With the release of iOS 5 alongside the iPhone 4S, much of the talk was about Siri and other voice-related technology built right into the operating system.
This basically means you can have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch read you the content of any web page, notes, text files, or even eBooks and iBooks. Before you can use the text to speech function though, you have to enable it.
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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. Let’s get this feature activated.
How to Activate Text-to-Speech
- From your iOS device, go to the Settings page, select General > Accessibility.
- Tap on Speak Selection.
- Slide the option to ON and made an adjustment to the Speaking Rate. The speaking rate will detemine how fast the text is read.
- Now open any website, 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. It doesn’t only work for websites, it also works for all your documents on your iOS devices.
So now iPhone or iPad can read any webpage, notes or news on-the-go for you every day without fail.