Siri might not always be able to recognize my British accent, but that’s not the biggest problem international iPhone users face with Apple’s “humble personal assistant.” Because Siri is still technically “in beta,” folks living outside of the U.S. still can’t search for local businesses using the iPhone 4S’s flagship feature. However, one new jailbreak tweak can help international iPhone users out in this department, according to iDownloadBlog.
The tweak is called International Locations, and once downloaded, iPhone 4S users based outside of the United States will be able to search for local businesses using Siri. It’s as simple as that: all you need is a jailbroken Siri-enabled iOS device (this could be an iPhone 4S, or it could be an iPhone 4 with Spire installed).
However, it would appear that users in different countries are getting mixed results when they use the jailbreak tweak – and sometimes, when International Locations works, it doesn’t work well.
This is a problem, because the tweak comes with a price-tag. International Locations will set you back $0.99 if you’re willing to take a gamble – that is, if expanding Siri’s feature-set is important enough to you. If you do happen to purchase International Locations for your jailbroken iOS device, post your location below and we might be able to figure out exactly where the tweak is – or isn’t – working, if its support is indeed limited.
Hopefully, you’ll have no problem with International Locations. As mentioned, it’s available in the Cydia Store (via the BigBoss repository) for $0.99. Good luck!