Cannot download VoiceOver voices

iOS and iPadOS

Hello all.
I am trying to download voices onto both iPhone and iPad ad I constantly run into the same issue on both devices.
Let's say I want to download Kate.
I go to settings, general, accessibility, voiceover, speech and then to the rotor language english uk.
I double tap on get cate and sometimes nothing happens but most of the time it will say Downloading Kate and then that disappears to get the download kate thing.
Is there a fix?
Edit: I havee tried other voices and other language so the issue is not Kate. I tried the others and lots of other voices in laanguages i understand.



Submitted by Michael on Thursday, April 4, 2019

I also wanted to change my voice invoice over. As my dictation was not the greatest. So I change my language from Australia back to English again. And dad seem to have improved my dictation which seems to always a car when there is an update to iOS. But I also had this issue where I tried to download a new voice to try out a new voice. But none of them I tried maybe six different voices but none of them changed over. I thought it might of taking a bit of time to change. But it is now 24 hours and I still have not downloaded and installed so I have not tried the power where I need to put my phone into power. I might try that now cheers thank you

Submitted by Justin on Thursday, April 4, 2019

Yeah, as long as it is charging thru a battery case or adapter/power bank, and you go into voices thru speech or VO settings, it should start download once selected

Submitted by Andrew on Monday, January 6, 2020

It makes no difference if it is charging or not. This is disgusting coding by Apple. My iPhone can be telling me it is one voice but a different one will be talking. I have previously downloaded the U.S siri voice so there is no download button, but I cant select it.

Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Keep trying. I did eventually and now my voices are working well. I no longer have issue when I turn iPhone off and get Samantha as default voice instead of my siri male voice. Using unlucky 13.3. Can not wait for iOS 14.

Submitted by Stuart Duncan on Monday, May 25, 2020

I tried changing the voice but no matter which one I chose, the voice didn't change although the selection was ticked. I've now done a reset on all settings and Voiceover started with Daniel (UK male) and now there are no additional voices available in the Voices list. Might try a full factory reset.