How do I use an Apple Personal Voice in TD Talk on my TD Pilot?

April 22, 2024

First, make sure iOS is at version 17.1.1 or above and TD Talk is at version 1.19.3 or above.

Create an Apple Personal Voice

  1. Open the iOS Settings app. Select Accessibility. Select Personal Voice.
  2. Select Create a Personal Voice.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to record your voice.
Note: There are 150 phrases to record so make sure you have ample time to do this. 
If you need to stop and come back later, you can pause the session.  To pause your recording session, tap Done or close the Settings app. Your progress will be saved.
To resume a recording session:
  1. Go to iOS Settings > Accessibility> Personal Voice.
  2. Tap the Personal Voice you want to continue creating.
  3. Tap Continue Recording, then follow the onscreen instructions.
Note: Once the recording session is completed, the process to create your personal voice will begin.  This can take several hours so plug in your charger and lock the screen (press the power button or let the screen timeout).
Once the Personal Voice has been created, here are the steps to use it in TD Snap.
  1. Go to iOS Settings > Accessibility> Personal Voice.
  2. Enable the Allow Apps to Request to Use slider.  Close the iOS Settings window.
  3. Launch TD Talk.
  4. Go into Settings, then swipe over to the second page of Settings
  5. Choose Voice
  6. Under Voice Banking Accounts, choose Manage
  7. To the right of Apple Personal Voice, choose Activate
  8. Choose Continue
  9. Select Allowwhen asked if you want to Allow "TD Talk" to use Personal Voice
  10. You should get a message stating that the Activation Successful.  Choose Closefrom the message.
  11. Go Back to the main Voice settings page and choose the Voicesbutton (to the right of Installed & Downloadable Voices)
  12. You should see your Personal Voice listed under the Installed Voices.  Choose it and X out of TD Talk Settings.