Not everyone knows that in iOS on the iPhone and iPad there is a built-in function for speaking text. It will be useful not only for people with disabilities, but also for trivial listening to ordinary books in the Books application, as if you are using an audio book. Only this option is hidden quite deeply. In this article we will tell you how to activate it.
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How to enable speaking (reading out loud) text on iPhone and iPad
In order to use the text speaking function on iPhone and iPad, follow these steps:
1. Open “Settings ”→“ Universal Access ”→“ Oral Content ”.
2. Activate the switches opposite the items “Speaking” and “Screen out loud”.
Turn on if desired Speech controller – speaking control buttons.
Voice voice can be changed in the same section Oral Content on the menu Vote.
After you have completed these steps, just select any text and a new option will appear in the pop-up context menu – Say.
But that’s not all. Function “Speaking” able to read whole screens aloud and even turn pages in the Books application, allowing you to fully turn any text into an audio book. To do this, on your iPhone or iPad, swipe with two fingers from the top of the screen down. A special menu for speaking text appears, where you can specify additional playback options (voice acting).