How to Set Up and Use iPhone Personal Voice | iOS 17

The public can now download iOS 17. New big upgrade for compatible iPhones. The iOS 17 has several exciting features. This interesting new feature includes new accessibility features. Accessibility features like Personal Voice aid persons with ALS or speech difficulties. Here’s how to build and use Personal Voice on iOS 17.

What is Personal Voice in iOS 17?

All iPhones that can update to iOS 17 have Personal Voice, a new feature. Personal Voice lets you utilize your voice as a synthesized voice to connect with friends and family. Apple apps like Messages and FaceTime support Personal Voice. This works for iPhone voice calls too.

Devices that Support Personal Voice

Here is a list of all the devices that are eligible to make use of the Personal Voice accessibility feature.

  • Apple Mac Systems with Apple Silicon
  • iPad Air 5th generation and newer
  • iPad Pro 11 inch 3rd generation and newer
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch 5th generation and newer
  • iPhone 12 and newer

Now that you know what devices can make use of the Personal Voice feature on iOS 17, it’s time to take a look at the steps on how to create as well as make use of the Personal Voice feature. Let us get started.

How to Create Your Personal Voice on an iPhone

Step 1: First off, launch the Settings app on your Apple iPhone. Scroll down a bit and tap on the Accessibility option.

Step 2: Inside the Accessibility menu, scroll down and tap on Personal Voice.

Step 3: You now have to tap on the Create a Personal Voice option. The iPhone will display a few prompts. Make sure to read them and then tap on the Continue button.

Step 4: Here, you will have to name your Personal Voice. Give it a name that you are comfortable with.

Step 5: Tap on the Record button. You will have to read the phrases that are being displayed on your iPhone. Once the recording is completed, tap on the Stop button.

Step 6: You can choose to listen to the recorded audio by tapping on the Listen button. If there is any issue with recorded voice, your iPhone will notify you about it and will ask you to re-record the audio.

Step 7: When everything has been completed, tap on the Continue button.

The iPhone will begin the process of generating your voice. This can take anywhere between 15 minutes or even an hour.

This is how you can create your Personal Voice on an iPhone running iOS 17 or later. Now, let’s take a look at how you can now use this Personal Voice feature on the iPhone.

How to Use Personal Voice on iPhone

Step 1: Launch the Settings app and go to Accessibility.

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Live Speech option. Make sure to enable the Live Speech feature by tapping on the toggle.

Step 3: Tap on the Favorite Phrases option and select the Plus icon.

Step 4: You simply need to type in a short phrase that you like and use on a regular basis. Tap on Save the phrase to your device.

Step 5: Tap on Personal Voice and select the voice that you have recorded. You can use the phrase by pressing the power button three times in quick succession.

You can either type in a new phrase or simply choose from the list of phrases you have previously saved.

How to Delete Your Personal Voice on iPhone

In case you want to delete your personal voice from your iPhone for some reason, you can just follow the below steps and it will be removed from your device.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on Accessibility.

Step 2: Tap on Personal Voice and then choose the voice that you wish to delete.

Step 3: You will have to authenticate this action either with FaceID, or your PassCode.

Step 4: Tap on Delete Voice and then tap on Delete Voice and Recordings once again just to confirm that you wish to delete your voice permanently.

How to Share Personal Voice with Other Devices

You can easily share the Personal Voice accessibility with other Apple devices that support this feature. For the same Personal Voice to be working on other devices, make sure that the devices are signed with the same Apple ID as the original one.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app. Scroll down and tap Accessibility followed by Personal Voice.

Step 2: Finally, tap on the toggle that says Share across Devices.

Important Points To Note

  1. All the processing and audio recording is done on your device itself.
  2. No data is being sent over to any servers for processing and storing.
  3. The conversion process can take 15 minutes to an hour.
  4. Works on iPhone 12 and newer iPhones.
  5. You can easily control what apps have access to this Personal Voice.
  6. Personal Voice can be used only in non-commercial environments.
  7. Personal Voice can be shared with other devices that have that are signed in with the same Apple ID.


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