How do I change my Android voice to male?

Android phones come with a built-in voice assistant that can respond to voice commands and questions. By default, most Android voice assistants will use a female voice. However, Android allows you to change the default voice assistant’s gender to male if desired. This provides more flexibility and options for users who prefer interacting with a male voice.

Changing the voice gender is simple and only takes a few steps within your phone’s settings. You can switch between the male and female voice options easily. The voice assistant will then immediately begin using the new male or female voice when responding to commands. This guide will walk through the process of locating the voice gender settings and selecting the male voice on Android devices.

Locate Your Phone’s Settings

To change your Android voice assistant’s gender, you first need to open your phone’s Settings app. This is usually represented by an icon that looks like gears or cogs.

On most Android phones, including Samsung, you can access Settings by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping the gear icon. You may need to swipe down twice on some phones to reveal all icons. The Settings app may also be located in your Apps menu or launcher (source:

Once you locate and open the Settings app, you’ll be ready to find the voice assistant options to change the gender.

Open Voice Assistant Settings

In Settings, look for an option like ‘Apps & Notifications,’ ‘Apps,’ or ‘Applications.’ Open this and you will likely see a list of apps installed on your device. Look for your voice assistant app, such as Google Assistant. Tap the app to open settings specific to it.

For example, on a Samsung device, go to ‘Apps’ in Settings, then select your voice assistant app such as Bixby or Google Assistant. This will open a page where you can customize options.

According to Google’s support page Access Google Assistant with your voice – Android, you can also open Google Assistant settings by saying “Hey Google, open Assistant settings.”

Select Default Apps

The next step is to find and open the ‘Default Apps’ menu. To do this:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android device.

  2. Scroll down and tap on ‘Apps’.

  3. Tap on ‘Default Apps’. This will open the default apps menu.

From the Default Apps menu, you can choose which apps you want to set as the defaults for different functions like web browsing, phone calls, text messages, etc. This is where you will select your preferred voice assistant app.

Choose Your Assistant

To change the voice gender, you first need to select which voice assistant app you want to use. The main options are Google Assistant and Samsung Bixby. Here’s how to choose:

On Android phones, look for an option like “Assist & Voice Input” or “Digital Assistant App.” Select this in your phone’s settings. You may find it under a section like “Apps,” “Advanced Features,” or “Intelligence.” According to Verizon, you can follow these steps:

  • Open your device’s Settings app
  • Tap Apps or Application Manager
  • Tap Default Apps or Assist & Voice Input
  • Select your preferred voice assistant app

This will set your chosen app as the default assistant. Common options are Google Assistant, Samsung Bixby, or Amazon Alexa. Each allows you to customize the voice gender.

Change Voice Gender

To change the gender of your voice assistant’s voice, you need to access the voice settings. Open the Google Assistant app on your Android phone. At the bottom of the screen, tap on your profile icon. This will open up a menu.

You should see options for ‘Voice,’ ‘Language,’ and ‘Speech Output.’ Select ‘Speech Output.’ This will open up a page with voice options.

Here you can select between a male or female voice. Tap on the gender you want to switch to. Some voices may be labeled as male or female, while others will just have a voice sample to preview.

Once selected, you will hear your Google Assistant immediately begin speaking in the new voice. The change is applied right away. Feel free to toggle between the male and female options until you find a voice you like.

Pick Male or Female

To change your Google Assistant voice to male or female:

  1. Open the Google Assistant app.
  2. Tap your profile icon in the top right.
  3. Select Settings > Preferences.
  4. Tap on “Assistant voice” under the “You” section.
  5. Choose between the available male and female voices.
  6. Tap on the voice you want to preview it.
  7. Select the male or female voice you prefer.

The Google Assistant app allows you to choose between a variety of natural sounding male and female voices. Simply open the voice selection menu and tap on your preferred option to set the voice gender.

According to one source, Google originally only offered a female voice for its Assistant when it launched in 2016. However, after receiving feedback, Google added multiple male voice options as well in subsequent updates.

Hear the New Voice

Once you have selected your preferred voice, exit back to your Android home screen. Now you can test out the new voice by activating your voice assistant.

To activate your voice assistant, either use the wake word if enabled (e.g. saying “Hey Google”) or long press the home button on your Android phone. This will launch the Google Assistant with the new voice you selected.

Go ahead and ask a question or request something simple like “What’s the weather today?” This will allow you to hear the Assistant respond in the new male or female voice you chose in the settings.

The new voice will be used for all Assistant responses going forward. If at any point you want to revert back to the original voice, you can return to the voice settings and choose your preferred option.

Change It Back

If you decide you want to revert back to the original voice after changing to the male or female option, it’s easy to do so. Just follow the steps below:

1. Open the Google Assistant app and go to Settings.

2. Tap on “Assistant voice” under the “All settings” section.

3. On the “Assistant voice” screen, choose the gender option you want to revert to. For example, if you had changed to the male voice previously, tap on the female voice option now.

4. Confirm your selection. This will change the Google Assistant voice back to the original female or male voice it was before you made the change.

So if you ever decide you want to go back to the default voice, just repeat the process but select the other gender. The change is quick and easy to revert.


Other Voice Options

In addition to the default voice options available on most Android devices, some manufacturers provide additional voices you can download. For example, Samsung phones come with a few extra voice packs like Scouse and Indian English that you can install for free.

There are also third party apps on the Google Play Store that offer extra voices, celebrity impressions, and other custom options. Before downloading any third party voice apps, be sure to check reviews and confirm they work well with your particular Android device.

According to Android Police, some popular options include Voicemod, Realvoice, and Uberduck AI Voice Changer. These apps let you transform the Google Assistant into various celebrity voices and accents.

While downloading new voices from unknown developers carries some risk, reputable voice apps that have been vetted by the Google Play Store are generally safe to try. Just be wary of apps that request unnecessary permissions or seem sketchy. Stick to top rated apps from recognized developers.

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