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