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[FAQ]Pixel 6 Android 12 - disconnects from network voices

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2021/11/04 19:57:05 (permalink)

Pixel 6 Android 12 - disconnects from network voices

When I'm using a voice that requires an internet connection, everything works fine until my screen is turned off for awhile, and then some kind of optimization prevents the reader from having a stable mobile network connection, so it switches to local voices. This happens consistently.

I've given voice aloud reader all the battery and data policy exemptions I can think of but I haven't been able to crack this to make it prioritize mobile data for voice app. Has anyone else run into this? is there a way i can debug to see exactly what is happening when the data switches off? i'm not very literate in debugging but if someone gave me really basic steps i could follow i would try it.

my temporary solution is to use the voice app setting that forces the screen to stay on while it's reading, and then i just dim the screen. but thats not an ideal solution.

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    Re: Pixel 6 Android 12 - disconnects from network voices 2021/11/11 07:56:56 (permalink)
    When speaking aloud, you also need to disable battery optimization for Google TTS voices, or as the product is named now, "Speech Services by Google". Please open Android system settings - Apps - See all apps - find and press Speech Services by Google - press "Mobile data and WiFi", then enable both "Background data" option and "Unrestricted data usage". Then go back one step and press "Battery" and change from "Optimized" to "Unrestricted". Now go back to home screen and try listening again with screen off. Does this help?
     
    I don't use Google voices at all. It's not practical to use online voices, and their offline voices are low quality and have no questioning intonation. My preferred choice are Vocalizer TTS voices, and occasionally Acapela TTS voices. Both available in Google Play, apps for free, voices for purchase. With Vocalizer though you may try each voice for free for one week.
     
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