There is something for everyone who wants more choice and variety in terms of the form of spoken content on the iPhone iOS 17 two new Siri voices. The masculine “Voice 1” and feminine “Voice 2” are now joined by the also feminine “Voice 3” and the masculine “Voice 4”. The two new vocal tones and their intonation patterns sound more dynamic and human when you try them out for the first time (but in my opinion also a bit forced, like speakers from radio or podcast commercials). You can find out how to try it out on your iPhone and set it up for Siri use here.
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Setting up a new Siri voice on the Apple iPhone: This is how it works!
As with most functions on the Apple iPhone, you can access Siri's options via the Settings. If you have iOS 17 or newer installed as your operating system, you can select one of at least four voices as follows:
- Opens the Settings on your Apple iPhone
- Type in it Siri & Search an
- Select the point from the list Siri voice from
Tap Siri Voice to try and download
If you tap one of the four voices in the iPhone settings menu that appears, this voice will say “Hello, I'm Siri. Select the voice you want me to speak with.“ reproduced. Voice 2 is the Siri standard that you already know and which is probably set as the Siri voice for most people. Siri has become known for this feminine voice and subtly choppy (but improved over the years) pronunciation.
If you tap on one of the voices that are not yet used, the download of the language pack will start in addition to playing the sentence shown above. You should not tap any other voice during the download, otherwise it may be canceled. To test the selected Siri voice beyond the example sentence, select it and say a command. To try it out, I use e.g. E.g. “Hey Siri, what’s the weather tomorrow?” and “Hey Siri, tell me a joke.” – both of which helped me decide to stick with voice 2.
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