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How to Use Voiceover on iPhone and iPad



Here is a guide on how to use Voiceover on iPhone and iPad to make the iPhone easier to use if you have trouble seeing.

The iOS is very catering to accessibility needs of its owners including enhanced options for hearing and sight impairment, complete with Voiceover abilities to read text items to you. Over the years the accessibility features have been improved with each iOS version and many users are finding uses for these features during daily use.

Voiceover is an excellent accessibility feature that many are using as a hands-free tool for various features on the phone.

How to Use Voiceover on iPhone and iPad

Here are the steps to start using Voiceover and what it is able to do.

Watch the above video to learn how to use Voiceover in iOS.

How to Turn on and Use Voiceover

In order to turn on the Voiceover feature, you must first access the Accessibility tab in Settings -> General. When you slide the Voiceover tab, be wary that some of your navigation tools are going to be different now.


To use Voiceover, you must change the way you tap on the iOS device.

Single-Tap on the screen and Voiceover will speak what you tap.

Double-Tap to select what is on your screen.

Scroll with three fingers on your screen.


These features are usually designed for those with site impairment yet you can often use it to read text messages or other notifications out loud if you aren’t able to view the screen.

You are able to change nearly all of the Voiceover settings in including its speaking rate, voice character, pitch change and even verbosity.


Keep in mind that these features are designed for those with accessibility needs so they may not be the best option for every user as it does involve changing the way you interact with your screen.

These features are incredibly helpful and versatile for the individual user who still wants to be able to interact with their iPhone.

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  1. iPad App Developers

    12/06/2016 at 10:08 pm

    It is great only for speaking one screenful of text.
    But If your targets are web pages, news or ebooks, I recommend AirRead.
    Thanks for sharing

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