Trying to figure out how to get the iPhone 4S's Siri virtual personal assistant to say your name properly? One of Siri's abilities is to learn who you are and refer to you by your first name. However, many of us have names that Siri does not how to pronounce correctly. Or perhaps you don't even want to be called by your real name. For example, Ally likes to go by "Jailbreak Ninja". To get Siri to pronounce your name correctly or call you something else, all you need to do ask. Or you can change the phonetic spellings fields of your contact info.

Ask Siri

  1. Activate Siri by holding down the home button and wait for the beep.
  2. Say "Call me ____" Fill in the blank with whatever you want Siri to refer to you as. This can be your name or anything else.
  3. Siri will reply "From now on, I'll call you ____. OK?
  4. Reply "OK."

Siri will the update the nickname field of your contact info to this name. This is also how your name will appear when Siri types out your name.

Manually update the phonetic spelling of your name

  1. Open Contacts app
  2. Select your name
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Scroll to the bottom and tap "add field"
  5. Tap Phonetic First Name or Phonetic Last Name
  6. Fill out the field with the phonetic spelling of your name
  7. Tap Done

Using this method is best for correct pronunciation of your name, because Siri will still display your name with its correct spelling.

Manually update your nickname

To have Siri call you something other than your name, you can update your nickname manually, and here's how:

  1. Open Contacts app
  2. Select your name
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Scroll to the bottom and tap “add field”
  5. Tap Nickname

  6. Fill in the field with the name you wish to be called.

  7. Tap Done

Using this method will display your name as whatever you typed in the Nickname field.

There you go! Now you're all set to have Siri call you whatever you wish - whether that be the correct pronunciation of your name, or something else.

Please let us know how this tip worked out for you! Is anyone choosing a nickname other than a phonetically spelled version of their first name, like "Master", to be humorous? Let us know in the comments below!