3 Ways to Turn Voice Over (Talk Back) On/Off on iPhone X, X Plus or Newer

VoiceOver is an awesome accessibility feature for the blind and visually impaired community. It is preloaded into the operating system of all ios devices such as iPhone and iPad and requires no extra cost or steps to download. Essentially VoiceOver is a screen reader that reads out audibly everything that is presented on the screen. By using special finger gestures a person can control the device and access all the features of the device

There are three different ways that I am aware of on how to turn on and off the VoiceOver feature. Which I will explain below. If you want an actual demonstration check out my video above.

  1. Use voice commands with Siri. You can access Siri in two ways. One way is by simply saying “Hey Siri turn on voiceover”  and “Hey Siri turn voiceover off”. Second is by holding the side button on the right side of the phone until Siri is activated then saying the commands “turn voice over on” and “turn voiceover off”
  2. Click the side button on the right side of the phone 3 times in rapid succession which will turn on voiceover and to deactivate voiceover you can repeat the process by clicking the side button 3 times in rapid succession.
  3. Find the settings tab and tap it. Next, scroll down until you find the tab for accessibility then tap that. Now tap the top tab which says voiceover. Then hit the toggle tab to turn voiceover on and the toggle will turn green. To turn off voiceover you will need to get back into this same menu and highlight voiceover then double-tap in quick succession.

I hope this tutorial was helpful and if you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment or write me an email at blindonthemove@gmail.com. Thanks!!

Published by Mike Mulligan

Is a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist who provides product resources, reviews, and tutorials.

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