Have you ever wanted your iPhone to read on-screen text aloud to you? Well, iPhone can actually do it. This comes in very handy for everyone, especially those with impaired vision. With the feature enabled, your iPhone perfectly read nearly any text you select back to you. This tutorial will show you how to make your iPhone read aloud the text written on screen. Take a look.
Steps to make your iPhone read aloud the text written on screen
Steps to turn on iPhone’s speech function
Step 1: First, you need to fire up the Settings app.
Step 2: Next, tap Accessibility.
Step 3: Lastly, tap Speech under the Vision section and you should have some options to enable here.
- If you enable Speak Select, a Speak button will show up in the menu bar above text when you select text.
- If you enable Speak Screen, your iPhone will read everything on your screen. This feature can be accessed by swiping down with two fingers from the top of the display.
- If you turn on Highlight Content, your iPhone will highlight content as it is spoken.
- If you enable Typing Feedback, your iPhone will say out loud which letters you press as you press them.
- The Voices section gives you the option to change the voice of the speaker. You, for example, can change the speaking rate to faster or slower.
Steps to use text-to-speech once enabled
Step 1: After enabling speech in Settings, you will need to select any block of text by pressing and holding.
Step 2: Tap Speak in the menu that pops up in order to hear the selected text out loud.
That’s all there is to it. Got any questions? Sound off in the comments section below.
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