.

Apr 21, 2018 3:58 PM

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Apr 21, 2018 4:01 PM in response to Ivan Sahba AKA Vanya In response to Ivan Sahba AKA Vanya

😁 I was editing it to correct my own mistake of thinking this was the iPad forum, instead of the iPhone. That and fixing some of the ever present ridiculous autocorrect induced spelling issues (Posting this from an iPad Air 2, and the autocorrect makes more errors and misspellings than I do).


No worries anyway - I just didn’t want the OP rushing to think they’d missed some setting or feature in iOS that would let them do what they wanted.

Apr 21, 2018 4:01 PM

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