Siri’s default voice settings sound pretty good. Reasonably friendly, calm, and even jokey at times. In some countries, Siri is a ‘she’, in others a ‘he’, but did you know it is possible to change the ‘sex’ of Siri on your device, and even the accent if you so desire?
How to change Siri’s voice on an iPhone and iPad
To change Siri’s voice on the iPhone or iPad:
- Open Settings.
- Scroll down to Siri and Search.
- Tap on the Siri Voice option.
- Choose your preferred accent and gender.
You can also change the language – with a striking amount of English variations – which is useful if you have a particularly strong accent that occasionally confuses Siri’s default settings.
Note: If you do make a change to the language, you’ll need to go through the “Hey Siri” activation steps again, as he/she will need to relearn your voice.
How to change Siri’s voice on a Mac
You also have the option to change Siri’s voice and language settings on macOS (macOS Sierra upwards) too.
- Open System Preferences.
- Select Siri.
- Choose a language.
- Choose a voice.
In some languages, you may have fewer voice options to choose from.