Talk-back is one of the best-hidden features of the iPhone.
Initially designed to help guide those with bad eyesight or the elderly through the complex UI of iOS, Talk-Back has now become a famous yet underrated feature of iOS.
In today’s article, we will teach you how to use the talkback mode.
So, let us begin.
Practice and turn on VoiceOver on your iPhone.
With VoiceOver, a screen reader that uses gestures, you can use your iPhone even when you aren't able to view the screen.
The voiceOver offers audible descriptions of what's displayed on your screen, from the level of the battery and who's on the line to the app that you're using. You can also alter the speed and frequency of speaking to meet your specific needs.
If you tap the screen or drag your finger over it, VoiceOver will announce to you the title of the object your finger is touching, which includes text and icons. If you want to interact with it, like an icon or link, as well as move to a different product, use VoiceOver gestures.
When you open an entirely new screen, VoiceOver plays a sound before selecting and speaking about the primary item that appears on the screen (typically located in the upper-left corner).
When the screen changes to portrait or landscape orientation when the screen is dark or locked, and what's happening when you open the lock screen when you wake the iPhone.
Switch VoiceOver on, or turn it off.
It is important to note that voice-over modifies the movements you use to control your iPhone.
Therefore, if VoiceOver is turned on, you will need to make use of VoiceOver gestures to control your iPhone.
To switch VoiceOver off or on, follow the instructions below:
- Turn on Siri and ask Siri to "Turn off VoiceOver" as well as "Turn off VoiceOver."
- Click three times on the left side (on the iPhone using Face ID).
- Double-click on the home button (on one of the iPhones with a home button).
- Utilize the Control Center.
- Click Settings > Accessibility > VoiceOver, and then toggle the setting off or on.
Practice and learn VoiceOver gestures.
You can try out VoiceOver gestures within a designated area without having to alter the iPhone or its configurations. When you try an action, VoiceOver describes the gesture and the resultant action.
Explore different methods to determine the one that works for your needs. If a gesture isn't working, you can try a more rapid motion, particularly for a double-tap or swipe. To swipe, you can try moving the screen swiftly using your fingers or fingers. For the best results with multi-finger gestures, simply touch the screen using the room between your fingertips.
- Click Settings and Accessibility, then choose VoiceOver.
- Switch on VoiceOver and click on VoiceOver Practice, then double-tap to initiate.
- Make the following movements with one, two, three, as well as four fingers.
- Triple tap
- Swipe left to right, right, upwards, or down.
- After you've completed your practice, tap Done, and then double-tap to quit.
The talk-back is a very useful feature for elderly users who can’t quite figure out how to operate and navigate iOS 15.
So, if you know any elders who might be suffering from the same problem, be sure to make them familiar with the iOS Talk-back.