Enabling iPhone To Read Text to You with the Help of Speak Screen in iOS

There is a lot of content that you may have to read on your iPhone screen. In this scenario, you might be wishing for the iPhone to read things for you. Good news is that you can make your iPhone read things for you with the help of a special feature in iOS known as Speak Screen. So, whether you have a web article, an email or any other text that you want your device to read for you, you can use this feature. The best thing here is that you can listen to what you need to know while not getting other stuff out of your sight.

In iOS settings, Speak Screen is a part of Accessibility section. If you want to use this feature, you will have to make sure that you have enabled it. Once activated, you can use just a gesture to make it read things for you.

Turning Speak Screen on

1. First you need to open the settings app

2. Go to General > Accessibility

3. Tap on Speech

4. Find Speak Screen setting and turn it on

5. Exit the settings

Using Speak Screen

After you have turned the feature on, iPhone will then be able to read the content on the screen for you. To make the phone read, you will need to use 2 fingers to swipe down from the top of the phone’s screen.

This way, you will see the Speak Screen controls appeared. The phone will start reading content to you. If the phone is unable to find anything readable, it will say that there is no readable content on the screen.

While the phone reads the content, you can make use of the control panel to make adjustments. The controls include:

  • < button: Minimize the control panel
  • X button: Close the control panel
  • Turtle button: Slow down the reading speed
  • Rewind button
  • Pause/Play button
  • Fast-forward button
  • Rabbit button: Speed up the reading speed

When to use the feature?

You can use this feature anytime you have content you want your phone to read to you. If you are using it to read the articles, it will start reading for the header and will continues reading through the body and will end at the footer.

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