How to Change Siri Voice on Mac to Different Gender or Accent
Want to change the voice of Siri on a Mac? There are numerous voice options for Siri available, and on the Mac you can change the voice of Siri to be male or female, and you can even change Siri’s accent too.
Siri must be enabled for this to work, so if you turned it off you would need to turn it back on again in Siri settings. Any change made to the Siri voice, gender, or accent will apply to all Siri interaction on the Mac, so whether you summon Siri through the Dock, menu bar, keyboard shortcut, using Hey Siri, or the Touch Bar, does not matter, the voice change will apply universally.
How to Change Siri Voice on Mac to Different Accent or Gender
- Go to the Apple menu and choose “System Preferences”
- Choose “Siri”
- Pull down the dropdown menu next to ‘Siri Voice’
- Select one of the Siri voice options:
- American (Female)
- American (Male
- Australian (Female)
- Australian (Male)
- British (Female)
- British (Male)
- Irish (Female)
- Irish (Male)
- South African (Female)
- South African (Male)
The Siri voice options discussed here are obviously for English speaking users, and thus they might be different for other languages and regions of the world, and depending on what language is set on the Mac.
Changing Siri voice gender is a nice and simple way to customize the Siri experience, and whether or not you prefer the Male Siri voice or the Female Siri voice is largely a matter of personal preference.
You’ll find that changing the Siri accent can offer a fun way to personalize Siri, and even if you’re not from a particular region it can be pleasant to engage with Siri using a different accent. Do note that some subtle inflections may be different and so if you’re not familiar with a particular accent it may not be the best experience to use a different one.
Whatever Siri voice you choose will impact all ways of interacting with Siri when Siri speaks, including both Hey Siri and regular Siri.
This obviously applies to Siri for the Mac, but you can also change Siri voice in iOS too for iPhone and iPad users.