How To Correct Siri On iPhone 5

How To Correct Siri On iPhone 5
How To Correct Siri On iPhone 5

Learn how to correct Siri on your iPhone 5. You can correct Siri; if Siri is having trouble in understanding you. Continue reading on how to do it.

  • Siri may sometimes have trouble understanding youin a noisy environment, for example. If you speak with an accent, it can take Siri some time to get used to your voice. If Siri doesnt hear you exactly right, you can make corrections. Siri shows what it heard you say, along with its response.
  • Correct what Siri hears you say: Tap the bubble showing what Siri heard you say. Edit your request by typing, or tap Microphone icon on the keyboard to dictate.
  • For information about using dictation, see How to dictate on iPhone 5.
  • If some of the text is underlined in blue, tap it and Siri suggests some alternatives. Tap one of the suggestions, or replace the text by typing or dictating.
  • Correct Siri by voice: Tap Microphone icon, then restate or clarify your request. For example, I meant Boston.
  • When correcting Siri, dont say what you dont wantjust tell Siri what you do want.
    • Correct a mail or text message: If Siri asks if you want to send the message, say something like:
    • Change it to: Call me tomorrow.
    • Add: See you there question mark.
    • No, send it to Bob.
    • No. (to keep the message without sending it)
    • Cancel.
  • To have Siri read the message to you, say Read it back to me or Read me the message. If its correct, say something like Yes, send it.

Noisy environments

In a noisy environment, hold iPhone close to your mouth, but dont talk directly into the bottom edge. Continue to speak clearly and naturally. Tap Microphone icon when you finish speaking.

You can also try holding iPhone to your ear to speak to Siri.

Network connection

Siri might tell you its having trouble connecting to the network. Because Siri relies on Apple servers for voice recognition and other services, you need to have a good 3G, 4G, or LTE cellular connection or a Wi-Fi connection to the Internet.


This article will work on all iPhones using iOS 6; including iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

Help Us Grow

If you like this post, please share it with your friends.

You are free to copy and redistribute this article in any medium or format, as long as you keep the links in the article or provide a link back to this page.

Subscribe to our mailing list

You may also like...