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By default, US English is set as the default voice search language in Google Maps. But what if you want to set your mother tongue as the default language for voice search as you don’t find English convenient enough?

Luckily, you can change default voice search language in Google Maps on your iPhone. The app supports a number of languages like English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese etc. Let me show you how it works!

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How to Change Voice Search Language in Google Maps on iPhone and iPad

How to Change Default Voice Search Language in Google Maps on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Google Maps on your iPhone or iPad.
Step #2. Next, you need to tap on the menu button at the top left corner of the screen.

Tap on Menu Button in Google Maps on iPhone

Step #3. Now, tap on Settings.

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Tap on Settings in Google Maps on iPhone

Step #4. Next up, you have to tap on Voice Search. Now, you need to choose your preferred language.

Tap on Voice Search in Google Maps Settings on iPhone

In this test, I'm going to select English Australia.

Change Voice Search Language in Google Maps on iPhone and iPad

That's it!

Later, if you want to go back to English (United States), simply follow the steps mentioned and select it in the end.

Signing off

The option to change the default voice search language is very helpful—from users' point of view. It allows searching any location in your preferred language accurately.

Google Maps will soon let you share your real-time location and trip progress with your friends. Once this much-awaited feature is available, your friends will be able to see your real-time location on the map.

As we are talking about Google Maps, you would want to check out some of the equally cool posts like How to Use Siri with Google Maps on iPhone, and how to find areas of interest in Google Maps on iPhone or iPad etc.

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