The iPhone 5 is sold all over the world, to people that speak a number of different languages. Since Siri is such an important part of how the iPhone was marketed, it stands to reason that a lot of people are going to want to use that feature. But Siri’s settings need to be adjusted to accommodate different languages, as you won’t be able to simply speak a foreign language to a Siri iPhone that is set to English, and her resulting communication will also come from the language that is currently set. Fortunately Siri can be switched to a number of different languages, allowing you to use the voice recognition in a number of different options.
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Switch to a Different Language for Siri
Note that switching the language for Siri will not switch the language for the rest of the settings and menus on your phone. That option can be found on Settings > General > International. So when you are certain that you are ready to switch the language that Siri uses, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.
Step 3: Touch the Siri option.
Step 4: Select the Language option.
Step 5: Select the language that you want to use for Siri instead.
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We have also written about how to change Siri’s voice on the iPhone 5 as well.
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