As strange as it may sound (probably only for those who never heard of this option), you can make the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to read texts. It’s all about a dictation to speak function that makes text processing and verbal text reproduction piece of cake. It’s called, intuitively, Speak Selection and, on other smartphones, you might have encountered it under the name of Text to Speech.
If you too want to make the iPhone read texts out loud, it’s important to know that you don’t need to install anything. You simply have to activate an option from the Settings app and, after that, the device will be able to read your texts, translations, book fragments and an incredibly wide range of other actions related to text and speech.
As you’ve probably guessed, we’re not just here to make you curious. So, in the following lines, we will show you how to access the Speak Selection menu and activate it.
In order to make the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to read text, you must:
- Launch the Settings;
- Extend the General menu;
- Select Accessibility;
- Tap on the Speak Selection option listed in there;
- Change its status to On from the toggle switch next to its name.
Just to be clear, the feature that we told you about is not meant to be a guide for the Apple users with various visual impairs. It is merely a vocal assistant that talks, in real time, explaining the things that you are doing on the device. Whether you’re tapping or receiving notifications, accessing particular screens or leaving particular apps, that’s what you’ll hear from the iPhone 8!