Tuesday Tip- How to Teach Siri About Nicknames

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As a sequel to last week, we have another Siri tip for our iPhone users. Did you know you can have Siri customize relationships for people you call or text frequently?

You can easily teach Siri that “Jane Smith is my mom” or “Bill Smith is my son,” so the next time you call them you can simply say: “Call my mom” or “Text my son.”

You can also set nicknames for people who may have the same first and last name. This can save you time when using Siri to place calls and lets you use the nicknames you normally would.

Here’s How:

  1. Open up Siri by holding the Home button for two seconds.
  2. When Siri beeps, say: “[insert your mother’s name] is my mom.”
  3. Siri will read the relationship back for you to confirm. (If Siri mispronounces the name, simply say: “That’s not how you pronounce that.” Siri will ask you for the correct pronunciation; then say the name back to you three different ways so you can choose the one you like.)
  4. Repeat with other close relatives or friends with nicknames you call frequently (i.e. your spouse, father, brother, sister, etc.)

Check back next week for a tip for all of our Android users!


2 Thoughts on "Tuesday Tip- How to Teach Siri About Nicknames"

  1. Dick says

    Why can’t I get siri on my iphone

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for posting, Dick. First, please make sure that Siri is enabled by going to the Settings app, then Siri. From there, you should be able to hold the Home button to ask Siri your question or dictate a text message. If you continue to experience issues, please don’t hesitate to call us at 888-345-5509. We’re glad you reached out to us today, and we hope you enjoy using Siri with your iPhone!