Can You Change Siri's Name? No, but Here's What You Can Do

You can personalize Siri in a lot of ways

The answer is no. Unfortunately, you cannot change Siri's name to Jarvis or anything else. Apple made Siri the entity it is, and the company has not allowed for customizations to let you change the assistant's name.

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Can You Change Siri's Name to Jarvis?

Despite its many benefits, some people don't like the name Siri and would prefer to use a different one like Jarvis (from the Ironman movies).

You may find tutorials online promising to show you how to change Siri's name to Jarvis and even change its voice. Still, those tutorials require you to jailbreak your iPhone, which voids the warranty and could result in a completely useless iPhone if you make a mistake.

Can You Give Siri a Nickname?

Just as you cannot change Siri's name, you also cannot give it a nickname. Siri is particular and refuses to respond to anything other than its given name.

Can I Change "Hey Siri" to Sometime Else?

Again, the answer is no. You cannot change Siri's name, but there are several other ways you can customize Siri to make the voice assistant personal to you.

Can You Personalize Siri?

Yes, you can personalize Siri, so its voice is more to your liking. Here are a couple of things you can do:

  • Change Siri's voice and accent: If you don't like how Siri's voice sounds, you can change it to another one. There are several genders and accents available, so you can make Siri's responses pleasant to hear.
  • Teach Siri to say your name or to call you by a nickname. Siri is typically good at pronouncing names, but if you don't like the way Siri says yours, you can teach Siri to say it differently or even teach it to call you (or someone else) by a nickname.

Can I Change Siri's Voice to a Celebrity?

While you can change Siri's voice, you cannot change to a specific celebrity's voice. The options currently available for Siri's voice are American, Australian, British, Indian, Irish, and South African. There are two to four varieties for each country representing distinct gendered and genderless voices you may hear.

FAQ
  • What is Siri&'s real name?

    The woman who was the original voice of Siri is named Susan Bennett. She lives in suburban Atlanta, Georgia.

  • What is the male Siri's name?

    The male voice iPhone users hear in Britain is named Daniel. He is allegedly voiced by a former tech reporter named Jon Briggs.

  • What does Siri's name originate from?

    Dag Kittalaus, the Norwegian co-creator of Siri, planned to name his daughter Siri after a former coworker. He even registered the domain Siri.com. When he and his wife had a son, he decided to use the name for iPhone's virtual assistant instead.

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