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How to Make your iPad and iPhone Speak to you

Learn how to make your iPad and iPhone speak your messages, notes, website articles, auto-corrections and description of all items on the screen.

There are 3 ways you can make your iPad and iPhone speak to you

1.Speak Selection

Speak selection allows you to speak any selected text from emails, messages, notes, websites or almost anywhere on the web.

Steps on how to enable and use Speak Selection in iPad and iPhone

i) Launch the Settings app from the home screen.

ii) Tap the General Settings.

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iii)Now scroll down and tap the Accessibility options present at the bottom of your screen.

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iv)Tap the Speak Selection option and turn it On.

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v)You can also change the Speaking rate.Drag it to the left if you want the reading voice to be slower and drag it to the right if you want it to be faster.

vi)Tap the Home button to return back to the Home Screen.

vii)Now open any application that contains text.Hold your finger over the text until a small magnifying glass appears.

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vii)Drag the highlighted text and select the options Speak.

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viii)Now you no longer need to read any text, just sit back and listen.

 

2.Speak Auto-text

Speak auto-text allows you to hear corrections and suggestions when you make a mistake while typing.

Steps on how to enable and use Speak Auto-text in iPad and iPhone

i) Launch the Settings app from the home screen.

ii) Tap the General Settings.

iii)Now scroll down and tap the Accessibility options present at the bottom of your screen.

iv)Now Turn On the Speak Auto-text option.

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v)Tap the Home button to return back to the Home Screen.

vi)Now open any text applications from the Home screen for e.g Notes and start typing to hear Speak Auto-text announces your ipad and iphone suggestions.

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3.VoiceOver

Voiceover speaks the description of every item on the screen including status information, letters on your keyboard, when the screen is locked or unlocked, etc. It gives you not only the description but also the true sense of how all things appear on screen.

Steps on how to enable and use VoiceOver in iPad and iPhone

i) Repeat the above  i, ii, iii Steps.

ii)Now Tap the VoiceOver option and turn it On.

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iii)Tap the Home button to return back to the Home Screen.

iv)Now simply touch the screen to hear the description of the item.

Note: Voiceover uses simple set of gestures to open a item.For e.g to select a item tap once and then Double-tap to activate the selected item.Once you turned VoiceOver on you cannot scroll up or down with one or two fingers, you have to swipe three fingers to scroll up or down.

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