Everyone is familiar with Apple Maps' voice navigation. Generally, it is good enough for navigation purposes, but some users tend to be annoyed with that default robotic voice. They always look for an alternative voice for Apple Maps.

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This article will familiarize you with how to change your voice on apple maps iOS 17. Additionally, it will guide you regarding ways to fix the voice on Apple maps that might have been disrupted somehow. It is a short but explicit guide to setting the voice on Apple maps in iOS17.

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Part 1: How to Change the Apple Maps Voice in iOS 17?

You can change the Voice in Apple Maps using your iDevices. You hear this voice with voice navigations and travel notifications alerts. The Apple Maps app not only can the voice be changed, but one of the multiple accents can be used (American, British, Australian, Irish, Indian, or South African). Moreover, you may select a Male, Female, or gender-neutral Voice.

Firstly, Apple Maps' Voice is Siri's Voice. To change it, users need to change Siri's Voice. Secondly, if users have multiple Apple devices operating on the same Apple ID, the voice change on one device will automatically adjust the voice on other devices.

1 Change Apple Maps Voice on Your iPhone

  • Step 1: Run the Setting app.
  • Step 2: Tap Siri & Search.
  • Step 3: Tap Siri Voice.
  • Step 4: Tap the accent of your choice you want to hear.
  • Step 5: Close Settings once you are happy with your selected voice. The desired voice will be downloaded.

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Once the download has been done, exit the settings and Open the Maps App. Enjoy the New Voice!


The desired voice will be downloaded to your iPhone and used automatically. On tapping a selection, Siri will utter some automated lines, giving you a brief idea about the nature of voices. Siri voices consist of male or female sounds.

2 Change Apple Maps Voice on Apple Watch

You can change the default voice used for navigation in the Apple watch using the following steps:

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Press Side Button for Siri is OFF:

  • Step 1: Turn on Press Side Button for Siri.
  • Step 2: Select Voice 4.
  • Step 3: Turn off Press Side Button for Siri.

Press Side Button for Siri is ON:

  • Step 1: Tap Siri Voice.
  • Step 2: For the Variety option, select American.
  • Step 3: For the Voice option, select Voice 4.

Part 2: How to Fix iPhone Maps Voice Not Working?

1 Check the iPhone Volume Level

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Now, many people might already have tested this, but make sure you have raised the iPhone volume level. This might sound bizarre, but many people forget their phones are silent. Just increase the volume by pressing the Volume Up button and see if you have your iPhone volume was lowered unconsciously.

2 Turn up the Volume on iPhone Maps

Another solution to mend your iPhone Maps navigation voice volume is to reset your iPhone Maps navigation voice. Sometimes, the Volume of iPhone Maps is ON. However, it's simply at the rock bottom point, which is why you can't hear any voice while driving.

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Under these circumstances:

  • Step 1: Open Settings > Open Maps.
  • Step 2: Run Driving & Navigation.
  • Step 3: Select Normal or Loud Volume.
  • Step 4: Relaunch iPhone Maps.

3 Redownload Voice Directionse

It's above that iPhone Maps won't work if no voice directions are already downloaded to your iPhones.

To download voice directions:

  • Step 1: Please connect your device to the Internet.
  • Step 2: Click on Get Directions.
  • Step 3: Wait for a few minutes.
  • Step 4: Restart your Maps app typically.

You can get voice directions now.

4 Restart Your iPhone

Restart your iPhone if you're sure both iPhone and Maps Navigation voice volumes are turned on. Most iPhone glitches can be resolved by continuing the device.

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  • iPhone X or later: Press and hold the side button or volume button until you see the slider.
  • iPhone 8 or earlier: Press and hold the side or top button until you see the slider.

Part 3: Fix iPhone Maps Voice with iOS Repair Software [No Data Loss]

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