How to Change Siri’s Voice

Siri’s default voice settings are automatically configured to suit your language and location. Although whether Siri is female or male varies depending on which country you live in.

But did you know it is possible to change the voice and ‘sex’ of Siri on your device? And if you prefer responses spoken with a soothing Irish lilt or a practical English accent, you can.

In this article, we’ll show you how to:

  • Change Siri’s voice on an iPhone and Pad.
  • Change Siri’s voice on a HomePod.
  • Change Siri’s voice on a Mac.

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.

Pick a Voice Variety, which is essentially the accent, then choose one of the Siri Voice options. Siri will speak a preview of the voices as they are selected.

Change Siri's voice on an iPhone
Change Siri’s voice on an iPhone

Note: If you change the language, you may need to go through the “Hey Siri” activation steps again.

How to change Siri’s voice on a HomePod

Modify language and voice setting on your HomePod by:

  • Open the Home app on your iOS device.
  • Tap the HomePod icon.
  • Scroll down and tap on the Settings cog at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Scroll down to the Siri section.
  • Tap on the Language and Siri Voice options and adjust to taste.
Chnage Siri's voice on a HomePod
Chnage Siri’s voice on a HomePod

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 Settings.
  • Select Siri & Spotlight.
  • Choose a Language.
  • Choose a Siri Voice by pressing the Select button.

Pick a Voice Variety, which is essentially the accent, then choose one of the Siri Voice options. Siri will speak a preview of the voices as they are selected.

Change Siri's voice on a Mac
Change Siri’s voice on a Mac

In some languages, there may be fewer voice options to choose from.

Want to discover more about using Siri, Apple’s popular virtual assistant? We’ve written a helpful collection of tutorials full of techniques for using apps, dictation, using Siri Shortcuts, and a comprehensive beginner’s guide to activating and using Siri.