unable to set high quality voices on Apple Watch

watchOS & Apple Watch Apps

I recently got myself an Apple Watch Series 3 and I have an iPhone SE running IOS 11.3.1. When I set up my Apple Watch, the voiceover voice was set to the standard, low quality voice in my language. For some reason, I can't seem to change it to the enhanced voice. I go in the Apple Watch app and go to general and accessibility and voiceover, and there's nothing over there about changing the voice. For example, I have my iPhone set to Finnish and, of course, the Apple Watch was set to Finnish as well, but rather than the enhanced voice I use on the iPhone, it went straight to the standard, low quality one. I'm guessing I can't change the voice on the Apple Watch then? There's nothing about selecting voices in voiceover settings, just voice rate and volume but nothing else. Or, i wonder if we can do it from the watch itself?



Submitted by Sasha Stride on Thursday, June 14, 2018

Unfortunately, you can not use other voices than the default, compact one, so for english US it will be Samantha compact and I use Swedish with the voice Alva.