How do I correctly use the "related name" feature? In which direction does it work? Does the relationship label indicate what the edited person (full contact sheet) is to the stated person (field data), or what the stated person is to the edited person?
Example: Jane is Jon's daughter. I edit contact Jon. Which of the following setups is correct?
- a) Daughter: Jane (= Jane is Jon's daughter)
- b) Father: Jane (=Jon is a father to Jane)
I found nothing via Google, Apple Support pages, Contacts.app help menu nor here on StackExchange. Only some sites where people complain that Siri fails to interpret "call my
<relationshipEntity>" (mostly "call my wife"), which my guts tell me is related to a false usage of the relationship field.
I think this topic would be worth to be addressed in official Apple documentation. It is a usability problem. Possible a harder task for users than Apple's UX designers and developers thought, particularly regarding internationalization/localization. Maybe in English the semantics and mental concepts on "related name" are very clear, but in other languages it may be more ambiguous. A small tooltip which clarifies the relationship in a full language sentence such as "Jane is Jon's daughter" could help to establish certainty and/or avoid false usage.
ANSWER: The correct scheme is:
a) Daughter: Jane (= Jane is Jon's daughter)