I use voice dialing primarily to call my wife, let's call her "Helga". She's the only Helga in my contacts, so I could hold the button and say "call Helga mobile" and it would dial her iPhone.

Since I updated her phone to iOS5 (and enabled iCloud), when I say "call Helga mobile" my phone asks me which of four Helgas I wish to dial -- my wife or one of the three other Helgas in her contact list.

I've disable iCloud contact syncing on my phone but not yet on hers. If I go to http://www.icloud.com/, I can only use "Find my iPhone" there.

What else can I do?

  • To understand this right: You've upgraded her phone and if you call her from your phone it picks contacts from her contact list? – nohillside Oct 27 '11 at 19:01
  • I've upgrade both of our phones to iOS5. It doesn't matter if I'm trying to call her on her mobile or home phone numbers, it offers contacts from her contact list. – Doug Harris Oct 27 '11 at 19:52
  • I assume you already verified in your contacts that the Helgas are not there. Are you sharing your AppleID with your wife? – nohillside Oct 27 '11 at 19:56
  • Let's separate all the problems here: We don't care about her phone. I think you did something wrong somewhere. Check that you have your own iCloud account and your wife her own. You shouldn't share one account. Then have a look at your address book and check if some contacts haven't been duplicated. – Coyote Oct 28 '11 at 4:05
  • @patrix - my wife is the only Helga in my phone's contact list. – Doug Harris Oct 28 '11 at 20:19

Create a new contact name for your wife's iPhone number. "Call Mary's mobile".

  • That would work but it's ugly. – Doug Harris Oct 28 '11 at 20:18

You could use the phonetic fields to write the name in a manner that your iPhone understands. I do that with the contacts I call the most.

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