Hear Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse speak the time

If you set Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse as your watch face, you can tap the screen to hear the time. 

Set your watch face

You can change your watch face from your Apple Watch or iPhone. 

On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, tap the Face Gallery tab, choose Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse, then tap Add.

If you want to customize the watch face, firmly press the screen of your Apple Watch.

Face Gallery showing Mickie Mouse and Minnie Mouse options.

Check the settings on your Apple Watch

Touch and hold the bottom of the watch face. Wait for Control Center to show, then swipe up. 

Then make sure that Silent Mode is off. If it's on, tap to turn it off. When Silent Mode is off, the icon will be gray or dim.

Control Center on Apple Watch showing Silent Mode.

Check the settings on your iPhone

Open the Apple Watch app, tap the My Watch tab, then tap Sounds & Haptics.

Then make sure that Tap to Speak Time is on. 

Sounds & Haptics settings on iPhone.

Hear the time

On your Apple Watch, tap Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse. 

Minnie Mouse in red polka dot skirt.

If Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse doesn't speak

You might need to download their voices. 

  1. Connect your Apple Watch to a trusted Wi-Fi network, then place your Apple Watch on its charger.
  2. Wait for about fifteen minutes, then tap the screen again. 

If you still don’t hear their voices, remove the watch face, then add it again: 

  1. On your Apple Watch, firmly press the display. 
  2. Swipe up on the Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse watch face, then tap Remove. 
  3. Swipe left until you see the Plus icon, then tap the Plus icon
  4. Turn the Digital Crown, then tap Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse to add the face back.
  5. Tap the screen to try to hear the time.

If you still need help, contact Apple Support.  

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