Enhanced voices sound really bad

iOS and iPadOS

I have an IPhone 4s that previous has IOS6 installed. I am playing around with voice over voices and I found out there are enhance voices for every voice in voice over. But when I successfully downloaded the enhanced samantha and daniel voice, they sound really bad. That is, it's very choppy like they are speaking through a destroyed voice recorder. I tried installing other enhanced voices and the sound is the same. Yesterday I updated my phone to IOS 9.1, unfortunately nothing has changed. They regular voice sounds clear but the enhanced voices sound bad. I have browsed to many topics about this here, but there seem to have no current solution because this does not happen for other devices for some reason. What should I do?



Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Thursday, December 3, 2015

I also tried the enhanced voice options and really dislike them. I use an iPhone 5 with the latest iOS. I much prefer the clarity of the original voices.

It's really confusing. Shouldn't enhanced voices sound better because they are, well, enhanced?

Submitted by Justin on Thursday, December 3, 2015

I actually have been using enhance quality voices ever since iOS 5. I'm running 9 on my 5S and everything is working fine on my end. There were times when the siri voice would get hung on something and wouldn't read perfectly and get choppy, but that seems to be fixed now.