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Apr 12, 2001

In iOS 14.5, Apple introduced two new Siri voices that are available in English, and also added a setup selection option that lets new users choose their preferred ‌Siri‌ voice rather than defaulting to a female voice in the United States.


The new voices, which Apple says add more diversity in speech sound and pattern, run voice recordings through Apple's Neural Engine to make them flow more organically through phrases generated on the fly, so you should find that they sound more natural.

If you've updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 14.5/iPadOS 14.5, you can still change the Siri voice after setup to work out which one you prefer. The following steps show you how it's done.
  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap Siri & Search.
  3. Tap Siri Voice.
    Select a Siri "Variety" (previously called "Accent"), then choose a Voice from the selection available. A checkmark will appear next to your selection once the voice has been downloaded from Apple's servers.
Note that that number of Voice options available depends on the Variety that you choose. For example, American offers the most with four voices, whereas the Australian, British, Indian, Irish, and South African options offer two.


If you have a Mac that's updated to macOS 11.3, you can find the same options in System Preferences under the Siri preference pane. For more helpful articles covering the new features in iOS 14.5, be sure to check out our dedicated guide.

Article Link: iOS 14.5: How to Change Siri's Voice


macrumors regular
Feb 9, 2021
I actually really like the new voices. But honestly. I’m struggling to change it. I know Siri’s voice has changed a bit since the beginning but to me it’s been the same Siri for so long that changing it’s voice makes me feel like I’m loosing a good friend. It’s stupid but I can’t bring myself to change it.


macrumors 6502
May 30, 2019
The new male voice (no. 3 I believe) reminds me of a partner/narrator in a video game.

That said, I really like it. I just can’t bring myself to change from the British voice I’ve been using.
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macrumors 68020
Apr 2, 2020
I’ll stick with the male voice I’ve had since day one, I wish the U.K. had more options tho


macrumors 6502
Apr 20, 2010
I wish they would instead roll out a silent option for Homepods. So Siri just takes action without responding to everything. Or rather let’s you control that ri some degree.
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macrumors newbie
Aug 15, 2006
Bay Area, CA
Also worth noting is that HomePod now has access to all 4 voices too. (It didn’t for everyone on day one.) You can change the voice(s) in the Home app.


macrumors regular
Jul 21, 2014
Instead of focusing on adding 980970807 different voices, how about you translate iOS and MacOS in more languages? Still no Bulgarian despite Apple being around, what, 40 years? I don't feel represented and I am offended. Apple is supposed to be inclusive not divisive.


macrumors 603
Mar 30, 2004
Is it possible to delete the voice you no longer want? These voices are 300-500 MB each and I don't see any option to delete them.


macrumors 65816
Jan 23, 2003
Southern California
I usually enjoy using different countries' versions of English voices for a little variety, but now they all sound very American. The accents seem very subtle, and that's just not as fun.
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macrumors 6502a
Mar 6, 2008
Its ok they have more male and diverse voices now and this might go down as sexist for today's standards but for me Siri's voice sound more natural as female... a subjective social construct, whatever.

A majority of assistants and secretaries are female, still today, as are the computer assistants in science fiction and Siri's own original American English and Mexican Spanish voices, which are the ones Ive used for years. Don't see myself sex-changing Siri after all this years.


macrumors 65816
Nov 11, 2020
Mexico City living in Berlin
Will we ever get multi language support? I don’t understand why it doesn’t at least pick up the „keyboard“ that is chosen for contact X or Y to adjust the Siri language accordingly. Whenever I get a message from family in Mexico or friends in the US, while my phone is set to German, I want to scream. It’s just gibberish and you can’t respond either because it tries to guess what you are saying in German while actually speaking Spanish. Useless
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