[iOS] How do I change the voice for VoiceOver, Speak Screen, and Speak Selection on iOS?

Posted in iOS Updated on .
Written by Christoph Mantler

This article describes how to change the voice that's heard when using VoiceOver, Speak Screen, and Speak Selection on iOS.

For VoiceOver:

  1. Go to iOS System Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Speech > Voices

  2. Select the language which you are using on your device

  3. Select a voice which you prefer

For Speak Screen / Speak Selection:

  1. Go to iOS System Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech > Voices

  2. Select the language which you are using on your device

  3. Select a voice which you prefer

Note: You can only use the voices which your device language is set to. E.g. If your iPad language is set to English (UK), then you can only use voices from that section (e.g. Daniel, Kate) but you can't use voices from English (US) (e.g. Fred, Samantha).

Most voices besides the default ones have to be downloaded.

Unfortunately, the Siri voice is not accessible to 3rd-party app developers. rdar://42656565

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