American Siri female voice tweaked?

iOS & iPadOS

Hi everyone. I just updated to iOS 11.0.3 this morning, and I notice that the American female Siri voice has been tweaked? She says the words "button" and "Safari" differently, and other things as well. The "OK" is less enthusiastic as before. Come to think of it, I prefer the more joyful personality of the previous voice.
But I'm just coming to ask, is everyone getting this change? Or is it just me on an iPhone SE and the latest iOS? So are iOS 11.0.2 or earlier users also getting this tweak or not?
Many thanks!



Submitted by Sasha Stride on Saturday, October 14, 2017

I have that voice in my rotor and it sounds very great. I prefer the swedish male voice and have the voice set to female Siri in my voiceover rotor. I like the swedish voice. It is more clear.

Submitted by David Lai on Sunday, October 15, 2017

What if I restored to a previous iOS backup? Will I get the previous edition of the voice?

I have an iPhone 6S 64 Gig and I love the new Siri American female voice. She sounds crystal clear to me. Just what I wanted The problem I experience with her and the rest of the Siri voices is that they are slower to respond than the built-in compact voices and the other loan standing voices. Just wondering? Those on this list who have the iPhone 7 or 8 range phone; Do you also experience this problem? I believed all the Siri voices are now created at a higher bit rate and thus the files are larger. Can a fix become available for the older iPhones who have slower processers than the 7 and 8 range phones?

Submitted by David Lai on Sunday, October 15, 2017

OK, I see. It doesn't bother me too much, but I just wonder why this change occurred. That's all. :)

Submitted by Helvetica on Friday, October 20, 2017

In reply to by David Lai

I also noticed this immediately. Her voice has sounds a lot less happy. When she says "ok" she almost sounds depressed. Definitely a change in iOS 11.0.3. Hopefully it is just a temporary bug causing it. I really enjoyed how happy Siri sounded in iOS 11.0.0 to 11.0.2.

I thought perhaps it would revert to the happier voice after a night or two of charging but no different. Change happened on all my devices and every other iOS 11.0.3 device I have played with in the office since the update.