Till now, the default voice template for Apple’s Siri Assistant was the female voice. However, studies have found that the presence of AI assistants by default in female voices reinforces malicious template practices, so Apple has tried to fix it in its upcoming iOS 14.5, which is currently in beta.
When your phone updates to Apple iOS 14.5, Siri will ask you to select the default voice – and Apple will have two new voice options. However, if you change your mind and want to use another sound (or use a 14.5 beta, not required), this guide will show you how to change the volume after setting.
This is a very simple process. First, go to the Settings app, and then go to Siri and search for Siri Voice, and tap. There, you will be given a list of options.
At the moment, the American variety is the only one with four-voice choices; Australian, British, Indian, Irish, and South African versions only have two. The four US voice choices are:
- Voice 1, which is a soft-spoken male-sounding voice
- Voice 2, an energetic, confident female-sounding voice
- Voice 3 is similar to Voice 2 but male-sounding
- And finally, Voice 4, which is similar to the default Siri voice that’s been around all these years
Pressing the sound plays its snippet “Hi, I Siri. Select the sound I want to use. ”If you select 1–3 sounds, you must download them before using them, but you do not need to be in the configuration app to do so. After downloading, Siri responds to the voice you select.
This process is unlikely to change in the final version, however, we will determine how to do this.