Change or improve the voice for speech output

Using high-quality voices

The speech output in the Quiz by default uses the default system voice for the selected language. macOS and iOS come with pre-installed voices for all languages. However, these are generally low quality to save disk space.

In the System Settings you can install high definition voices for each language.

Wokabulary cannot make use of the Siri voices as Apple does not allow other apps to access these.

Make sure to download a Premium (best) or Enhanced (second best) voice for the language you want to learn.

Downloading voices on the Mac

On macOS you can manage your voices in

System Settings > Accessibility > Spoken Content > System Voice > Manage Voices…

Screenshot of the macOS System Settings with highlighting on Accessibility, Spoken Content, System Voice, Manage Voices

Find the language you are learning and download premium or enhanced voices.

Screenshot of the Spoken Content Voice Management in macOS System Settings with highlighting on Premium Voices

We also have a short video showing how to download voices on macOS




Downloading voices on iPhone & iPad

On iPhone and iPad you can manage your voices on

System Settings > Accessibility > Spoken Content > Voices…

Screenshot of the iOS System Settings with highlighting on Accessibility, Spoken Content


Screenshot of the Spoken Content Settings in iOS System Settings with highlighting on Voices

Screenshot of the Voice Settings for Korean Language in iOS System Settings

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