There are times when you would love to get some reading done, but are not in a position to stop what you are doing, sit down, and read the old fashioned way. No worries,if you have an iPhone or iPad it already knows how to read for you.

[Special Thanks to dandbj13 from the forums for this tip! ]

To have your iPhone or iPad read to you:

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap General
  3. Tap Accessibility
  4. Toggle VoiceOver

If you find yourself using it often you can set up Triple-click Home as a shortcut:

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap General
  3. Tap Accessibility
  4. Tap Triple-click home
  5. Set it Toggle VoiceOver (or to Ask if you want a list of options)

Now, when you are out and about and want to have something read to you, like a long forum thread, or a few pages of your latest iBooks purchase, just triple-click the home button and your iPhone or iPad will start reading to you in a surprisingly clear voice. Triple-click again to exit VoiceOver.

To get the most out of this option, you should take a few minutes to read up on our VoiceOver tutorial.

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