Voice

Video: Siri goes offline

An image showing an iPhone 12 held in hand with the glowing orb at the bottom denoting Offline Siri functionality

iOS 15 brings offline Siri, which leverages on-device processing to handle specific types of requests even without an internet connection, and we have a video to show it to you.

How to set your preferred Siri voice in iOS 14.5

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For the sake of inclusion and diversity, Apple's Siri virtual assistant no longer defaults to a female voice in the United States. Instead, you can now set your preferred Siri voice as part of the setup process (or after the fact, like before). In addition, you can switch to one of the two new Siri voices available with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5. Follow along with our tutorial to learn how to change Siri's default voice on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and HomePod.

How to change Siri’s voice on your Apple devices

System Preferences Siri Voice Mac

The nice thing about Siri is that you can make “her” sound anyway you like. You can have a male Siri with an Australian accent or a female Siri with an Irish one. Or maybe you’d like to hear one Siri voice on your family’s HomePod, but you prefer a different one on your iPhone.

If you like to change things up now and then, and are an avid Siri user, here’s how to change Siri’s voice on your devices.