How to personalize iPhone Voice Control

Learn how to personalize your iPhone contacts to make better use of Voice Control dialing features.

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The iPhone's Voice Control features are fun and futuristic. Voice commands also offer commuters a practical way to dial phone numbers without taking their eyes off the road.

But Voice Control isn't perfect, and unique names or pronunciations in your Contacts list can easily foil the software.

Fortunately, the iPhone allows you to get under the hood a little to make Voice Control run more smoothly. By adding fields for phonetic spellings, nicknames, middle names, and more, you can personalize your contacts to work seamlessly with the iPhone's voice-dialing capabilities.

To learn how to bend the iPhone's Voice Control to your will, check out the video tutorial .

About the author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

 

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