VoiceOver Voice for Secondary Language

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iOS & iPadOS

How do you configure the synthesizer for a secondary language when Detect Languages is on? Currently I use Alex for English and when VoiceOver detects Spanish it switches to a female voice. I installed Siri Male Spanish and put it in the rotor instead, but cannot get VoiceOver's auto-switching to use it. What am I missing? Thanks.



Submitted by CuriousNetEntity on Thursday, February 20, 2020

I've been trying to get iOS to do this for years, but it never works. It will do language autoswitching but will never respect your choice of voices. I've given up. I turned off auto switching and just switch manually via the language rotor setting. makes me think that the people implementing this feature don't actually use it.