How To Change Siri’s Voice & Language on iPad/iPhone

Last Updated on April 27, 2023 by Ernests Embutnieks

Siri started as an app, but Apple recognized its potential. Soon it became a part of their products. This feature made its debut alongside iPhone 4S back in October 2011. Now everyone knows what Siri is and you can even change language and the voice.

You can fully customize Siri to fit your personal preferences. And the best part is that you can complete this process in just a couple of taps. But before we dive in, remember that you can use the same steps for changing Siri’s voice and language on both iPad and iPhone. Here is how:  

Changing Siri’s voice on iPad and iPhone

If you want to change Siri’s voice on either iPad or iPhone, you should start by opening Settings. From there, scroll down a little bit and find Siri & Search. Then tap on Siri Voice

Now you have two sections showing up on the screen – Variety and Voice. As you can see from the lists, Variety allows you to select an accent. On the other hand, Voice lets you choose between male and female voices. 

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Select the variety and voice you want and wait a bit because your phone needs to download the data. Make sure you connect to the internet first. Otherwise, downloading the new Siri accent or voice will be impossible. Once it’s complete, you will be all set! 

Changing Siri’s language on iPad & iPhone

One of the most exciting Siri features is the option to use other languages. It can come in handy if you are not an English speaker. We’ll follow the same steps for this one – go to Settings and tap on Siri & Search. Select the Language option. 

Then, you’ll see a list of available languages you can use. There are plenty of options such as Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, etc. Select the language you want to use and confirm. 

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We also have to mention that once you change Siri’s language, you won’t be able to use the famous ‘Hey Siri’. Instead, you have to set up your voice once again, with new commands. 

And that’s it! You now know how to change Siri’s voice and language on both iPhone and iPad. Hopefully, you’ll continue using Siri in the language you want!


Why my Siri is a man?

Siri actually doesn’t have a gender. If you don’t want to believe me, go ahead and ask, I sure did, and as suspected the answer was that it’s genderless, but of course, you can change how Siri sounds by reading out guide above.

How do you make Siri call you by your real name?

Yes, you can make Siri call you by your name Go to Contacts > Tap your name > Tap Edit > Tap Nickname > Enter Your Nickname and you’re done. Or you can just skip the nickname part and leave your real name. Some people like that Siri calls them “daddy” or “master” or whatever. You certainly can do that as well.

How many languages Siri can speak?

As far as I know, Siri can speak and understand many languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Arabic, and Russian, etc. In total, it’s 21 languages with different dialects.

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I love tech and all about it. I'm interested in finding ways how they can make my life more productive, and I share my knowledge with my blog readers. I'm an iPad Pro, iPhone, MacBook, and Apple Watch user, so I know a thing or two about these devices and try to write helpful content around these topics.