Not everyone knows that in iOS on the iPhone and iPad there is a built-in function text to speech app. It will be useful not only for people with disabilities, but also for the banal listening of ordinary books in iBooks, as if you are using an audio-books. But unfortunately, this option is hidden deep enough. In this article I will explain how to make iPhone transfer text to speech.

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How to Enable Text to Speech Function on iPhone and iPad

In order to use the text to talk function on the iPhone and iPad, follow these steps:

  • Open Settings -> General -> Accessibility;
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  • In the “Vision” field, go to the “Speech” section;
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  • Activate the switches opposite the “Speech” and “Speak Screen” items;
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  • Done!
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  • After you have performed these actions, it is enough to select any text and a new option will appear in the pop-up menu – “Speak”.

How to Turn Off

Just put the tumbler in default position and iPhone/iPad text reader will be off.

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But that is not all. The “Speaking” function is able to read aloud entire screens and even turn over pages in iBooks, allowing you to fully turn any text into an audiobook. To do this, on the iPhone or iPad, make two fingers swipe from the top of the screen down. A special pronunciation menu will appear, where you can specify additional playback options (voice acting).

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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