The latest update to iOS dropped last week, with Apple releasing iOS 11.1.1 to the general public. While the update is minor, for some iPhone owners the install takes on greater importance. The main problem, which is fixed by iOS 11.1.1 revolves around the keyboard and auto-correct. On some devices, iOS users can't type the letter "i" at all. The keyboard automatically replaces "i" with a strange character, sometimes appearing as an "A" followed by a question mark symbol.
Siri has made great strides in its capabilities and understanding of natural language. However, there will always be proper names without intuitive pronunciations. These names can trip up humans just as much as Siri. The good news is that Siri can learn the correct pronunciation with a little bit of help. There are two ways to fix a pronunciation on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Siri has come a long way since the iPhone 4s. She can now be a He, and with iOS 11 and later she is even a bigger part of your iPhone. Siri is more than just your personal voice assitant, she can also be your personal DJ, make smarter suggestions in other apps, and add suggested arrival times to your QuickType keyboard. You can also now give Siri an American, British or Australian accent. Here's how:
With iOS 11, Siri is ready to translate. Simply ask, "How do you say ___ in (Spanish, Italian, German, French or Chinese)" and Siri will show you the written translation accompanied by an audio translation that you can repeat with the play button. If Siri doesn't quite understand your request, simply tap on your question to edit it with the keyboard.
iOS 11 has brought back text based queries to Siri as an Accessibility feature for iPhone/iPad owners who can't use voice commands for the digital assistant. It can also be useful if you need to be quiet, or Siri just isn't understanding what you're saying. To activate it, head to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Siri and toggle on "Type to Siri." Now you can hold down the Home button to bring up Siri along with a keyboard to type your query. You can still use "Hey Siri" while this is on (providing you have Hey Siri on as well).