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How to Change Google Maps Voice on Android and iPhone

by Edmund Blake
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Change Google Maps Voice

If you’re tired of the Change Google Maps Voice or need to hear directions in a different language, you’re in luck: it’s easy to change the voice on your iPhone or Android. For example, you can choose to have an English (UK) accent instead of an American one. Even though English and American are not different languages, the app gives you the choice between the two.

But this isn’t the easiest thing to do, and if you don’t know how to do it, you might spend a while looking for the right settings in your app before you figure it out. Here’s what you need to know to change the way Google Maps sounds on your phone so that doesn’t happen.

Change Google Maps Voice on Android

Change Google Maps Voice

Google Maps is already on Android devices, along with Google Assistant, Chrome, the Play Store, and more. On an Android phone or tablet, users can change the voice of the Google Maps navigation from within the app or by reinstalling the app.

  • Tap on the app icon to launch Google Maps on your tablet or phone.
  • Tap on your Profile icon. It is located in the top-right section of the screen.Next, find and tap on the Settings tab.
  • Once the Settings section opens, locate and tap on the Navigation settings tab.
  • In the Navigation Settings section, tap on the Voice Selection tab. The currently selected voice of Google Maps is marked with a checkmark.
  • You will see the list of all available languages and their regional variations. Tap on the language you want.
  • Next, tap the Back button. This will take you back to the map.
  • Tap on the Go button in the lower-right section of the screen.
  • After that, enter your current position into the upper text box.
  • Enter the destination into the lower text box.
  • Tap the Start button. Google Maps will start navigating you towards the destination in the newly selected voice/language.

Change the Google Maps voice on iPhone

The Google Maps app on the iPhone doesn’t have its own voice engine like the Android app does. Instead, it uses the language and text-to-speech settings that come with iOS. Change the language in iOS to change how Google Maps sounds on your iPhone.

Google Maps doesn’t work the same way on iOS as it does on Android. It doesn’t have its own voice engine, so it uses the text-to-speech and language settings that come with iOS. To change Google Maps’ voice language, you will need to change the language of your whole device.

  • On your iOS device, go to your device settings.
  • Go to General.
  • In General, go to Language & region.
  • In Language & region, select iPhone Language. Here, select a new language.

Can You Use Google Assistant Voices on Google Maps

Google Maps is not the same thing as Google Assistant. Even though Google Assistant has gotten a lot of attention for its new voices and celebrity voices, Google Maps does not have any voice options other than the ones listed here.

If you want more unique voice options, check out Waze, which is owned by Google. It has more voice options and sometimes uses Lightning McQueen or Morgan Freeman to promote itself. Plus, Waze lets you record your voice.

Features Of Google Map Voice

  1. Search: Instead of looking for an address or street name, the app can also look for a name. For example, if the user knows the name of a nearby restaurant, the app can lead them there. The app can also take phrases like “a place with burgers” and suggest places nearby that fit the description. Instead of typing the destination on the device, you can just say it to the app.
  2. Walking and taking a bus: The app has voice navigation for both walking and public transportation directions. In its current form, transit does not have navigation. Instead, it only gives a list of directions. There are directions for public transportation in 400 cities all over the world.
  3. Offline guidance: Once the user has looked for a place to go, the map will save the route to that place. You can also download a map of a certain area and keep it on your phone. This can be helpful when roaming costs are high or the connection is likely to be slow.
  4. The app needs an Internet connection to search for the route unless an offline map is downloaded. Once a route has been found, the user no longer needs an Internet connection because the route is temporarily saved on the device, unless an offline map has been downloaded to the device’s local storage.

If the problem persists and you are unable to resolve it by following the steps outlined above, the new can visit their official website and request additional information.


Can you change the Google Maps voice

Yes, but only to a limited degree. The only way to change the Google Maps voice is as detailed above. On Android, you can change the language, but not the gender. One tip here is if you are an English speaker, you have five different accents to choose from:

  • US
  • UK
  • Australia
  • India
  • Nigeria

They will all retain the same female Google Maps voice, but with a slight accent.

Can you change the voice on iPhone navigation

You can choose from more than a dozen different voices to change the voice on Apple Maps. Apple Maps uses Siri for voice navigation, so if you want to change how Apple Maps works, you need to change how Siri Voice works. Go to Siri & Search in iOS Settings and choose Siri Voice to change the voice.

Why does Google Maps have a different voice

When Google Maps is installed, it takes its language settings from the device. So, instead of changing the app’s voice through the app’s settings, you can uninstall the app and change the language settings on your phone or tablet.

Is Waze better than Google Maps

Waze has better routes to avoid traffic and potholes because it is social (or have their time wasted because you get pulled over for a ticket). There are a lot of other new features that come standard, and all of them are great for you and the rider. But Google Maps is still a very good tool.

Why is Google Maps not talking on iPhone

Voice directions aren’t always downloaded to your device or need to be updated. When this happens, instead of voice directions, you’ll hear a chime. Make sure you can connect to the internet. If your internet connection is strong, voice directions will download quicker.

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