Google Assistant started with one voice (female), one language (English), and one accent (American), but has since expanded to offer multiple voices in different languages. At least for English, Google has added several accents, including British and Australian. The best part is that everything is configurable. This means you can change the default voice from the Settings menu in the Google app on your phone. Here we will show you how to change the Google Assistant voice and language on your Android, iPhone or iPad device.

Change Google Assistant voice and language

The process for changing Google Assistant voice and language preferences should be the same regardless of the language and region your Google app is set to. The exact number of options, however, may vary by region/language. Also note that the voice setting will apply to all your Google Assistant devices using the same Google Account. So, today let’s see how you can change Google Assistant voice and language on Android and iPhone/iPad.

On Android devices (smartphones and tablets)

You can change the Google Assistant voice and language settings on Android devices using the Google app or a voice command. Follow the methods detailed below to get started.

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  • Open the Google app on your Android phone. Now click on Following (three dots) in the lower right corner, and on the next page, select Settings.

To note: To open Assistant settings directly via voice command on your Android device, say – “Ok Google, open Assistant settings”.

  • On the settings page, select Google Assistant. Then scroll down a bit and select the ‘Voice Assistant’ options under All Settings.
  • Here you can change the Google Assistant voice settings. Google uses colors to denote Assistant voices instead of names, and red is the default setting for English. There are ten options available for my device, including cyan, green, amber, orange, etc. Swipe the circles to scroll through the voice options and select the one you like.

Change language

  • Go to the Google Assistant Settings page (More > Settings > Google Assistant) as described above. Next, scroll down a bit and tap Languages. To change the primary language, tap on the first option [1]. To add a second language, press “Add a language” [2] and make your choice.
  • The context menu for language selection will look like what you see below.

To note: Local Indian languages ​​including Marathi, Bangla, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Urdu, Gujarati, and Kannada can only be chosen as the primary language in Google Assistant.

On iPhone and iPad (iOS / iPadOS)

The process to change the voice and language of the Google Assistant is just as easy on iOS as it is on Android. However, unlike Android, you can access Assistant settings through the Google Assistant app on iOS. Here’s how:

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  • On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Assistant app. In the upper right corner of the home page, tap your profile picture. Then scroll down and select the Assistant’s voice option.
  • Just like on Android, you can select your favorite voice on the next page.

Change language

  • Open the Google Assistant on your iPhone or iPad. Tap your profile icon and go to Option ‘Languages’ under All Settings. Choose a language on the next page.

Just like on Android, you can select up to two languages. You can talk to the Google Assistant in either language, but not both.

Customize the Google Assistant voice and language to your liking

Since its initial launch in 2016, Google Assistant has spread to almost every corner of the globe and is now available in over 90 countries and supports over 30 languages. According to a 2020 report, the voice assistant was used by over 500 million users each month. This number has probably only increased in recent months.

So, if you are a Google Assistant user, now you know how to change its voice and language settings. Since you love your Google Assistant, check out our guide on using the Google Assistant on Android TV. Just be sure to use guest mode on the Google Assistant to maintain your privacy.