Change Siri voice or language

Find out how to change the voice and language Siri uses.

On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Go to Settings > Siri & Search.

Tap Language to change the language Siri uses for requests and responses.

Tap Siri Voice to change the voice Siri speaks with.

To hear spoken responses from Siri on your device, tap Settings > Siri & Search > Siri Responses. Choose one of the following options:

  • Always On: Siri will speak responses, even when the Ring/Silent switch is set to silent.
  • Control with Ring/Silent Switch: Siri will silence all spoken responses when the Ring/Silent switch is set to silent. You'll still hear a beep when you're using Siri and hear voice feedback when you use "Hey Siri", or when you're connected to a Bluetooth device, headphones or CarPlay.
  • Hands-Free Only: Siri will only beep and speak responses when you use "Hey Siri", or when you're connected to a Bluetooth device, headphones or CarPlay.

On your Mac

If you have a Mac with macOS Sierra or later, go to Apple menu  > System Preferences and then click Siri. From here, you can choose the following:

  • Language: change the language Siri uses for requests and responses.
  • Siri Voice: change the voice Siri speaks with.
  • Voice Feedback: turn this on to hear spoken responses from Siri. If you turn this off, you won’t hear a spoken response but will be able to see Siri’s response in the Siri window.

On your Apple Watch

Siri will use the same language and voice on your Apple Watch that's been set up on your iPhone. On Apple Watch Series 3 or later, you can have Siri speak responses. On your Apple Watch, go to Settings > Siri. Under Voice Feedback, choose from the following:

  • Always On: Siri will speak responses, even when your Apple Watch is set to Silent Mode.
  • Control With Silent Mode: Siri will silence all spoken responses when your Apple Watch is set to Silent Mode.
  • Headphones Only: Siri will only speak responses when your Apple Watch is connected to Bluetooth headphones.

On earlier Apple Watch models, Siri will display responses on your screen with text or images. Find out more about Siri on Apple Watch.

On your Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Siri will use the same language you've set up on your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD. To change the language Siri uses, go to Settings > General. Under Siri, select Language, then choose a language.

Siri doesn’t talk on Apple TV, but will process your request and display the results on your screen.

Find out about Siri on your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD.

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