This discussion is about the Voice Option in IOS 15.4. More than only AirTag anti-stalking messaging and direct iPhone contactless payments will be included in Apple’s iOS 15.4. The latest iOS 15.4 beta, according to Axios, has a less gendered Siri speech option for English speakers. The voice, which was recorded by a member of the LGBTQ community, was intended to broaden Apple’s assistant’s diversity. Apple claimed in a statement that this will give users additional options for a “voice that speaks to them.”
It’s unclear when or if the voice will be translated into other languages. Apple also didn’t mention when iOS 15.4 will be released, however, the company is reported to be holding an event in early March that would be a good time to unveil the new software.
More than only AirTag anti-stalking messaging and direct iPhone contactless payments will be included in Apple’s iOS 15.4. The news was confirmed by Axios. The move comes about a year after Apple’s previous major effort to make Siri more inclusive. Siri no longer defaults to a female voice option in IOS, and you must select one during the setup process. In addition, Apple has added two new Black voice options to the mix. This latest upgrade builds on that formula; it’s unclear how long Apple will continue to broaden Siri’s capabilities, but we wouldn’t be shocked if additional improvements are forthcoming.
When iOS 15.4 was released, it brought with it a new visitor: a fresh Siri voice. As a result, you now have a choice of five different voice selections.
In IOS 15.4: How could be activated the new Siri voice option?
Prior to last year, Siri’s speaking voice had only two options: male or female. Apple also assigned a female voice to your digital assistant by default. However, with iOS 14.5, Apple added two more voices. The goal back then was the same as it is now with this new Siri voice in iOS 15.4 a year later: to provide more inclusive Siri voice options that represent the larger Apple device user base. The new voice option in IOS appears to be designed to be more gender-neutral.
This is how to change Siri’s voice on your iPhone.
- Scroll down to Siri & Search in the Settings menu
- Select Siri Voice from the Siri & Search screen.
- On the following screen, you can select from a number of various English-speaking dialects, each with its own set of voices. The new Siri voice, which is option number 5, is available in the United States.
- You can listen to the different voice selections by selecting them. Simply pick the back button in the upper left corner of the screen once you’ve selected the voice you like for Siri.