Using Alternate Voice On Apple Watch Series 3

watchOS & Apple Watch Apps

Hi. I read somewhere on Applevis that it is now possible to select your SIRI voice and use it as your Voiceover voice on an Apple Watch. I have a Series 3 watch and cannot locate any options, under Accessibility, to activate this. Is this facility available on a Series 3 watch, or is it confined to Series 4 and Series 5? Also, are such facilities available in the United Kindom, where I'm based, or only in the U.S? I am running IOS 13 on my IPhone and Watch OS 6 on my watch. Can someone please advise on this and, if it is possible to use the SIRI voice, can you please give me directions on how to set it up and activate it as my Voiceover Voice? Here in the UK, we are restricted to Daniel as our Voiceover voice and the SIRI voice I'm using is a lot clearer. Many Thanks.



Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Monday, September 23, 2019

You can not select a voice even I think in the other watches. Whatever you use for siri in your iPhone is it regarding siri.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Monday, September 23, 2019

No, the new sirivoice you can use for voiceover is not able to be used in the watch 3, but only in the watch 4 and higher. Found this out when recording a podcast [here]

Submitted by snowyowl on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hi everyone.

I have actually done it.

Go into the watch app on your phone then go to accessibility and voice over. Keep swiping right til you hear use siri voice its off by default turn it on.

Next go to your apple settings on your phone or device and go to siri and search. In there select the siri voice you want to use.

Mine started working after I had put it on the charger to re charge it.

I had to slow the speaking rate down as Siri American English voice didn't handle high speed. Maybe she will when 13.1 is out.

I am using an apple watch series 4.

Hope this helped.

Submitted by The Evil Choco… on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Hey everyone, does anyone know if the Siri voice eats up battery life?

Submitted by Sophie on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

I got a watch last Friday. It used the Siri voice for a few days, then randomly reverted to the default voiceover voice. It keeps saying the voice will download when the watch is charging but nothing actually happens. I updated to 6.01, turned off my iPhone, turned off the watch, rebooted the watch, turned off voiceover ... nothing. Anyone else have this problem?