How to change Siri’s voice in iOS 14.5

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If you’re tired of hearing Siri’s default voice, you’re in luck. With iOS and iPadOS 14.5, you have a couple more options to choose from on both your iPhone and iPad. 

With the new update, which will be available starting the week of April 30, you’ll have four voices to pick from rather than the standard two.

Sure, it’s not an abundance of options, but at least it adds a little more customization. 

So, if you’ve been wanting to switch it up, here’s how to change Siri’s voice with iOS 14.5.

1) Make sure you’re up to date

To check that you’re running iOS 14.5 or iPadOS 14.5, go to Settings > General > About — the current version you’re on is listed under Software Version.

If you’re not, go to Settings > General > Software Update and tap Download and Install. Then, give your iPhone or iPad some time to install it. 

2) Preview the different Siri voices

Once iOS/iPadOS 14.5 is up and running, go to Settings > Siri & Search > Siri Voice. 

Since the new options are only available in the U.S., as of now, make sure you have “American” selected under the Variety section to access the four different voices. You can then tap on each one to hear a preview before you choose the one you want.

3) Select your new Siri voice 

Once you decide on the voice you want, simply tap on it and you’re all set. 

It’s also worth noting that those setting up an entirely new iPhone or iPad running iOS/iPad OS 14.5 will receive an automatic prompt to choose a new voice.

If you change your mind, you can always go back into your Siri settings and tap on a different option.