Alex Voice Fails to Automatically Enable After First Being Downloaded

Category
VoiceOver Speech/Voices
Severity
Minor

Description

Upon first downloading the Alex TTS Voice, VoiceOver fails to switch automatically from the voice in use while the Alex download was in progress.

Bug First Encountered

iOS 8.0 or earlier

Device(s) bug has been encountered on

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6
iPhone 5s
iPad Mini 2

How often the bug occurs

Always

Workaround

Disable VoiceOver, then re-enable it. If no success, switch away from and back to the Alex voice and restart VoiceOver again.

Status

Fixed

Fixed In

iOS 8.3

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Comments

Submitted by Sounds2Good on Monday, June 22, 2015

Even after trying the suggested actions above I cannot switch to Alex or to any other voice but the enhanced 156MB high-quality U.S. English voice.

Submitted by Sounds2Good on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I got some sighted help to deselect and re-select the Alex voice while VO was disabled/off. After restarting VO Alex began speaking.