How to Change the Voice on a Magellan Maestro


A Maestro is a type of GPS (short for "Global Positioning Service") produced by Magellan. Of all the useful features the Maestro offers its users, perhaps the most fun is the "turn-by-turn voice directions." The Maestro will actually read you the directions you need to follow so you can focus on the road and not at looking at the GPS itself. In addition to the default voice there are a number of voices available, both male and female, that you can have your unit read directions to you in whenever you'd like.

Things You'll Need

  • Magellan Maestro
  • Turn on your GPS. You can do this quickly and easily by pressing the "POWER" button located on the top of the unit. A "Magellan" screen will appear and after a few seconds you will be given access to the unit's main menu.

  • Tap the "Preferences" icon with your finger. This will take you to unit's preferences menu. You will see a variety of different things you can change like changing the default "Home" location, among others.

  • Tap on the option that reads "Change Voice." This will bring up a list of available voices you can have your GPS read your directions in.

  • Tap on a voice name and press the "Preview" button to hear a short clip of that voice. Make a decision on which voice you'd like to use.

  • Tap the "Save" button to change the voice in which your Magellan Maestro reads directions. Once you've done this, tap the "Back" button to return to the main menu.

Tips & Warnings

  • In addition to the default voices available when you purchase the unit there are also a number of additional voices you can download from Some are free while others will cost money.

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