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Topic # 247838 26-Feb-2019 09:40
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My wife and fathers partner have similar names and when I ask google assistant to call my wife by her name it always defaults to my dads partner,

Is there a way to retrain the system?

I have tried renaming my dads partner in my contacts app to something quite different but it still does it wrong.

Any help would be appreciated.

Failing this I'll call Google.




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  Reply # 2187268 26-Feb-2019 09:54
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"now Calling Apple Support...."

 

Sorry, couldnt resist. :)

 

 

 

Try deleting the contact, then re-add under another name.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2187275 26-Feb-2019 09:56
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Tried that.




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  Reply # 2187285 26-Feb-2019 10:19
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There are two people in my contacts list with the same christian name.

 

 

 

If I say "Call Fred" then GA asks "Do you want to call Fred Bloggs or Fred Smith?"

 

 

 

Does yours not?






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  Reply # 2187322 26-Feb-2019 10:22
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Dial the number yourself, the old fashioned way?




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  Reply # 2187338 26-Feb-2019 10:40
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Geektastic:

There are two people in my contacts list with the same christian name.


 


If I say "Call Fred" then GA asks "Do you want to call Fred Bloggs or Fred Smith?"


 


Does yours not?



It did at one point.

Now it dosent.




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  Reply # 2187339 26-Feb-2019 10:41
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DarthKermit:

Dial the number yourself, the old fashioned way?



What's a dial?




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  Reply # 2187432 26-Feb-2019 11:41
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Ok I'm going to call Google.




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  Reply # 2187435 26-Feb-2019 11:44
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Have you tried deleting one contact entirely and then re-adding it?






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  Reply # 2187511 26-Feb-2019 13:03
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Say "Call My Wife".
Obviously Google needs to know which contact is your wife. I use this because my wife has a name that Google just can't seem to understand. Works (almost) faultlessly.

Edit: It even asks if I want the home phone or her mobile.




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  Reply # 2187666 26-Feb-2019 16:38
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Brings back memories of the ad with the mother in law wanting him to voice dial her while she was in the car and he's trying to mumble "old trout".

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  Reply # 2187721 26-Feb-2019 19:25
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change the name of one of them on your contact list





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  Reply # 2187723 26-Feb-2019 19:27
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sdavisnz: Ok I'm going to call Google.

 

 

 

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