This post will walk you through restoring the default text-to-speech configurations on the newest Google Pixel smartphone. Here’s a quick guide to reset text-to-speech output settings on Google Pixel 7.
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Time Needed : 3 minutes
Google allows you to change the default TTS configuration according to your needs and preferences. For example, you can change the TTS output pitch or pitch rate if you're not comfortable or satisfied with the default values. You can also change the default language and set your preferred engine accordingly.
And if things don't work as intended after tweaking the settings, Google also integrates a dedicated reset command to put things back to their default values.
Depicted below is the actual process of triggering the reset command for the Google Pixel 7's text-to-speech system. Feel free to refer to this guide when needed.
- Whenever you’re ready, navigate to the Apps tray and then tap on the gear icon to launch the Settings app.
To access the Apps tray, just swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen.
- While in the Settings menu, scroll down to find and then tap System.
Doing so opens another menu with system-related features and services.
- Find Languages & input from the given items and then tap on it to proceed.
Another set of features associated with the Android 13’s language and input system will load up on the next display.
- Navigate to the Speech section and then tap Text-to-speech output.
On the succeeding window, you will see additional options to manage and customize TTS output on your device.
- Among the items that are listed include Preferred engine, Language, Speech rate and Pitch. Beneath the Speech rate and pitch sliders are the Play and Reset button.
To restore the default text-to-speech output configurations and options, simply tap the Reset button.
- Google Pixel 7
Tapping on the Reset button will instantly erase all recent changes you’ve made to the TTS output including downloaded system languages and updates, Google TTS options, speech rate and pitch customizations. As a result, the Text-to-speech output is restored to its factory state.
Text-To-Speech Reset vs Factory Reset
Resetting the Text-to-speech settings only affects the language and input settings, particularly TTS and therefore does not affect any saved information from the internal storage including downloaded apps, saved contacts, documents and other user data. That said, performing this reset does not require backup creation beforehand. Rest assured, no important user data will be deleted in the process so expect all your files and apps to stay where they are subsequently.
And that’s how you reset the Google Pixel 7’s text-to-speech output settings.