Since we’re out walking we typically don’t correct dictation mistakes in the message if we think that they can be understood by our kids. Especially if it’s a funny one. We just figure that they’ll understand it anyway. It’s kind of like Apple’s own version of Mad Gab.
But we wish that there was some way to denote under our iMessage that this particular text message was “Dictated by Siri”. That way when the receiving party saw our text with the Siri disclaimer they’d think “Oh oh, I had better be prepared to think about this one”.
Apple had created a default “Sent by my iPhone” message for people when smartphones were a new thing. I can only presume that was to alert the receiving party that you were typing with your thumbs so forgive the brief message and any typos. I would think that dictating a message with Siri should also require some kind of disclaimer. Even more so than thumb-typing would. Dictation could lead to entire words being wrong as opposed to just an errant mis-keyed letter.
I suppose we could always send the audio. But we rarely ever do. I find audio messages when someone is exercising to be quite unpleasant. And that’s assuming there aren’t noisy cars or lawn mowers in the background ruining the recording. But that’s a whole other blog post.
No, texting via Siri is still preferred even over audio messages. And if Apple were to add a Siri disclaimer to give me a little more grace I’d appreciate it.