How to Change the Voice in Google Maps

Many people are used to the default voice on Google Maps when using it for navigation. You can change that voice to a language of your choice. You can also customize other voice settings, such as the volume. Follow the steps below to change the default voice in Google Maps.

Change the Voice in Google Maps on Android

The instructions below were carried out on an Android phone, but the steps are similar for iPhone.

  1. Launch Google Maps on your smartphone.

    Google Maps on an Smartphone
    Launch Google Maps on your Smartphone
  2. Tap on your initials or profile picture at the top right of the screen to bring up options.

    Initials or profile picture at the top right of Google Maps
    Tap on your initials or profile picture
  3. Tap on Settings.

    Settings among Google Map Options
    Tap on settings among the options
  4. Scroll down to Navigation settings (it is written as just Navigation on iPhone) and select it.

    Navigational Settings under options
    Tap on navigational settings
  5. In this window, you can change Voice features such as the volume. To change the language, click on Voice selection.

    Voice selection in Navigational settings
    Tap on voice selection
  6. You will see a list of languages under “Voice selection.” Select any voice language that you want from the list of options.
    List of Google Map voices
    Select a voice from the options

    The voice selected will become the voice you hear when navigating with Google Maps.

    Note: To change the Google Maps language on your iPhone, you must change the language of the entire phone via Settings.

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