Why can't people hear my voice through FaceTime?

March 22, 2022

TD Talk can be used with FaceTime to communicate with family and friends.  Not all voices will work through FaceTime.  The only voices that can be heard are the Apple voices.  In order to see what voices are available or to download new ones, please follow these steps.

  1. Go to Settings > Accessibility > VoiceOver and tap Speech
  2. Tap Voice 
  3. You will see the list of voices.  If there is a cloud by the voice, you can tap the voice to download it.
  4. In order to preview the voice, tap the voice you want to hear and press the Play button located to the right of the voice's name.
  5. Note the name of the voice that you want to use so that you can go back in TD Talk and choose it.
To select the voice in TD Talk, go into settings in TD Talk, choose Voice, and then select the Apple Voice you noted from the previous steps.  You may need to exit TD Talk and go back in for the voice to work.