How to Stop the iPhone 5 from Speaking Text

The iPhone 5 has a lot of settings that are meant to help make using the phone easier. However, not all of those settings are ideal for every user. Some, in fact, can turn into a bit of an annoyance if you don’t want to use them. This is particularly true of options that make unwanted sounds. We have previously discussed how to disable the keyboard sounds when you’re typing on your iPhone 5, but there is another setting that can be enabled accidentally which makes the iPhone 5 speak auto-corrections and auto-capitalizations. This feature is meant to assist you while you are typing, but many users find it to be unnecessary. The feature is not enabled by default, but it can accidentally turned on. So read below to learn how to disable it.

 

Disable the Speak Auto-Text Option on the iPhone 5

 

Disable the Speak Auto-text option

Disable the Speak Auto-text option

This feature is most noticeable when you are sending a text message, because many people do not use proper grammar, spelling or capitalization when they are texting. So if you are just typing words to convey a message, it can start speaking a lot.

 

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon on your home screen.

Open the iPhone 5 Settings menu

Open the iPhone 5 Settings menu

 

Step 2: Select the General option.

Open the iPhone 5 General menu

Open the iPhone 5 General menu

 

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the screen, then touch the Accessibility button.

Open the iPhone 5 Accessibility menu

Open the iPhone 5 Accessibility menu

 

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Speak Auto-text to move the slider to the Off position.

Disable the Speak Auto-text option

Disable the Speak Auto-text option

 

You can then press the Home button at the bottom of the phone to exit the menu. The next time you are typing a text message or an email, the phone will not speak as it makes any auto-corrections or capitalizations.

For more ways to customize the behavior and appearance of your iPhone 5, check out some more of our iPhone 5 tutorials. There are a lot of ways to customize this phone, and many of the minor annoyances or problems that you are having can typically be adjusted to make your phone use a more enjoyable activity.

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