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How to enable your iPhone or iPad to read articles aloud



Apple has all kinds of useful Accessibility features in iOS and iPadOS, some of which is useful even to the average iPhone and iPad owners. Something that is particularly useful to our iPhone and iPad owning readers is how to get your devices to read articles aloud. Below we will walk you through the steps to enable this helpful feature yourself.

How to enable the Speak Screen accessibility feature

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Select Accessibility
  3. Select Spoken Content
  4. Enable Speak Screen

Now when you swipe down with two fingers from the top of the screen, your iPhone and iPad will read the content on your screen aloud and control playback via onscreen controls.

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