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Why has the voice on my google map suddenly changed from female to male. I want to change it back!!! 0 Recommended Answers 0 Relevant Answers 24 Replies 26 Upvotes
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Voice suddenly changed to male... WHY?
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Same thing. I am using an iphone and have tried to change it back but it looks like the option is not there anymore. Please help!
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Same I’ve even deleted app and reinstalled!
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This happened to me too. I have my phone set to English (UK), and got turn by turn directions with a female voice with a UK accent. Today it changed to a male voice. I've had the same voice on my navigation for several years, and it's very hard to pick out the new voice over the sound of traffic, radio, and passengers. I can set it back to the same voice, but I don't get turn by turn directions with it. I completely uninstalled Google Maps, cleared the cache, changed the language on my phone and then changed it back, and can not get it back to how it was for the past several years. It's as if the default voice for the app was changed.
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Me too!! Horrible surprise. For women who have bad experiences with abusive men this could be genuinely distressing!!  They must give us a way to change this back.
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After getting alternating female/male directions today it has changed totally to male. Can't see how to change back. Only instructions I've found rate to 3 dots top right for settings, which are not there.
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I’ve tried uninstalling checking. Google assistant voice is set to female and still can’t get the female voice back
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Me too. Even changing it to a softer voice doesn’t change it to female - bring her back!
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I do not like it! Change the voice back to female or at least give the options. I'm using waze from now on.
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Same here. I’ve spent the last few hours trying to change mine back to the female voice - the male one is annoying enough to be rage inducing 🙈 If anyone figures out how to change it back before I give up and stop using google maps in favour of something else I’d appreciate a detailed ‘how to’
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Same here! I had the male voice just yesterday and today it is female. I can't change it back! BTW am a female just feel like the male UK or Australian accent cuts through the other noise better than others here in the US
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