iOS 17 Beta Adds Two New Siri Voices for British Users

In Apple's iOS 17 beta, two new "British" Siri voices have been discovered that can be selected from the Settings app by going to ‌‌Siri‌‌ & Search and then selecting ‌‌Siri‌‌ Voice. The new voices are the third and fourth options, which join the original two "British" ‌‌Siri‌‌ voices.

iOS 17 Siri Feature
The two new "British" voices, which sound more natural than the existing two, are the only voices that have so far been added to ‌iOS 17‌. It's not clear whether they were added in the third beta, or if they were included in previous betas, but they were uncovered prior to the latest updated third beta by MacRumors forum member MegaBlue.

In ‌iOS 17‌, other ‌Siri‌ updates include an option to drop "Hey" from the "Hey Siri" invocation, the ability to get Siri to read web articles to you out loud, and the ability to interrupt ‌‌Siri‌‌ and make back-to-back requests without reactivation.

(Thanks, Jack!)

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Top Rated Comments

Greybeard2017 Avatar
10 months ago
I'm not sure they are more natural - more regional than natural
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
magicMac Avatar
10 months ago
Voice 4 is very street British lol
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
10 months ago
Voice 4 sounds like london slang not a fan
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coffeemilktea Avatar
10 months ago
I'm waiting for a proper English voice where I ask "Siri, remind me to go out for dessert on Tuesday" and when it's time, Siri tells me "it's chewsday innit bruv, time for a cheeky lil' Knickerbocker Glory or sumfing" ??
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Franjelisco Avatar
10 months ago

I’ve always wondered how many people use a voice other than the default for their country/language?

To me Siri has a distinctive voice and I could never imagine changing to another.
The “distinctive voice” changed in 2013. And throughout the years the voices are changing.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BadMacRumours Avatar
10 months ago
I love voice 4
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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