iOS 14.5 has two new Siri voice options — how to turn them on

Siri will longer default to a female voice in the upcoming iOS 14.5

Apple’s Siri will sound a lot different going forward — if you want. Starting with the iOS 14.5 beta, Apple is adding two additional American English voices for its digital assistant. More significantly, the female voice associated with Siri over the years will no longer be the default option when you get a new iPhone.

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Apple discontinues the HomePod, goes all in on the HomePod Mini instead
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Apple HomePod axed as original Siri speaker makes way for mini
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iOS 14.5 update won’t let you change your iPhone’s default music player after all
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Siri won’t set your music default in iOS 14.5 – it’s more complicated than that
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iOS 14.5 lets you ditch Apple Music on your iPhone and default to Spotify
How to install the iOS 14.5 beta right now on your iPhone

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Apple Maps is adding the best Waze features in iOS 14.5 beta
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You can finally change the default music app on the iPhone — here’s how
You can finally change the default music app on the iPhone — here’s how

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Siri is getting a major music boost in iOS 14.5 and it’s great news for Spotify users
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HomePod mini update makes it a must-buy for newer iPhone owners – opinion
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Apple TV 4K and tvOS: New device coming in 2021?
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