How to change Siri's language on iPhone and iPad

How to change Siri's language on iPhone and iPad

Siri is available in dozens of languages throughout the world. Just like you can change Siri's gender, you can also change its language. This is a great feature to remember if you or someone you know lives in a bi-lingual home, or if your iPhone or iPad didn't come out of the box with Siri programmed to your native language.

How to switch the language for Siri on your iPhone and iPad

  1. Tap the Settings icon on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Siri.
  4. Tap on Language.
  5. Select the language you'd like Siri to not only understand, but speak to you.

Go ahead and close out Settings. You can now start using Siri with the new language you've selected.

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Allyson Kazmucha

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How to change Siri's language on iPhone and iPad


Halfway there. I wish I could have 2 languages programmed. I don't always want to talk to Siri in Spanish, or English. I did change it to Spanish and she is pretty funny.

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Sweet, thanks for this! Now my Siri is an Aussie :D

Edit: Ok, after a few minutes of that, it is time to swap back. I just thought Siri had trouble understanding me when she was set to American English, never mind Australian English. Sad though, as I was digging the different speech pattern.

Hello, I'm a native Croatian, and Dictating Siri in Croatian works quite well. However I cannot set Siri to Croatian altogether because it is not supported, and also, because I do not want it to, having my iPhone in English is just fine. So how can I tell Siri that what I'm going to say, will be in Croatian? I would mostly use it to dictate short messages in Croatian while driving. Thanks for any hints.