J.A.R.V.I.S.

Ever since Siri’s been out, I’ve seen people comment about how great it would be to replace Siri’s voice with J.A.R.V.I.S. from Marvel’s Iron Man series.

Apparently, that desire hasn’t waned, as there’s a fairly large thread on Reddit discussing a method for replacing Siri’s stock sound effects with custom Jarvis effects pulled right from the movies.

I’ve tried this method out, and honestly, it sounds a little bit low budget. Nonetheless, I know some of you will enjoy this, and just the fact that you can learn where the Siri sound effects are, and how to replace them properly, makes this tutorial worth checking out.

To preface this, let me just say that you must back up your Siri sound effects (I just prefer backing them all up by zipping them) or risk losing them for good. I’m serious. If you don’t do this right, you can cause yourself a big headache, so pay close attention.

Backing up all sound effects

Step 1: Launch iFile

Step 2: Navigate to /System/Library/Audio

Step 3: Tap Edit

Step 4: Select UISounds

Step 5: Tap the Compress button

Replacing Siri sound effects

Step 1: Download the Jarvis sound effects and AirDrop them to your iPhone

Step 2: Tap Unarchiver to extract the files

Step 3: Tap Edit

Step 4: Select all five files (prefaced with jbl)

Step 5: Tap the Clipboard button

Step 6: Tap Cut

Step 7: Navigate to /System/Library/Audio/UISounds

Step 8: Tap Edit

Step 9: Tap Paste

Step 10: Tap Overwrite All

Step 11: Reboot your iPhone (not respring)

Change your Siri voice to a British voice

Step 1: Open Settings

Step 2: Tap General

Step 3: Tap Siri

Step 4: Tap Language

Step 5: Tap English (United Kingdom)

Please watch the video above to see the entire process.

As I stated at the outset, the sound effects are a bit low quality. I also find that the British Siri voice doesn’t really work cohesively with the Jarvis voice.

Regardless of whether you like the Jarvis sound effects or not, I still think it’s useful to know. In theory, you could easily create your own sound effects now that you know how to backup and replace the Siri effects with ease.

What do you think?

  • Norbi Whitney

    I feel like that’s not the right video

  • kurt

    Watch the video above for the full 9 second demo

    • Fixed.

      • Hot12345

        Still don’t see the video. And the link is not even a hyperlink.

        Come on guys,

  • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

    Meh.. sounds like a rip from the movie thats been poorly recorded with a microphone.

  • Hmmm

    Bit ridiculous since it’s not a complete overhaul only a partial one. It reverts to normal Brit Siri when reading stuff (obviously) but takes away from the point of it.

  • Apple really should work with certain celebrities for Siri voices. They probably will never do it, but it would be cool to hear Paul Bettany (the voice of Jarvis in the movies) or anyone else actually being Siri.

    • Croak

      A Morgan Freeman Siri voice.

      • fasih

        Aslan/Neeson from Narnia.

      • This Guy

  • titi

    Video?

  • urrl

    I always use the British female version of Siri which is already on the iPhone. Stock Siri sounds so flat footed compared to her. The Android version Victoria was also my fave before I switched back to the iPhone.

  • HeavyComponent

    Don’t like it. I don’t like the fact theirs a different voice that comes in afterwards. But Jarvis is nice to have.

  • Dan Bennett

    English (India) actually sounds better than English Britain

  • Luke Douglas

    I didn’t back up the original files and I don’t like the Jarvis sounds. I’m screwed for now. Anyone have any of the original files?

  • Vince Randall

    I don’t like it!
    Tacky, Tacky, Tacky.
    And don’t look at me that way.