Hello to all,
After a long wait for iOS 13.2, I decided to pull the trigger and upgrade my iPhone 8 Plus for an iPhone 11. Sadly though, when I got to the store, they didn't have my model in stock so they have to order it.
My issue is that, prior to leaving for the store, I backed up my iPhone to my Mac and restored it. Sadly, since I was still on iOS 12.4.1, when restoring, I had no choice and had to restore my phone to iOS 13.2, which is fine.
When I came back from the store without my new phone, I simply plugged in my phone and restored it. Since I was now on iOS 13.2, I thought I could take this opportunity and update my Apple Watch Series 4, HomePod and Apple TV. All the updates went rather smoothly without any hiccups... so I thought.
The issue mainly resides on my Apple Watch. Prior to updating, my watch was running Watch OS 5.3.3 and I had both the Minnie and Mickey faces. When I updated to Watch OS 6.1 and tap the faces to hear either Minnie or Mickey speak, I just hear VoiceOver reading aloud what Minnie or Mickey would had said.
I know in the past, you might hear a compact version of Minnie and Mickey's voice, but after leaving your watch on the charger for 20 minutes while on WI-fi, the watch would download the high quality voices.
Now, like I said, I don't even hear the compact version of their voices, just the Samantha VoiceOver voice reading the same words as Minnie or Mickey would had said, minus the additional chuckles that Minnie or Mickey would add at the end.
Now while I was backing up my phone and then restoring it, I never did anything to the watch. When I restored the phone, the watch just worked as always. So since I'm getting my new phone later this week, I thought I would not reset the watch and wait until I have to back up my phone again, prior to restoring to my new phone. I was going to reset the watch prior to backing up and then set it up as new on the new phone.
Hopefully this might solve my issues, I kind of hope.
The other issue I've encountered, and this could also be fixed once I reset, is that I am no longer able to install apps to the watch.
Usually, I would open the Watch app, go to the list of available apps, and tap their respective Install button. Now when I try it, VoiceOver starts reading "Downloading 0%" and focus jumps elsewhere and when I go back to the app, the button returns to saying Install.
If I try again, the button changes to "Downloading 0%" and remains that way for a long time. I thought maybe if I left it alone for 20-30 minutes, maybe it might install the app, but after the allotted time has passed, the button still says "Downloading 0%".
Like I said, I am hoping that once I reset the watch and set it up as new on my new phone, I hope that this might correct these bugs. But just in case, I thought I would mention it here in case others may have encountered these issues and might have a fix.
Thanks and hope everyone has a wonderful day!