How to Turn off Speak Selection on the iPhone 5

Have you ever gone to copy a word from a text or email, only to accidentally have your iPhone speak the word out loud? This can happen when you touch the Speak button that appears when you select a word, and is controlled by a feature called Speak Selection.

Fortunately this is something that you can disable on your device, preventing this potentially embarrassing scenario from occurring again. You can learn more about how to remove the Speak button on your iPhone 5 by following our guide below.

 

Disable the Option to Speak Selection on the iPhone 5

Following the steps below will remove the Speak option that would otherwise appear when you select a word or group of words on your iPhone. This setting applies across all of the apps on your iPhone 5, so be sure that you no longer want to have the “Speak” option before following the steps below.

 

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the settings menu

 

 

Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.

open the General menu

 

 

Step 3: Tap the Accessibility button.

select the accessibility option

 

 

Step 4: Touch the Speak Selection button.

touch the speak selection button

 

 

Step 5: Touch the button to the right of Speak Selection to turn it off. You will know that it is turned off when there is not any green shading around the button, as in the image below.

turn off speak selection

 

 

Do you find the typing sound on the iPhone 5 to be distracting or annoying? This article will teach you how to turn off keyboard sounds on the iPhone 5.

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