iPad Tip 57 - Talk to Me iOS

Activate Text-to-Speech

With this Text-to-Speech option, you can sit back and listen to any content on your iOS device, without having to read out. It is great help for when you want to go through a long article but don’t want to strain your eyes to do so. It will also be a great substitute for reading to kids, and for when you want to find the correct pronunciation of any word you find on the Internet.

From your iOS device, go to the Settings page, select General > Accessibility. Tap on Speech Selection. Slide the option to ON and made an adjustment to the Speaking Rate. The speaking rate will determine how fast the text is read. Now open any website, text message, or document; touch and hold the text area until an option appears. Adjust the highlighted area to highlight the text you want your iOS to read out. Once selected, tap on the Speak button.