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I've just used the Navigation feature in Google Maps for the first time in a few months, and I've found that the voice has changed. Previously it had a British voice, but now it's using an American one. Does anyone know how to change this back?

Everything I've found so far says to change the Siri voice settings, but that's still set on British so it seems that this setting is no longer respected in the current version of Google Maps.

How can I restore the British voice?
 

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I've just used the Navigation feature in Google Maps for the first time in a few months, and I've found that the voice has changed. Previously it had a British voice, but now it's using an American one. Does anyone know how to change this back?

Everything I've found so far says to change the Siri voice settings, but that's still set on British so it seems that this setting is no longer respected in the current version of Google Maps.

How can I restore the British voice?
Could that be based on regional settings that are set in iOS (or perhaps even keyboard language settings or something like that)?
 

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Bingo! With the "iPhone Language" set to "English (New Zealand)" (which is new in iOS 10) I get the American voice, and when set to "English (UK)" I get British.

I'm happy to leave it on UK; the only other difference I've noticed between the two settings is that Mail has "Bin" instead of "Trash". Thanks for the pointer :)
 
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