Tired of reading? Here is how you can make your iPhone read on-screen text aloud to you

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iOS strives to improve every year and it now becomes more useful for users even the disabled. iOS 10 now allows you to use your iPhone camera as a magnifying glass for easier reading. Night Shift mode cuts down on blue light exposure for easier nighttime reading. Noticeably, your iPhone now can turn into a speaker that reads on-screen text aloud to you. It can certainly help if you have any type of impaired vision or don’t have much time to stare at your iPhone.


In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to make your iPhone read on-screen text aloud to you. Note that once you enable the feature, your iPhone is capable of reading nearly any text you select.

Steps to make your iPhone read on-screen text aloud to you

  1. Steps to enable iPhone’s speech function

Step one: First off, you are supposed to launch the Settings app from your home screen. After that, scroll down to the bottom and tap General to proceed

Step two: Next up, you need to tap Accessibility and tap Speech under Vision. Once you are in, you will be presented with several options to enable the feature

  • If you choose to enable Speak Selection, a new button will appear in the menu bar above text when you select it
  • If you enable Speak Screen in Settings, your iPhone will read everything that shows up on your screen. You can access this feature by swiping down with two fingers from the top of the screen
  • Highlight Content: iPhone will highlight content as it is spoken
  • Typing Feedback: Once enabled, it will say aloud which letters you press as you press them.
  • Voices allows you to customize the text-to-speech outcome. For example, you can change voice, speaking speed or pronunciation.

Step three: Once you have enabled speech in the Settings app on your iPhone, you are now supposed to select text you wish to have your iPhone read aloud to you

Step four: Tap on Speak from the pop-up menu to hear your selected text out loud.

Also read: Facebook update includes a brand new weather forecast section for iOS devices

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