Make Your iPhone Read Articles and Books Aloud to You [Hidden Trick]

The folks over at BusinessInsider have shared a neat little trick, that lets you enable a hidden feature on your iPhone, allowing it to read everything on your screen, such as articles, books, webpages and so on, aloud to you. 

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The hidden feature is termed as “Speak Screen” and in order to enable it on your iOS device, here’s what you need to do:

Step 1:

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Speech.

Step 2:

Tap Add New Language.

Step 3:

Tap the language and dialect you want. This will take you back to the Speech screen.

Step 4:

Tap the More Info button for the language.

Step 5:

Choose either Default or Enhanced Quality.

Step 6:

Using the onscreen menu, tap play to start reading. You can easily slow down or speed up the voice by tapping the turtle and rabbit buttons.

That’s it, enjoy!

*To choose a different voice for Speak Screen, Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech and select Voices.

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  • thomaus

    This is way more convenient than trying to select a whole bunch of text, and then get the speak function to pop up. Thanks.