The Google Maps app provides hands-free directions, travel alerts and more for users. The built-in voice engine provides this in your own preferred voice, with options based on region or language. To change the Google Maps voice, please do as follows.
Unfortunately, there are some limitations you should be aware of. While Google Maps offers different voices based on region or language, it does not offer gender variations. You can't currently switch between a male or female voice and other voice options are still quite limited.
Change the Google Maps voice on Android
The voice and language settings used by Google Maps are different from the built-in Android text-to-speech settings. Changing text-to-speech settings doesn't affect the voice you hear in the Google Maps app.
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Instead, Google Maps uses its own speech engine and language settings to generate spoken directions and travel alerts. To change this, you need to open the "Google Maps" app and then tap the round account icon on the search bar.
This will open the Google Maps menu. From here, tap on the "Settings" option.
In the "Settings" menu, scroll down until you find the "Navigation Settings" option – tap to open the menu.
The "Navigation Settings" menu allows you to change how hands-free navigation is played for you. Select the 'Voice selection' option. to change the voice settings for the Google Maps app.
This will display a list of available voices. These are separated by language or, in some cases, by regions. For example, both the voice settings "English US" and "English UK" speak in English, but use different accents and terminology.
Select one of these options to switch the voice of Google Maps to that setting.
Automatically closes the menu. You can return to the Google Maps home screen. The voice Google Maps uses the next time you search for directions matches the voice you selected.
Change Google Maps voice on iPhone
Unlike the Android app, the Google Maps app on iPhone doesn't use its own voice engine. Instead, it relies on the default text-to-speech and language settings offered by iOS. To change the voice of Google Maps on iPhone, you need to change the language in iOS.
RELATED: How to Change Your Language and Region on iPhone and iPad  If you make this change, the voice for all apps on your iPhone will change and the choices are limited to one vote per language or region, so it may not be a useful option for most users (unless you want to switch between English US or English UK for example)
If this is an issue, you may prefer to use the Apple Maps app. Apple allows you to switch between languages, regional accents, and use male or female voices. You have to change Siri voice settings if you decide to do that.
To change the Google Maps voice on your iPhone, you need to use the & # 39; Settings & # 39; and then click on the & # 39; General & # 39; to tap.
Select the "Language & Region" option here to access your device's language settings.
To switch to a different voice, tap the "Language" entry for your device (eg "iPhone Language") .
Select a new language voice pack from the list and then tap the & # 39; Done & # 39 button ; to confirm.
 You will be asked to confirm this: select the option & # 39; Change to & # 39; for your chosen language.
. This will automatically update your entire device language to match. Google Maps uses this voice option for any directions or requests you make through the app.