Text to speech: Apple iPhone & iPad on iOS 11

Use these steps to use text to speech to have messages read out loud on Apple iOS 11. Check the software version using Software versions & updates: Apple iOS 11. Additional software versions in Related Links below.

 

 

 

Set up

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech.
  2. Tap the slider to enable Speak Selection to see a Speak button when you highlight text.
  3. Tap the slider to enable Speak Screen to read off the screen when you swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers.

 

Text to speech settings

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech.
  2. Tap to adjust the following settings:
    • Voices: Choose from a variety of different languages and voices
    • Speaking Rate: Choose how fast the device reads to you

 

 

Related pages

Text to speech: Apple iPhone & iPad on iOS 10