How to Your iPhone to Read Text Aloud to You

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Speech Content (formerly Speech) is Apple's accessibility feature in iOS and iPad. Read text aloud on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. This is useful for people who have trouble reading fine print with or who multitask. 


Learn how to turn on voice content on your iPhone and how to set the feature the way you want it with this step-by-step guide and tutorial. 


Using Voice Settings on iPhone 

If you want your iPhone or iPad to read the text to you, you must first open Voice Settings. To access: 

 1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. 

 2. Scroll down and tap Accessibility. 

 3. Under Visio, tap Speech Content to see all the settings available for the feature. 


The following sections describe how to use all settings accessible from the Language Content screen. 


Have the iPhone read the selected text aloud. 

Turn on the Voice option if you want iPhone to read the selected text aloud. You can highlight text in a document or web page and tap Speak on the pop-up menu to convert the text to speech. 


Tip: Touch and hold a word to highlight it. Then use the surrounding handles to highlight other words, sentences, and paragraphs. 


By default, iPhone underlines sentences and highlights words when you speak in Speak Selection. This can be adjusted by diving into the featured content settings (more on that below). 


Let iPhone read text on the screen 

You can also turn on the switch next to Speak Screen to have iPhone read the entire screen. Then swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers and the device will start speaking everything on the screen from top to bottom. Note that this doesn't work on the lock screen, home screen, or control center. 


Use the Voice Control playback controls to speed up or slow down reading, skip lines and sentences, and pause reading. You can also tap the Speak by Touch icon and tap any word to have your iPhone speak it. If you do nothing, Voice Control disappears. 


If Screen Speak  is turned on, you can also have Siri speak by saying "Hey Siri, Screen Speak." Learn how to enable and set up Siri on your iPhone. 


Voice Control Always On Screen You can also set 

Voice Control to always be on screen. To do this, click the Speech Controller option and enable the switch next to Show Controller. 

You can then expand Voice Controllers and tap the play icon to have your iPhone speak what's on the screen. Again, use the previous and next icons to move between the lines, and the speed icon to speed up or slow down. Don't forget to turn on the  Speak on Touch feature. That way the device can read out anything you touch. 

By default, pressing and holding the abbreviated Voice Control icon prompts the iPhone to read the text. Double-tap the icon to change it to "Speak by Touch". This can be changed using the long press and double tap options at the bottom of the voice control screen. 


You can also change the voice control opacity by tapping the opacity when idle. Smaller values ??make it less obtrusive.


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Start Date: 2022-11-22 01:00:00
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