How to change Siri's voice in iOS 14.5

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How to change Siri's voice in iOS 14.5
The original female voice is no longer the default for Siri.Apple
  • To change Siri's voice, open the Settings app and select "Siri & Search." Then tap "Siri Voice" and choose your preferred voice.
  • With the release iOS 14.5, Siri is now available in four different voices.
  • The new voice options are only available to English speakers, with more languages planned for the future.
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For everything Apple is known for, Siri is about as iconic as it gets.

But if you're looking for a break from Siri's recognizable voice, Apple gives you the option to customize it.

With the release of iOS 14.5, Apple has added two new Siri voices. Perhaps more notably, Siri will no longer default to a female-sounding voice when you set up a new device - a feature that has stirred controversy for perpetuating harmful gender stereotypes.

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If you're setting up a new iOS device, instead of the virtual assistant defaulting to a female voice, you'll be able to choose from four distinct voices.

For devices that are already set up, changing Siri's voice is a simple process. Here's how to do it on iOS and macOS.

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Quick tip: Before you begin, make your device is up to date. To install and update iOS 14.5 or iPadOS 14.5, go to Settings > General > Software Update and then tap "Download and Install."

How to change Siri's voice on iOS

How to change Siri's voice in iOS 14.5
Siri is available in four voice options.Insider

The method for changing Siri's voice is the same for iPhones and iPads. If you have an Apple Watch, Siri uses the same language that's set up on your iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings app and select "Siri & Search."
  2. Tap "Siri Voice," where you'll be presented with four options.
  3. Preview your new Siri voice by tapping each voice option. Upon tapping each option, you will hear the prompt "Hi, I'm Siri. Choose the voice you want me to use."
  4. Select the voice option you want to use. Your preferred choice will be downloaded and saved automatically.

It's worth noting that while you can choose from Australian, British, Indian, Irish, and South African accents, only the American variety offers the two new voices.

How to change Siri's voice on Mac

How to change Siri's voice in iOS 14.5
The new options are available on macOS.Insider

You can also change Siri's voice on your Mac computer. If you have macOS Big Sur 11.3, all four voice options will be available.

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  1. Go to the Apple menu on the top-left corner and open System Preferences.
  2. Select "Siri."
  3. Select the voice option you want to use.
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