Friday, September 21, 2012

iPad Celsius settings for Siri - wth?

I love my iPad.  I don't have an iPhone, so I wasn't all gaga for the iPhone 5...  I was instead pretty excited for the iOS6 update, and to try out Siri.

So what can this Siri thing do anyway?  
I long pressed "Home," and said "What's tomorrow's weather?"
It worked!!  Well sort of.  It was in Fahrenheit.  I live in Canada where we base our temperature off the temperature of ice :)

I went to Settings > General > Siri, and double-checked my region.  Set correctly.  Weird.

I tried asking Siri, "What's tomorrow's weather in Celsius?"  Same answer.

I searched the web.  Found that you can change a setting in the Weather app.  Unfortunately, the iPad doesn't have such a beast.  Well, so much for that.  I was disappointed.  What a terrible oversight.

Decided to try my google-fu again today.. and found the answer here.   You change the settings in the Clock app.

The Clock App?  Good Grief.  

At least it gives me the weather the way I expect it to now, but Steve must be rolling in his grave.