iOS: Getting started with VoiceOver for accessibility
This article explains how to get started with VoiceOver for accessibility.
iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation)
VoiceOver for accessibility is a feature of the following Apple products:
- iPhone 3GS and later
- iPod touch (3rd generation) and later
VoiceOver for accessibility is not available on other iPhone or iPod touch models.
Use these links to learn more about VoiceOver for accessibility:
- Learn how to turn VoiceOver on and off for iPhone and iPod touch.
- Learn how to turn VoiceOver on and off for iPad.
- Learn which languages are supported for use with VoiceOver on iOS. Language support is built into iOS, and other languages are not available separately.
- For additional information about VoiceOver for accessibility, visit the User Guide.
Note: You can also view the User Guides with your device. If VoiceOver is off, tap Safari, then tap Bookmarks, and then tap User Guide. If VoiceOver is on, double-tap Safari, then double-tap Bookmarks, and then double-tap User Guide.
Also, keep the following in mind:
- If you are currently using Zoom to magnify your screen, you will need to turn off Zoom to enable VoiceOver.
- If you're having trouble hearing VoiceOver, make sure the speaker is not obstructed, or use the included earphones.
- On iPhone, when you place a call or receive a call with VoiceOver enabled, callers will not hear the VoiceOver voice.
- Note that the user guides are available only in PDF and HTML formats, but you can use VoiceOver to hear the guide on your device, or you can hear it using VoiceOver on a Mac OS X computer, or GW Micro Window-Eyes on a Windows computer.