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I have my iPhone's language set to English in Settings, but I live in a non-English speaking country. As such, when using turn-by-turn navigation, street names are pronounced as though they were English words, and are barely recognizable.

Is there a way to get Google Maps' navigation feature to speak my language without changing the systemwide language setting?

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Unfortunately, Google Maps doesn't have Language controls built into the app. It cues off of the settings in Settings.app > General > International.

The only way to have Google Maps speak a different language is to change the actual settings in Settings.app > General > International > Language.

Of course, this doesn't take long to change, and it may be desirable to change it before using turn-by-turn for perhaps a long trip.

It would be a good idea to request that feature from Google by opening the Google Maps app and tapping the person icon in the upper right corner. Then tap "Send Feedback" and compose a request to Google.

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