The steps in this article are going to show you how to enable a feature that lets you tap and hold on a prediction to hear it spoken. We go over these steps at the top of the article, then continue with additional information and pictures for the steps.
- Open the Settings app.
- Scroll down and choose the Accessibility option.
- Select the Spoken Content option.
- Touch the Typing Feedback button.
- Tap the button to the right of Hold to Speak Predictions to turn it on.
There are a number of accessibility features on your iPhone that can help you use the device. Some of these features will speak the words or letters that are shown on your screen.
One of these options will give you the option to tap and hold on one of the word predictions to hear it spoken. The predictions in question are the ones shown in the gray bar above your keyboard. Our guide below will show you how to enable this setting on your iPhone.
How to Enable or Disable Spoken Predictions on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.1.2. Once this setting is enabled, simply start typing in an app that uses the iPhone’s default keyboard, such as Messages, then tap and hold on one of the predictions in the gray bar above the keyboard.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Accessibility option.
Step 3: Touch the Spoken Content button.
Step 4: Select Typing Feedback.
Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Hold to Speak Predictions to turn it on or off.
If you aren’t seeing the gray bar with predictions then that setting may not be turned on. You can find it by going to Settings > General > Keyboard > then enabling Predictions.
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