Siri in iOS 8.2

iOS and iPadOS

To anyone else running iOS 8.2: Have you noticed that the US English female voice of Siri still sounds flat/robotic/monotone in 8.2 just like it did in 8.1.3? I am convinced something was changed and am not happy about it because to me, Siri has lost its expressiveness. This started in 8.1.3. I have tested the other voices, and they aren't affected. I have read that Siri is getting improved in the upcoming 8.3 update. Can anyone confirm if Siri sounds any better in the 8.3 betas? Thanks,




Submitted by Unuhinuiʻi on Monday, March 16, 2015

Does Siri only come with one kind of voice?
Sorry - I canʻt stand talking to her, so itʻs off. And Iʻm becoming pickier about the voices - so itʻs most of the time Fiona for VO - I wonder would there be some way to maybe make Siri get some other regional accent? Scottish or Irish would be cool.

Submitted by john dowling on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

hi all.
to answer your question you can choose another language besides english.
you have to go into setings grater than general grater than siri grater than language. and there you go.
hope that helps.

Submitted by Justin on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Siri has different dialects for english. US, canadian use the same voices, male and female. UK and australian both have there own voices. You can make VO on iOS speak in irish voice, however, I'm not exactly sure about scotish voice under iOS. I don't think it's there yet!