If you turn on the Speak Screen setting on iPhone or iPad, the device can read text out loud from almost any application. There are many third-party apps that also enable an iPhone or iPad to read text out loud, and we will look at some of those in other articles. This article explains how to enable use the iOS Speak Screen function.
Set up Speak Screen
Follow the instructions below to have your iOS device read any page aloud on any app. You can also turn on related options to read selected text out loud or highlight words while your device is reading them.
- Open the Settings app
- Select General
- Select Accessibility
- Select Speech
- Toggle Speak Screen to on.
Note: There a are a number of other options under the speech setting that you may like. Try out any of these and see what you find helpful.
Use Speak Screen
Once you have turned this feature, you can access it by swiping down from the top of your screen with two fingers. You should then get a menu that lets you read the screen at your desired pace.
After a few seconds, the play menu will minimize. However, you can expand it back at any time.