40 iPhone tips and tricks everyone should know

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12. Change Siri's accent (and gender)

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    Siri can speak five dialects and languages. The United Kingdom option also changes her voice to a male intonation.
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Siri’s accent is automatically set to American English for those who buy the iPhone in the US, but being a multifaceted personal assistant, she can put on a foreign accent at the drop of a hat. Under General Settings, look for Siri. From there, a Language option gives you five choices as to Siri’s vernacular – English (Australia), English (United Kingdom), English (United States), French, and German. The two latter options change Siri’s entire dialect, of course, but English speakers who want a slight taste of Britain or Australia are in luck. Keep in mind that the British Siri is a man.

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