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How to change Siri's voice on iOS and Mac
Siri’s default voice varies from country to country, but you’re not necessarily stuck with the language or even accent that Apple preloaded on your device. Here’s how to change Siri’s voice on iPhones and iPads, as well as Macs.
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On iPhones and iPads, open the Settings app, then navigate to Siri & Search. Tap Language, then pick the language and dialect combination you prefer. You can customize accent and gender under Siri Voice, although options are limited by the core language you pick.
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How to change Siri’s voice on iPhone or iPad
The answer is more complex than you might think, but still relatively straightforward:
- Open the Settings app, then the Siri & Search menu.
- Tap Language. You should see a long list of options, though many are regional variants — English alone has nine. Siri will use your choice for both requests and responses.
- Back at the Siri & Search menu, tap Siri Voice.
- Depending on your language, you may be able to choose from several Variety and/or Voice combinations. Varieties affect accent. Voices retain that accent, but feature different male or female personas. Each time you choose a different Variety or Voice, your device will download new data and play a sample.
Be sure to go with a language you’re fluent in, because as entertaining as it might be to have Siri speaking a foreign tongue, the novelty is going to wear off fast when you have to accomplish something. Choosing a non-native language may also break HomePod features, namely voice recognition and personalized requests.
How to change Siri’s voice on Mac
The process here is nearly identical to iOS, so long as you have macOS Sierra or later:
- Open the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
- Click Siri.
- Use Language to change Siri’s core dialect.
- Use Siri Voice to pick an accent and gender combination.