How to Have Siri Read Text on Your iPhone

Tell Siri something like: “Hey, Siri, read my messages,” and Siri will read your new messages to you. This is available all the time, but Siri will only read messages when you give the command.

If you’re someone who prefers listening to reading, you’d be happy to know that Siri can read text for you on your iPhone. This feature can be particularly useful if you’re driving, exercising, or just need a break from reading. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get Siri to read emails, articles, and other text on your iPhone.

Firstly, ensure that Siri is enabled on your iPhone. Then, tap on the Settings app, scroll down, and tap on Accessibility. Next, tap on Spoken Content. Here, you need to turn on Speak Selection. When you toggle it on, a Speak button will appear when you select text. Then, toggle on Speak Screen. You can also enable Speech Control by tapping on it and toggling on Show Controls. This will give you a Speech Control button that you can move anywhere on your screen. You can also customize the Highlight Content feature by toggling it on.

Now, go back to Accessibility > Spoken Content and tap on Typing Feedback. You can turn on this feature if needed and select a spoken voice. That’s it – spoken content is now enabled on your iPhone.

To use this feature, open any text or email and say, “Hey Siri, speak screen.” Siri will start reading the text out loud. You can move forward using controls, speed up, pause or customize highlight content. You can also select the text and tap on Speak, and Siri will read the text for you.

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In conclusion, having Siri read text on your iPhone can be a great way to stay productive and informed while on the go. By following these simple steps, you can now have Siri read any text for you on your iPhone.