Hey Siri! should not return the same female voice response in the near future. At least not with the forthcoming update. According to Apple, when you buy a new device, you’ll be asked which voice you want Siri to use during the setup..
But you might have just bought your new iPhone or don’t plan on buying any soon. You ought to know thatand iPadOS 14.5. To be specific, the OS is still currently available as a beta to developers and early adopters who sign up for the public beta program.
If you’ve already signed up for the public beta, you’ll have access to the new Siri voices after installing the latest beta update released on March 31.
How to switch Siri voices on your iPhone and iPad
To switch Siri voices:
- Open the Settings app
- Go to Siri & Search
- Then go to Siri Voice.
- Under the Voice section, you’ll find four different options. Voice 2 and Voice 3 are new.
- Tap each voice to hear a preview.
Switching to a new voice will require your iPhone or iPad to download the necessary files to make the swap. You’ll see Downloading… with a loading animation on each voice as you select it. Once the download is complete, your device will start using that voice going forward.
The new voices are currently available in English, but hopefully Apple should be working on adding more languages, perhaps coming with.
Also included in the upcoming update is the ability to unlock your . Called “Unlock with Apple Watch“, the feature is similar to Android’s Smart Lock as it unlocks your iPhone with Face ID when your Apple Watch is near your iPhone. However, the requirement is that Face ID should detect a mask for this to work, and your Apple Watch should be on your wrist. -equipped while wearing a face mask