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Can we teach the car correct pronunciations for contacts?

The new voice-to-text message feature can’t seem to find most of my contacts. It misspells the name on the screen when I say it and then tells me “Contact not found”. It seems to only be able to find very basic traditionally spelled names, like John or Pat.

it works much better when making a phone call than sending a text, which seems odd, but the phone option has been around longer and seems to be able to find phonetic matches for names.

For example, I have a contact named “Coleton”. If I say “Send a text message to Coleton” the screen displays “Send a text message to Colton” and then says “Contact not found”. However, if I say “Call Coleton” it finds the correct contact and makes the call.

Has anyone figured out a way to “teach” it alternate pronunciations or spellings? I tried entering phonetic and pronunciation spellings into the contact in my iPhone, but it doesn’t seem to work.
 
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I have no experience so no definite tips since it's probably the voice to text not acting reliable.

I would suggest changing the persons name to something like "Coleton {last name}" to see if it will auto correct based on last name. Else just change their name to "Colton" in the phone for more reliable results.
 

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