How To Troubleshoot Siri On iPad Mini

How To Troubleshoot Siri On iPad Mini
How To Troubleshoot Siri On iPad Mini

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 mic icon on the keyboard to dictate.
  • For information about using dictation, see How To Dictate On iPad Mini.
  • 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 Mic 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 iPad close to your mouth, but dont talk directly into the bottom edge. Continue to speak clearly and naturally. Tap when you finish speaking.

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.

Note

This article will work on all iPads using iOS 6; including iPad Mini, iPad 2, The New iPad (iPad 3), iPad 4 (iPad with Retina display).

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