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Why is Speechify not working? There could be many reasons. Find the answers you need here.

Why is Speechify not working?

Speechify is one of the leading text to speech apps. Its founder, Cliff Weitzman, created the app to help people with reading disabilities, such as dyslexia and ADHD. Today, it offers many other features. With the Speechify app, you can read PDF files, Word docs, emails, and much more.

Like most apps, you might experience problems while using the Speechify text to speech function. Here, we'll look at some of the possible causes for any issues you may encounter.

The reasons Speechify might not be working

There are various reasons why Speechify might not be working for you. It's important to be aware of them to be able to solve them. Here are some tutorials and troubleshooting steps that might help you solve the issues.

You have a poor or no internet connection

The first reason why the app might not be working is a poor WiFi connection. If you're using an iPhone, you can solve the issue by following these simple steps:

  1. Go to "Settings," "General," "Reset," and then "Reset Network Settings."
  2. Here you'll enter the device's passcode and confirm.

Note: You should also turn off your VPN.

For Android, you'll have to force-stop the app. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Go to "Settings," "Apps," and then "Manage Apps."
  2. Click on Speechify Text to Speech Audio and tap "Force Stop."
  3. Next, go to "Storage" and click "Clear Data."
  4. Go to Speechify Text to Speech Audio again, click "Mobile Data" and "Allow Background Data Usage."
  5. Go back to "Settings."
  6. Click on "Connections," "Mobile Network," and "Network Mode."
  7. Connect to your network and relaunch Speechify Text to Speech Audio.

There may be issues with Speechify

It might not be your fault that the Speechify app or extension isn't working. There could be issues with the Speechify app or server. In this case, there's nothing you can do. Just be patient and wait a few minutes.

Your app might be out of date

If you're having trouble accessing the Speechify app, chances are that your app is out of date. Make sure that you're using the latest version of the app for the best experience and no issues. If you're using the Android app, go to Google Play and see whether there's an update available. For Apple products, go to the App Store and check for updates.

If your app doesn't want to update, it might be an issue with your internet connection or that you don't have enough storage on your device.

The website you're reading might not be compatible with Speechify

Speechify usually reads only open-access documents and webpages. If you're having trouble reading a webpage through the "Listen" button, try using the "Highlight and Play" button instead. You can also try listening by clicking on "Listen with Screenshot" after going to "Report Broken Site" or the "Settings" in the Chrome extension player.

If none of these work, contact Speechify Support through [email protected].

Temporary loading issues

If you're an Android user, you might encounter a blank screen when you open an app. This could well be a temporary loading issue, so you just need to press your phone's recent applications menu. Then reopen the app with the problem, and the issue might be solved. You can also try holding the "Home" and "Power" buttons together and then the "Power" button alone to turn off the screen. If none of these methods work, try reinstalling the app.

For iPhone users, try reopening or reinstalling the app. It might be that the app or your device is not updated to its latest version, so make sure to check that as well.

It could also be that the Text to Speech OCR app server is down. In that case, wait a few minutes and see if the issue is solved.

You're using incorrect login details

If you're having trouble logging into your Speechify account, you might be using the wrong login details. Make sure that your username and password are correct and try to log in again.

Enjoy Speechify on almost any device

Speechify is a great app when you need to quickly go over a piece of text, have to read a lot for work, or simply enjoy podcasts. The text to speech option is available as a mobile app for Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad) and on a desktop as a Chrome extension.

With Speechify TTS, you can listen to whatever you want, wherever you are, adjust the reading speed, and listen to natural-sounding text to speech voices, including celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow.

Try Speechify today and start your free trial.


How do I use Speechify?

Using Speechify will depend on where you wish to use it. When you open a webpage or a document, it will usually feature as a small play button that you need to press to let Speechify TTS read aloud.

Is Speechify offline?

You can use Speechify offline by downloading audio in WAV, MP3, or other formats and storing the files on your device or other offline cloud services like Google Drive. You can also screenshot what you want to listen to and let Speechify read to you.

How do I get Speechify to work on Chrome?

You can get Speechify to work on Chrome by downloading and installing a Chrome extension from Speechify's webpage.

Is Speechify no longer free?

You can access a three-day free trial of Speechify Premium or use the limited free version. The app will remind you when the trial ends, and you'll have the option to cancel the trial or continue using the app by paying a subscription for Speechify Premium.

How do I fix Speechify?

You can fix Speechify in multiple ways depending on the issue. The issue might be your internet connection, wrong login details, temporary loading issues, unsupported devices or webpages, or Speechify itself.

What is Speechify Voiceover?

Speechify's voiceover generator produces high-quality AI voices, which you can add to your videos instead of using your own voice. They come in WAV and MP3 formats, which makes it easier to edit them.

Tyler Weitzman

Tyler Weitzman

Tyler Weitzman is the Co-Founder, Head of Artificial Intelligence & President at Speechify, the #1 text-to-speech app in the world, totaling over 100,000 5-star reviews. Weitzman is a graduate of Stanford University, where he received a BS in mathematics and a MS in Computer Science in the Artificial Intelligence track. He has been selected by Inc. Magazine as a Top 50 Entrepreneur, and he has been featured in Business Insider, TechCrunch, LifeHacker, CBS, among other publications. Weitzman’s Masters degree research focused on artificial intelligence and text-to-speech, where his final paper was titled: “CloneBot: Personalized Dialogue-Response Predictions.”