How does the multilingual Siri works

Siri becomes multilingual in iOS 17.4

The newest iOS 17.4 update turns Siri into the greatest translator. The Apple assistant becomes multilingual and you can ask Siri to read and send messages in up to 22 different languages. The translation option is a new feature that sums up to third party app stores and the opening of NFC chip specifics.

Basically, the iOS assistant Siri now can send and read messages in more languages than the default one.  Up until this moment the language settings was somehow confusing, generating certain mix ups. But the new version is more clear and precise.

Siri becomes multilingual, how does it work?

The multilingual Siri lets the user talk and write in two or more languages in a faster and easier way. The “read my notifications” feature is more useful as you can select to send a message in any of the given languages. The multilingual Siri function works in all the messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram or the native Messages app from iOS.

When you send the oral message you only need to say “Hey Siri send **** a message saying ^^^^”. The content of the messasge can be spoken in any of the languages that Siri supports.

Which languages are available and how to set them?

Siri becomes multilingual in iOS 17.4 but you have to manually activate the option. Follow these indications to have the feature going.

  1. Open the Settings app in iOS.
  2. Go the section Siri & Search.
  3. Select Send messages with Siri.
  4. Press on the Add language button and choose from the available list.
  5. Wait for the download to finish

You can select any of the more than 20 languages available. There are even some variants of certain ones.    

  • German.
  • Arab.
  • Hong Kong Cantonese Chinese.
  • Continental China mandarin Chinese.
  • Korean.
  • Danish.
  • Spain Spanish.
  • Latin American Spanish.
  • Finnish.
  • Canadian French.
  • France French.
  • Hebrew.
  •  Australian English.
  • United States English.
  • Indian English.
  • Irish English.
  • United Kingdom English.
  • South African English.
  • Italian.
  • Japanese.
  • Malay.
  • Netherlands Dutch.
  • Bokmal Norwegian.
  • Brazilian Portuguese.
  • Russian.
  • Swedish.
  • Thai.
  • Turkish.

It’s also noticeable that there are other features related to Siri and the new multilingual support. For example, you can choose “Send messages automatically” to send the messages without checking them after a dictation    . And there’s also CarPlay support and headphones control.

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