Trouble with Siri and similar application names

iOS & iPadOS

I have a new app called BayWatch. It's used in conjunction with eBay and is accessible. I have not written that app up yet but, the problem I am having That Siri either searches for Baywatch on the Internet or opens the watch app instead. Is there a way to fix this problem? Thanks for any suggestions you might have.

Lovely lavender



Submitted by Ekaj on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I'm just thinking off the top of my head here, but I'm wondering if there's perhaps a way to rename this app without causing any issues? I know there's a way to do this at least on the Mac just by hitting Enter on an app and typing in a new name, but I honestly haven't used the feature much at all. I'm just thinking that Siri might be confusing the app with the TV show of the same name. I've used Siri before, but I don't have this particular app so can't verify that.

Submitted by Dawn 👩🏻‍🦯 on Thursday, June 29, 2017


I'd try this. Don't know if it'll work, but it's worth trying. Tell siri to launch an app and when she asks what app, tell her baywatch. Not quite sure if it'll do any good... but it's worth trying. I'd tell you to rename the app, but I'm unaware of any command or set of them to execute this.

Submitted by Lovely Lavender on Saturday, July 1, 2017

Well, I was hoping that someone could give me some tips on how to rename the app. As far as loading the app BayWatch of the keywords and those of the ones that she's already having trouble with. Like I said either Siri tries to search the Internet or opens my I watch app instead. Is there a way to give the app a nickname of sorts? Sort of like you do with people so and so was Mom so once it was dad etc.?

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