Speak to me, iPhone

iOS has a number of accessibility options that make iPhones and iPads ideal devices for those with movement, vision, or hearing impairments. Some features, like Speak Selection, are useful for anybody. When enabled, a Speak button appears on the iOS Edit menu. Touch it and iOS reads aloud.

Turn Speak Selection On

  1. On the Home screen, touch Settings > General > Accessibility.
  2. Touch Speak Selection, then touch the Speak Selection toggle.
  3. Optionally, touch the Highlight Words toggle.

Now, select some text and touch Speak.

 Speak Selection setting

Speak Selection setting

 Speak button on Edit menu

Speak button on Edit menu