Musing on life, IT and programming by Chris Weedall

Navigate Home

Having recently installed iOS 6, I thought I’d try the new navigation features. Ok Siri, “navigate home”. After a few seconds, the response was “I couldn’t find an address for Chris Weedall – home”.

Ok, first let’s check the basics – I’ve previously set up my home address with Siri, and this address is attached to my contact card, marked as home. Also if I go to Settings -> General -> Siri -> My Info, the correct contact card is selected.

The response from Siri “I couldn’t find an address” could mean one of two things:

  1. There isn’t an address flagged as “home” for me – well there is one there
  2. It can’t find my address on the map – lets test that then

When I try to navigate to my town the directions returned are to a place with the same name but in Somerset, some 230 miles away. So it can’t find my address. Lets go about this another way then:

  1. Remove the “home” address entry from my contact card (or move it to another address slot)
  2. Go to the Maps app, and stick a pin in the road outside my house (it needs to be in the road to resolve an address, minus a house number and full postcode)
  3. Click on the dropped pin and select “Add to contacts”
  4. Select “Add to existing contact” and pick my contact card
  5. This is the important bit – go to Contacts and edit my contact card, setting the address type of this new address to “Home”

This works a treat. The only downside is that the address isn’t now a full postal address, but you could keep the full address as a second address on the contact card.


Previous post:
Your system is too old

Next post:
Chester Marathon

© 2009-2021 Chris Weedall