“Related People” Contacts Field Found In iOS 5 For iPhone 4S Siri Voice Assistant


Here’s a pretty interesting discovery by folks over at FSM. A new field in labelled as “Related People” has been found in iOS 5 Gold Master which gives you the option to unify your contacts based on their relations such as mother, father, spouse, child, brother and sister. As the source notes, in case you’ve been wondering how Siri would know who your wife is? well this seems to be the answer. Take a look at the screenshot below:

If you haven’t heard about Siri yet, it is an iPhone 4S exclusive voice assistance technology that lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. You can even ask Siri to do things just by talking the way you talk. Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean, and even talks back. According to Apple, It is so easy to use and does so much, you’ll keep finding more and more ways to use it. You can check out Siri’s awesomeness in video posted here.


  • Adam

    What if you have..well in this case, more than 1 sister?

  • Sha9gy

    Hmmmm…. I wonder how it would it handle multiple wives? 🙂 Many cultures and religions all for multiple wives… This should be interesting.


  • Anonymous

    Already knew this 🙂

    Right when GM came out I was editing contacts and saw that 🙂

  • Alex

    Look at the example closely.

  • Sha9gy

    Multiple sisters are easy… You can get away with it… Calling the wrong wife will be interesting 😛

  • macmurray

    This was there like 2 beta’s ago…

  • Jbohn

    I have the GM and don’t have that option. It looks a little different than the screenshot… Job Title right on top of Department, the Instant Message on it’s own, then Birthday and Date together. That’s the end.

  • Jbohn

    I should clarify… I see that the field is there for OTHER people, just not MYSELF.

  • Yamadorishitate

    Ok, so if siri is part of iOS 5 which is obviously going to work on iphone 4, why will siri supposedly only work with iphone 4s?

  • Anish

    one question. how does siri know who YOU are???

  • Sadly, all those new fields are only available if your contacts are synchronized on your Mac and/or iCloud…

    I have four exchange accounts on my iPhone (gmail, hotmail, exchange 2010 and exchange 2007)… None has all those new fields…

  • Jbohn

    I have an exchange account set up with gmail. I’m able to add those fields. And in reply to my note below about not being able to add those fields to my account, the reason was because the field for relations was already added and I didn’t realize it, and it was empty. Once I filled in my mother, a new one popped up for father.

  • Jbohn

    Probably something to do with when you first register the phone, the email address or the info you put in. I know on the mac there in Address Book the owner’s card says ME on it.

  • Auto Strada

    the A4 chip can’t handle Siri, maybe.

  • I only have three choices… Assistant, Directeur and conjoint (my phone is in french)… You have all other on in your gmail contacts list?

    If I activate the contacts for iCloud, they will be available… But if I remove if, it’s not available…

  • Da Pauley

    There is a setting for “My Info”.

  • Anonymous

    Last sentence in post – “You can check out Siri’s awesomeness in video posted here”. Well the link takes you to an app for vlingo – an alternative to siri. No videos there???
    Is that a mistake or??

  • Kirk


  • Kirk

    yeah this is on the iPhone 4 as well…I have that information on my GM version right now.

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