How To Change Google Maps Voice (Android & iPhone)

Change Google Maps Voice to female to male or your own preferred voice but the thing is how you can do that. In case if you don’t know how you can change the navigation voice of google then don’t worry, Here in this how-to guide the article we are going to show you a complete step by step process to change voice on google assistance, maps, navigation, etc.

Most importantly, you must know that currently, Google only offers to switch different voices based on region or language. You cannot change the gender variation on google maps until now and other voice options are also limited.

Change Google Maps Voice

If you’re using Android or iOS phone or tablets in this case you’ve to follow step by step instructions given below according to your device OS version.

How To Change Default Google Maps Voice on Android

Android smartphones and tablets come with pre-installed applications owns by google including Google Maps. In which Google Maps uses its own voice engine. Whenever you enter a destination into Google Maps on your device you heard the female voice guiding you into the direction. For instance “Turn Left from the road”.

To change Google Maps Voice on Android follows, here

Step 1:

Open the Google Maps app on your Android device.

Step 2:

Once the Google Maps app launched. Tap on the circular icon given at the right side of the search bar.

Step 3:

From the Google Maps Menu. Tap on the Settings options given at the third last on the list of options.

Step 4:

In the Settings section. Scroll down the display screen to the bottom till you see an option called “Navigation Settings” and tap on it.

Step 5:

In the Navigation Settings, Tap on the first given option called “Voice Selection”


This will brings different voice options according to regions and countries. For example, you can select “English US” or “English UK” in this voice assistant speak English but in different accents. If you’re from are from another country and wanted to set up your country language you can easily do it from here.

Now, next, when you will use the Google Maps on your Android device the Voice assistant will speak on the language you’ve selected.

Change Google Maps Voice on iOS Devices (iPhone & iPad)

Google Maps application on the iOS device does not use its own voice engine, unlike the Android devices. In iOS devices, Google Maps relies on the text to speech features and language settings come with the iOS operating system.

So, to change the Google Maps Voice on iOS you have to change the language on your iOS device.

Making this change will affect all the voice apps installed on your iPhone or iPad. Most importantly the choices will be limited to the single region or language that you select.

To change the Google Maps Voice on iPhone

Step 1:

Go to the Settings on your iPhone. After that Tap on the General option.

Step 2:

Now choose the “Language & Region” option from available options to access language settings.

Step 3:

To change the voice, tap on the option called “Language” for example “iPhone Language “.

Step 4:

From the languages, the list selects the language that you want to set on your iPhone or iPad. And then hit “Done”.

Now, next, when you use any voice app on your iPhone or iPad you’ve to hear the voice language that you’ve selected from above steps including the Google Maps app.

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