Make Spoken Audio of Text shortcut

Use Apple Shortcuts to create a spoken version of any text and save it as an audio file.

This shortcut creates an .m4a audio file from any text that you pass into it. By default, it’ll generate an audio clip with one of the default Siri voices, but you can change the voice to any one loaded on your device. It will ask you for a filename, and then will save the audio file to your Downloads folder.

Hear It in Action

Here’s an example blog post that used this shortcut to generate its audio version.

Run This Shortcut

You can run this shortcut from its URL (such as from within a note, calendar event, or to-do item):


Latest Release Notes

Version 1.0 - Released 2023-11-17

Version History

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