It's been a long time coming, but Apple has finally made Siri more diverse. iOS 14.5 was released last week, and with it came a whole bunch of changes, including two additional voice options for Siri. So, if you've been wanting to switch things up, you can finally do it.
In addition to two new voices, the digital assistant's voice will no longer default to a female one, making things more inclusive. The four total options include two male and two female-sounding voices. You can also choose the variety, including American, Australian, British, Indian, Irish, or South African.
How to change Siri's voice on your iPhone
- If you haven't already, download iOS 14.5
- Go to Settings
- Tap Siri & Search
- Tap Siri Voice
- Tap on each of the four voices to hear a sample of how they sound
- Select the one you want
Once you choose the voice you want to use, it'll take a few minutes for your phone to download it. This will happen in the background, so you can move along and forget about it, because once it's done, the voice will automatically be used when Siri speaks.
Another Siri improvement gives you the option to select the default music service you want to use when you ask Siri to play a song for the first time after installing iOS 14.5. This works for apps like Amazon Music, Spotify, and Pandora.