Not satisfied with Siri’s voice on your iPhone 5? Want to hear what happens when Siri gets a gender change? Siri’s voice can be changed back and forth from male to female. Here’s how it’s done.
Siri’s voice varies depending on region. In the United States and Australia, Siri uses a female voice, but in the U.K., Siri has a nice male voice that sounds a bit like a butler (voiced by The Weakest Link’s Jon Briggs). Since the setting is regional, it’s quite easy to change – just follow these simple steps:
- Open Settings, and tap General
- Next, Tap on the Siri pane, then on Language
- To make Siri sound like a female, tap “English (United States),” or to make Siri’s sound like a male, tap “English (United Kingdom)”
That’s all there is to it! Have fun giving Siri whichever sex change floats your boat.
It’s worth noting that changing the default Siri voice on your device could affect how well Siri understands you, as Siri is trained to work with particular accents. We’ve found that using the male voice in the U.S. tends to provide accurate results in most cases, however.
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