Text to speech: BlackBerry Q10

Learn how to use Text to speech (which reads your messages out loud) on the BlackBerry Q10.

 

 

 

 

Set up & turn on

 

To set up and use Text to speech, follow these steps:

 

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Accessibility.
  4. Tap Screen Reader.
  5. Tap the Screen Reader switch to enable.
  6. Tap Continue on the confirmation message.
  7. Tap the screen twice to start using the Screen Reader.

 

 

Settings

 

Text to speech reads messages out loud, allowing you to listen to text or messages instead of reading them. To change Text-to-speech settings, follow these steps:

 

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Accessibility.
  4. Tap Screen Reader.
  5. Choose from the following settings:
    • Enable Screen Reader using Triple Tap
      Turn on the BlackBerry Screen Reader by quickly pressing the power key three times.
    • Confirmation Message
      Show a message to confirm you want to turn on the BlackBerry Screen Reader.
    • Dark Screen Mode
      Enable or disable Dark Screen Mode (10% Brightness)
    • Volume
      Adjust the volume of the Screen Reader.
    • Pitch
      Adjust the pitch of the Screen Reader.
    • Speed
      Adjust the speed of the Screen Reader.
    • Verbosity
      Adjust how much of the screen is read.
    • Silent on Calls
      Silence the Screen Reader when on a call.
    • Keyboard Echo
      Have the Screen Reader read back what letters you typed in.
    • Screen Reader Language
      Choose the language the Speed Reader reads in.