Google Maps is the most popular navigation app for Android as well as iOS. Over the years, Google has given users greater control over how the app functions. With a lot of customisation options onboard, you can personalise the app to your liking. If you’re having trouble with the language, you can easily change it within seconds. In this article, we show you how to change the navigation voice or language in Google Maps on Android and iOS.
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Change navigation voice in Google Maps on Android
Step 1: Launch the Google Maps app on your Android smartphone.
Step 2: Tap on your profile icon at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Select Settings.
Step 4: Scroll down and select ‘Navigation Settings’.
Step 5: Tap on ‘Voice Selection’.
Step 6: Select your preferred navigation voice or language.
If you want to hear what the voice sounds like, tap on ‘Play test sound’.
Change navigation voice from Settings
Step 1: Go to Settings and select General Management.
Step 2: Tap on ‘Language’.
Step 3: Add your preferred language or choose one from the list of current languages.
Step 4: Once you’ve added a language, tap on it to apply the changes to your phone.
Your changes will be reflected on the Google Maps app as well. The navigation voice will be changed to your preferred language. A small heads up, changing the language from Settings applies it across the board on your phone.
Change navigation voice in Google Maps on iOS
Step 1: Go to Settings and select General.
Step 2: Tap on ‘Language & Region’.
Step 3: Tap on ‘Add language’ under ‘Preferred languages’.
Step 3: Choose your preferred language or navigation voice.
Step 4: Confirm your selection.
To check if the navigation voice has been changed, launched the Google Maps app and enter a random destination. Google Maps will direct you in your preferred language.
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These are the 3 best ways to change the navigation voice in Google Maps on Android or iOS. While Google lets you choose the navigation voice from different languages, accents and dialects, you cannot change the gender of the voice. If you do not want voice navigation with Google Maps, you can turn it off from navigation settings.
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