Change Siri’s Voice Accent & Gender from Female to Male or Vice Versa

Nov 10, 2011 - 14 Comments

Siri Siri’s gender and voice accent is different based on the region, with a female voice for USA and Australian users, and a male voice in the UK. Regardless of which location you’re in or where you bought the iPhone, you can change the gender and the accent of Siri yourself just by switching the language settings.

This works in all versions of iOS that have Siri support, and it’s the same on any iPhone or iPad with Siri as well.

How to Change Siri Voice Accent & Gender in iOS

A word of caution: Siri is trained to identify and work with particular accents and dialects, changing the language setting for Siri can result in diminished dictation quality and reduced voice recognition. Generally it works best if you can pull off a fake accent of whatever version you are changing to, but it’s fun to test out regardless:

  • Launch “Settings” and then tap on “General”
  • Tap on “Siri” and choose a different language from the settings
  • Close out of Settings

Change Siri's voice

Current choices and their accompanying genders are as follows:

  • English (Australia) – female
  • English (United Kingdom) – male
  • English (United States) – female

This is a fun tip from MacTrast, but don’t be surprised if you end up changing Siri’s voice back to the default setting for it to work at its best with your accent. @JGKunzler reports that it worked ok for him, but your mileage will vary.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Nicole says:

    Nikki Bella

  2. Amy says:

    I would like mine to be a girl and she speaks English and her name would be Nicole

  3. Debbie Tuvey says:

    Siri used to be male or female in the United States. Why was the male taken away? I prefer the male gender, so have to use the UK, but such a strong accent!

  4. Greg says:

    I want mine to sound like the borg

  5. Pmg as says:

    I want mine to sound like smeagol

  6. Ryan says:

    This does not work on my 4s with iOS 6.

  7. Hannah says:

    I would like mine to sound like a boyfriend.

  8. Casey says:

    I want siri to sound like YODA!! how would I be able t do this if at all possible.

  9. Bob says:

    I would like Siri voice to be a “Pissed off Scottsmen”.

  10. Sinéad says:

    I’ve changed mine to German, the woman has a lovely voice. Doesn’t speak very good English though, for a German.

  11. Alan Sutcliffe says:

    It is easier than that he is changing voice control you can leave that alone above voice control is language go into there and change from British/English to English this will change Siri to female without compromising voice control problem solved.

  12. Thomas Pindelski says:

    I reprted the logic error to Apple – I speak English English but live in the US and have to use English Siri to be understood. English Siri assumes I’m in England, duh!, and refuses to find restaurants, etc.

  13. JR says:

    Try asking for directions to a business when YOU are in the US and using the Australian voice. No dice.

  14. bOrg says:

    Talking with a drawl and extending vowels makes the Aussie version work fine for my US accent, harder with the British version.

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