Use Accessibility features in iOS

Learn how to turn on VoiceOver, Zoom, Invert Colors, and other Accessibility features in iOS.

When you turn on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for the first time, you can quickly enable VoiceOver or Zoom to help you configure your device. Here's how:

VoiceOver

  • Press the home button three times quickly (formerly "Triple-click home").

Zoom

  • To enable Zoom, use three fingers and double-tap the screen.
  • To increase the level of Zoom, use three fingers to double-tap and hold, then move your fingers up or down on the screen to increase or decrease magnification.

Managing Accessibility features using your device

Tap Settings > General > Accessibility to find settings for the following features:

Vision:

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Invert Colors
  • Grayscale
  • Speech: Speak Selection, Speak Screen, Speak Auto-text
  • Larger Text
  • Bold Text
  • Button Shapes
  • Increase Contrast
  • Reduce Motion
  • On/Off Labels

 

Hearing:

  • Hearing Aids
  • LED Flash for Alerts (iPhone only)
  • Mono Audio
  • Phone Noise Cancellation

 

Media:

  • Subtitles & Captioning
  • Video Subscriptions

 

Learning:

 

Interaction:

  • Switch Control
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Call Audio Routing
  • Home-click Speed
  • Reachability (iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus only)

Accessibility Shortcut

Managing Accessibility features using iTunes

  1. Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to any computer with iTunes installed.
  2. In iTunes, select your device.
  3. From the Summary pane, click > Configure Universal Access in the Options section at the bottom.
  4. Select the feature you would like to use and click OK.

For additional information about all of the accessibility features available in iOS and how to use each one, please refer to the Accessibility chapters of the user guide for your iOS device.

 

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