Apple recently released the iOS 14.5 update for iPhones as well as macOS 11.3 for its computers. Both these updates bring a ton of new features but one minor change that may have gone unnoticed by you are the new Siri voices. Yes, Apple has added a couple of new Siri voices and here is how to change default Siri voice in iPhone and Mac.
How to Change Default Siri Voice in iPhone (iOS 14.5) and Mac (macOS 11.3)
If you don’t like using the default Siri voice on your Apple devices you now have more choices than ever before. Moreover, changing these voices is pretty simple. Also, if you bought a new iPhone, Siri now no longer defaults to a female sounding voice — something that caused quite a lot of controversies. Anyway, here is how to change default Siri voice in iPhone and Mac.
Change Siri Voice in iPhone (iOS 14.5)
Note: Before you proceed with this guide, ensure your iPhone or iPad is updated to iOS 14.5 or later
- Go to Settings -> Siri and Search. Tap on ‘Siri Voice’.
- You will now see a bunch of available accents including American, Indian, Irish, and others. Choose the accent you want to use, and then choose the voice you’d like.
It’s noteworthy that some accents, such as American, offer four voices while most others offer only two voices per accent. Once you have selected the Siri voice you want to use, you can exit out of the settings app. Your iPhone (or iPad) will now use the new voice for Siri.
Change Siri Voice in Mac (macOS 11.3)
Note: Before you proceed with this guide, ensure your Mac is updated to macOS 11.3 or later.
- Go to System Preferences -> Siri.
- Choose the accent you want to use under Voice Variety and the voice you want to use under ‘Siri Voice’.
That’s all you need to do to change Siri voice on your MacBook or iMac.
Use Siri with New Voice Options
It’s great to see Apple adding new voice options for Siri. After all, more choices are good and it means you can use Siri with a voice that you’re most comfortable with hearing every time you ask Siri to don something for you. So, which Siri voice are you using on your iPhone and Mac? Let us know; and if you have any other questions, feel free to ask us in the comments.