Turn On or Enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6

Edited by Grimm, Claudia, Eng, Anonymous

You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how turn on or enable VoiceOver for your iPhone 6.

Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas115 298499.jpg
Ad

Steps

  1. 1
    To get started give a single press to the Home button.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas9 971113.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  2. 2
    Once we've done that, we're taken to the lock screen where we'll need to swipe across and enter a pin.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas13 737431.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  3. 3
    Alternatively, press our thumb or finger on the Home button to unlock the phone.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas18 239461.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  4. 4
    Now we're looking for the settings icon.
    This is a silver and gray box which reads "Settings" and has a series of gears inside of it. Press one time when we find it. This will take us to the "Settings" panel.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas28 487553.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  5. 5
    We're looking for the "General" section, which is the third option down.
    Scroll down and we'll see it at the top.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas36 410074.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  6. 6
    Give a single press on "General" and this will take us to the "General" panel of the Settings tab.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas42 614551.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  7. 7
    Once we're here, look for "Accessibility".
    Single press "Accessibility" which will open the "Accessibility" panel.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas48 010474.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  8. 8
    The first thing we'll see is "VoiceOver".
    "VoiceOver" is located at the very top, under the "VISION" section.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas54 476591.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  9. 9
    We're going to give a single press on "VoiceOver", which is currently turned to "Off".
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas64 48955.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  10. 10
    Now, we'll be in the "VoiceOver" panel in the "Accessibility" section.
    You'll notice "VoiceOver" is at the top.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas69 643554.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  11. 11
    There's "SPEAKING RATE", "Speaking Hints", "Use Pitch Change" and "Use Sound Effects".
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas74 042187.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  12. 12
    Then we have "Speech" options, "Braille" options and "Rotor" options.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas78 242174.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  13. 13
    There's also "Typing Style", "Phonetic Feedback", "Typing Feedback".
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas83 128755.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  14. 14
    We have an indicator for the phone to "Always Speak Notifications".
    We have an indicator for the phone to always "Navigate Images" and we have the option to also have a "Large Cursor".
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas89 364645.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  15. 15
    Each of these items can and should be adjusted, or setup prior to enabling VoiceOver.
    This is because if we're not familiar with the visual assistance technology we may find it very difficult, if not nearly impossible, to set up or change some of the options. If you have already set up VoiceOver and you're trying to figure out how to turn it off, make sure to check our tutorial on how to turn off VoiceOver.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas120 057968.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  16. 16
    What we're going to do next is tap on the "VoiceOver" button to turn on VoiceOver.
    At that point, our phone will start speaking and I will walk you through the rest of the steps on how to correct, set up and adjust basic functions.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas136 370261.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  17. 17
    Let's tap one time to turn this on.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas137 661287.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  18. 18
    The first thing we can hear is that she is talking way too fast, so we need to turn down the speaking rate.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas148 634691.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  19. 19
    As we learned from reading this top part, we tap once to select an item, and double tap to activate the selected item.
    It does not tell us what we do when we have a slider. Let's tap on the slider to see what she says.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas150 839462.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  20. 20
    The VoiceOver said to swipe down one finger to adjust the value.
    We have to do two taps then swipe down the bar. We'll let go at 5 percent and see what she says.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas187 124785.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  21. 21
    The speech is much more understandable now.
    Tap "VoiceOver" to hear what she says now. It's now much easier to understand.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas200 92591.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  22. 22
    If we want to activate one of these items, just hold down our finger and mouse over the things we want.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas218 176947.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  23. 23
    To turn "Use Sound Effects" off, we double tap it.
    Double tap again to turn it on.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas232 02784.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  24. 24
    If we want to scroll to the bottom, put 3 fingers on the screen.
    Press and scroll down.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas241 370998.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  25. 25
    Now she is telling us it's rows 4 through 15.
    This is helpful for someone who is using assistive technology who may not know how many rows there are and screen readers usually provide this information so we know the length of a particular document. In this case, we understand that there are 15 possible rows, and we are now almost on the last row. That makes it much easier for someone to understand how big or how small the given document, menu, or settings option is.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas252 341921.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  26. 26
    Now we're going to take our three fingers and go back to the top.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas281 64715.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  27. 27
    We are now at rows 1 through 7 of 15.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas284 75277.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  28. 28
    Now we're going to press our Home button one time, which will take us back to the home screen.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas293 842619.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  29. 29
    If we tap on the Phone icon, it tells us we're in the dock.
    If we're using assistive technology, we would know to just double tap and there is our Phone.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas296 296786.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  30. 30
    If we tap on the buttons "1", "2", and "3", it would tell us "Phone", "1", "2" and "3", and "D", "E", "F", so that we know there is another option to choose letters should we be interested in that.
    Turn on or enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6.mp4-canvas321 431656.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  31. 31
    This finishes our tutorial on how to turn on VoiceOver for your iPhone 6.
    As we discussed earlier, VoiceOver is an assistive technology and we should probably not turn it on unless we need it or know what we're doing. Thank you for choosing VisiHow. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, do please let us know in the section below. Otherwise, have a great day. We hope to see you in some of our other videos.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

    Advertisement

Video: Turn On or Enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6

Comments

VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.




Grimm
Featured Author
811 Articles Started
3,555 Article Edits
154,415 Points
Grimm is a featured author with VisiHow. Grimm has achieved the level of "Colonel" with 154,415 points. Grimm has started 811 articles (including this one) and has also made 3,555 article edits. 2,046,000 people have read Grimm's article contributions.
Grimm's Message Board
Grimm: Hi, my name is Grimm.
Grimm: Can I help you with your problem about "Turn On or Enable VoiceOver for iPhone 6"?
 

Article Info

Categories : IPhone

Recent edits by: Eng, Claudia, Grimm

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 264 times.

Do you have a question not answered in this article?
Click here to ask one of the writers of this article
x

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No