Apple's personal voice assistant offers a variety of options to customize the way it sounds. Siri supports many different languages tailored to regions around the world. When it comes to English, Apple has built-in a few options to tweak how Siri talks. The most basic option is choosing whether Siri speaks in a female or male sounding voice.
Playing music with Siri using your favorite streaming service just got easier. Instead of having to specify which service to use with each request, Siri can be preset to use any supported audio subscription by default. The days of ending song requests with "on Spotify" or "on Pandora" are now over. Siri can use services other than Apple Music without any extra direction.
Many iPhone users may not have noticed a new feature that quietly arrived with iOS 14.2 - the Personal Update. It's a useful feature in the morning to get a picture of what you have going on that day. Just say, "Hey Siri, what's my update?" or something similar, and Siri will tell you:
Siri continues to improve, with iOS 14 bringing many enhancements to the voice assistant. A completely new look ensures Siri doesn't take over your iPhone display when answering a question or performing tasks. For those who prefer more information on the screen, enabling full Siri transcription is an option under Settings.
Siri has a completely new look since the launch of iOS 14. Siri's compact design doesn't take over the screen like it used to on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Since the interface only covers the dock and delivers results in a banner, it's easier to keep the current task up front. The trade off for this compact design is that Siri no longer transcribes what it hears when asked a question.