We are all familiar with Siri by now. The famous intelligent voice assistant debuted in 2011 with the iPhone 4S and since then Siri has appeared on pretty much every Apple device you want to name. To use Siri, you usually say “Hey Siri” near your Apple device and the voice assistant will talk to you.
The thing is, you may not necessarily like Siri’s voice. Maybe you want ‘her’ to be a ‘him’, or maybe you want Siri to speak with a funny British accent. Either way, in this article, we’ll explain how to change Siri’s voice for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. We also explain how to change Siri’s language, in case you want to speak in another language with Apple̵
How to change Siri voice on iPhone and iPad
Changing Siri’s voice on iPhone and iPad is easy. Just go to Settings> Siri & Search> Siri Voice.
Once in the Siri Voice menu, you can choose between a number of accents – American, Australian, British, Indian, Irish and South African – and between two genders, male and female. Tap the accent you want, then the gender you want, and return to the home screen.
That is it. It should be noted that if you are running iOS 10, you need to tap Siri behind Settings, instead of Siri and Search. If you are using iOS 9, you need to go to Settings> General> Siri> Siri Voice.
How to Change Siri’s Voice on Mac
Changing Siri’s voice on a Mac is also extremely easy. Just go to > System Preferences> Siri> Siri Voice. Again, you have a choice of a range of accents and the male or female gender. Select accordingly and continue with your usual business.
How to change Siri’s language
You may have noticed from the above screenshots that you can also change the language Siri uses. This is similarly easy to do and can be useful if you are multilingual, or if you just want to practice with robots in a foreign language.
For iPhones and iPads, go to Settings> Siri & Search> Language. You have a wide variety of options to choose from, but keep in mind that changing the language will effectively reset Siri. You have to switch Listen to ‘Hey Siri’ and you’ll have to teach Siri how to recognize your voice in the language you choose now.
To do this for Mac, go to > System Preferences> Siri> Language.
It’s worth noting that changing Siri’s language, on a Mac or with iOS, will change the range of accents available. So, for example, if you switch to French, you have the choice between French and Canadian accents, and so on.