Hear iPhone speak the screen, selected text, and typing feedback
Even if VoiceOver is turned off, you can have iPhone speak selected text or the entire screen. iPhone can also provide feedback and speak text corrections and suggestions as you type.
Change the speech settings
Go to Settings > Accessibility > Spoken Content.
Adjust any of the following:
Speak Selection: To hear text you selected, tap the Speak button.
Speak Screen: To hear the entire screen, swipe down with two fingers from the top of the screen.
Speech Controller: Show the controller for quick access to Speak Screen and Speak on Touch.
Highlight Content: iPhone can highlight words, sentences, or both as they’re spoken. You can change the highlight color and style.
Typing Feedback: You can configure typing feedback for software and hardware keyboards and choose to have iPhone speak each character, entire words, auto-corrections, auto-capitalizations, and typing predictions.
To hear typing predictions, you also need to go to Settings > General > Keyboards, then turn on Predictive.
Voices: Choose a voice and dialect.
Speaking Rate: Drag the slider.
Pronunciations: Dictate or spell out how you want certain phrases to be spoken.
Hear iPhone speak
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Speak screen.” Learn how to ask Siri.
Or do any of the following:
Hear selected text: Select the text, then tap Speak.
Hear the entire screen: Swipe down with two fingers from the top of the screen. Use the controls that appear to pause speaking or adjust the rate.
Hear typing feedback: Start typing. To hear typing predictions (when turned on), touch and hold each word.