To take advantage of Apple's Personal Voice feature you need one of these devices:

  • iPhone with iOS 17.0 or later
  • iPad with iPadOS 17.0 or later
  • Apple silicon Mac with macOS 14.0 or later.

Creating your Personal Voice

To record your Personal Voice, follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app of your device.
  2. Go to Accessibility → Personal Voice → Create a Personal Voice.
  3. Follow the instructions to set up a Personal Voice. You will be asked to read 150 phrases to train machine learning. That's all - your device will generate your voice.

While in Accessibility → Personal Voice, make sure the toggle for "Allow Apps to Request to Use" is on.

Note: Personal Voice in iOS 17 generation is not a brief process. The reading phrases stage takes around 10-20 minutes to finish and once you have read all the phrases, it might take from a few hours to days for the voice to process. It's because the process of generating the voice takes place only when the device is connected to a charger and locked.

Choosing your Personal voice in Proloquo4Text

  1. Open Proloquo4Text. Select Options > Language and speech
  2. Within the Languages section, select English (Your current voice's name)
  3. On the next screen select Voice
  4. On the following screen scroll to the bottom of the list and under Apple Voices select More options
  5. Look for your Personal Voice's name and select it from the list.