Siri has a different voice?

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  1. stonyboys macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if anyone has also experienced this, because I personally thought it was NUTS that her voice is different. But on my first iphone 5 her voice was the normal siri voice that I'm used to and love, but on this replacement her voice sounds more robotic and slower. Any idea how to get rid of this? I tried googling for different siri voices but all the results were about people wanting different voices for their siri. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Cripps macrumors regular

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    Perhaps she is getting tired? ;)
     
  3. iRooney macrumors 6502

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    By robotic and slower, would you also say it sounds muffled or nasally? That happened to me once or twice in the past on a fresh install or restore? Were you plugged into charger when you installed or restored? I've noticed that if you do a restore on battery power it seems to download the lower quality voice from Apple's servers. Throw it on a charger and let it sit for a while (on Wifi of course) and it should download the normal Siri voice when it does your next iCloud backup.
     
  4. darster Suspended

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    Do you vant her to have ze german accent? You vill do as she says?
     
  5. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    On mine Siri has a female voice for the normal interface but a male voice for the sat nav?:confused:
     
  6. rMacBookPro macrumors member

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    Is siri on a different regional language?
    (ex. English (US), English (UK), English (AU))
     
  7. katmeef macrumors 6502

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    Siri doesn't download when you backup to iCloud, and restoring on battery or ac power doesn't cause you to get a different build of ios when you download the software...
     
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  9. iRooney macrumors 6502

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    Prove it. And I didn't say anything about downloading iOS. I said this Siri voice file.
     
  10. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    ? That's exactly what you said. And he doesn't need to prove it. It is fact.
     
  11. imacadoo macrumors member

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    My siri has sounded like she has a cold right out of the box. Regardless of when charged or backed-up, that nasally quality hasn't changed.
     
  12. chino-rican macrumors member

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    Check the accessibility settings. I believe there is a setting there to change the speed at which Siri speaks.
     
  13. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Only If I change region to Australia do I get a female voice on sat nav.
     
  14. stonyboys thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is it! Thanks so much!

    For anyone else, more specific instructions: settings, general, accessibility, VoiceOver, speaking rate

    You don't have to turn VoiceOver "on" by the way.

    Thanks again!
     
  15. imacadoo macrumors member

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    This did nothing for me. Same nasally sound. It does sound slower than my 4s which is why I was hopeful this would work. I moved the speaking rate slider to faster, even all the way to the right and no change. Is there something I need to do to make the faster setting stick? Thanks
     
  16. stonyboys thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here are my settings, make yours like mine and try it.
     

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  17. imacadoo macrumors member

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    Thanks. My settings are the same. I just turned the phone off then on hoping it would take. Still slow. Strange.
     
  18. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    To answer your question, yes. US English is female and UK and AUS English is male.
     
  19. stonyboys thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I searched my settings and sorry I couldn't find anything! Try a genius appointment?
     
  20. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    Ok. Beyond the scuffs, yellow tinted screens, etc. this is by far the most OCD claim I've ever read here.
     
  21. stonyboys thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well it turned out to be an actual change in voice so I wasn't imagining it, and I think having the right Siri voice is bout as much of a preference as having the right background or the right icon/folder layout.
     
  22. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    What was the "actual change in voice" not being sarcastic
     
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  24. stonyboys thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Her voice actually was slowed down, I. Wasn't just being paranoid and hearing things.
     

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