How to Change Google Assistant Voice on Android

Introduction

If you don’t like the default Google Assistant voice on your Android device, don’t worry, you’ve got options. Google gives you a variety of accents you can change your Google Assistant to use. Additionally, you can also change from female to male. In this article I’ll show you how to change the Google Assistant voice on Android. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in the YouTube video below.

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Steps to Change Google Assistant Voice on Android

  1. Hold your finger against the “Home” button on your Android device to open the Google Assistant screen.
  2. Tap the “Explore” icon on the Google Assistant screen. The Explore screen is displayed.
  3. Tap your profile icon at the top of the Google Assistant screen to display a menu, and then tap “Settings” in that menu. The Settings screen is displayed.
  4. Select the “Assistant” tab on this screen, and then tap “Assistant Voice” in that menu. The Assistant Voice screen is displayed. Here you can tap the various color rings to hear different voice options for Google Assistant. After you find a voice you like, leave that option selected and close this window. That will be the voice for Google Assistant going forward.

5 Reasons to Change Google Assistant Voice on Android

1. Personalization

Personalizing your tech can make it feel more like your own. Changing the voice of Google Assistant can be a key part of this. It allows you to choose a voice that you find pleasant or comforting. Whether you prefer a male or female tone, or accents ranging from Australian to British, personalization can make your interactions more enjoyable. This can also reduce the robotic feel of technology. It can help bridge the gap between human and machine, making your device feel more integrated into your daily life.

2. Accessibility

For individuals with hearing impairments or other auditory needs, the default voice may not be ideal. Changing to a different pitch, tone, or speed can greatly enhance clarity and understanding. Some users might find lower-pitched voices easier to comprehend. Others may benefit from a slower speaking pace. This customization can be crucial for ensuring that all users can effectively use their devices. Google Assistant’s adaptability in voice settings can be a significant aid in this regard.

3. Language Learning

If you’re learning a new language, immersing yourself in it can be beneficial. Changing your Google Assistant’s voice to one that speaks with a native accent of your target language can be incredibly helpful. It exposes you to the language consistently. Every command or query becomes a learning opportunity. This practice can improve your pronunciation and listening skills. It’s a convenient, everyday way to practice without setting aside extra study time.

4. Familiarity and Comfort

Some users might change the voice to something that reminds them of a certain dialect or accent from their home region. This can make technology seem more friendly and less foreign. It can provide comfort to hear a voice that reminds you of home, especially for people living far from their place of origin. This familiar touch can transform the assistant from a simple tool to something that holds sentimental value.

5. Breaking Monotony

If you’re someone who frequently uses Google Assistant, hearing the same voice repeatedly can become monotonous. Changing the voice can refresh your experience. It can make interactions more interesting and engaging. This might seem like a small change, but it can significantly affect how you perceive and interact with your device. It keeps the novelty alive, maintaining your interest and engagement with the technology.

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