Change your VoiceOver settings on iPhone
You can customize the settings for VoiceOver, such as the audio options, language, voice, speaking rate, and verbosity.
Adjust the VoiceOver volume and other audio options
To increase or decrease the volume, press the volume buttons on iPhone.
To set other audio options, go to Settings > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Audio, then do any of the following:
Turn on Mute Sound Effects.
Turn on Audio Ducking to temporarily reduce playback volume when VoiceOver speaks.
Adjust audio routing options when you connect additional devices, such as an instrument amplifier or a DJ mixer.
Set the VoiceOver language
VoiceOver uses the same language you choose for your iPhone. VoiceOver pronunciation of some languages is affected by the Region Format you choose.
Go to Settings > General > Language & Region.
Tap iPhone Language, then choose a language.
Adjust the speaking voice
Go to Settings > Accessibility > VoiceOver, then do any of the following:
Adjust the speaking rate: Drag the Speaking Rate slider.
Choose a voice: Tap Speech > Voice, then choose a voice. To download an enhanced voice, tap .
Adjust the pitch: Tap Speech, then drag the slider. You can also turn on Use Pitch Change to have VoiceOver use a higher pitch when speaking the first item of a group (such as a list or table) and a lower pitch when speaking the last item of a group.
Specify the pronunciation of certain words: Tap Speech > Pronunciations, tap , enter a phrase, then dictate or spell out how you want the phrase to be pronounced.
Note: You can dictate only if you turned on Enable Dictation in Settings > General > Keyboards.
Set how much VoiceOver tells you
Go to Settings > Accessibility > VoiceOver, then tap any of the following:
Verbosity: Choose options to have VoiceOver speak hints, punctuation, uppercase letters, embedded links, and more. VoiceOver can even confirm rotor actions.
To change how VoiceOver speaks punctuation, tap Punctuation, then choose a group. You can also create new groups—for example, a programming group in which “[” is spoken as “left brack.”
Always Speak Notifications: VoiceOver reads notifications, including incoming text messages as they occur, even if iPhone is locked. Unacknowledged notifications are repeated when you unlock iPhone.
Customize VoiceOver settings for an activity
You can customize a group of VoiceOver settings for an activity such as programming. Apply the settings automatically when you open certain apps or by adjusting the rotor.
Go to Settings > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Activities.
Choose an existing activity or tap Add Activity.
Adjust settings for speech, verbosity, and braille.
Choose Apps or Context to automatically apply the settings for this activity.
Adjust VoiceOver visuals
Go to Settings > Accessibility > VoiceOver, then turn on any of the following:
Large Cursor: If you have trouble seeing the black outline around the selected item, you can enlarge and thicken the outline.
Caption Panel: The text spoken by VoiceOver is displayed at the bottom of the screen.