iOS 7: How to change Siri’s voice in iOS 7

Nick Mediati
24 September, 2013
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iOS 7 is here, and it’s the most radical update that Apple’s mobile OS has ever seen. But while the overhauled interface and bold new look is getting all the attention, iOS 7 comes with a bucketload of new features and enhancements that make it easier to use and more secure.

The new features are easy to use, but Apple’s radical overhaul of the iOS interface has made some of them a little tricky to find. We’ll show you how to locate and get the most out of 10 handy new features in iOS 7 – some of which you might not have even known existed.

How to change Siri’s voice in iOS 7

Siri, Apple’s sometimes-snarky virtual assistant, gets a new voice in iOS 7 – a couple new voices, actually. Siri still has a smooth female voice by default, but you can swap that out for a male voice if you prefer.

To change Siri’s voice, open the Settings app, then go to General settings. From there, tap Siri, then tap Voice Gender. Here you’ll be able to choose from a female voice – one that sounds a little less robotic than the one in iOS 5 and 6 – or a male voice, and have Siri take on a new persona.

Unfortunately, you’re limited to only one male and one female voice, so you can’t change Siri’s voice with reckless abandon, or load in lots of new voices as you can on some auto GPS systems. Also, if you have Siri set to a language other than US or Canadian English, you may still only have one voice to choose from – sorry, UK iPhone users. Still, some choice is better than none.

by Nick Mediati, TechHive

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  1. Rasa Dunlop says:

    I just tried to change Siri’s gender – apparently we are still not allowed to do that in Australia. A ‘Voice Gender’ button didn’t appear. ;]

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