To find out more about using Siri, see How to use Siri in iOS 14 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. If you find it easier to type than speak, you can also type queries to Siri. See How to use Siri without speaking for more information.
This section takes you step by step through customising Siri’s settings on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, complete with pictures of the screen to help.
1. To open Siri’s settings, tap the Settings icon on your Home screen to launch the Settings app. Scroll down and select Siri & Search from the list.
2. To change Siri's voice, tap Siri Voice.
3. Now select an accent and a gender for Siri from the available options.
4. You can change how Siri responds to a quiestion or command so that Siri responds silently or gives spoken answers and feedback. Tap Siri Responses.
5. By default, when Siri answers your queries you will be given spoken feedback alongside visual, on-screen feedback, but you can change this. Under Spoken Responses, tap When Silent Mode is Off if you don't want spoken feedback when Silent Mode is active. Tap Only with "Hey Siri" if you only want a spoken response when you've used your voice to activate Siri.
6. Tap Always Show Siri Captions to show everything that Siri says as text on-screen.
7. You can also see what Siri thinks you said. Tap Always Show Speech to get a transcription of your spoken questions and commands on-screen.
8. To access further useful settings, tap the Back button to go back to the main Settings screen and tap Accessibility. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Siri.
9. Some of these settings duplicate the settings we used earlier, but tap Always Listen for "Hey Siri" to ask your device to listen for the prompt even it's face down or covered.
10. Finally, if you find the apps in the background distracting while you're using Siri, tap Show Apps Behind Siri to turn this off.