Apple devices let you write a text or email without seeing the screen. You can take a perfect group selfie just by hearing how many faces are in the frame. Using these features may feel like magic, but it’s very much by design.
1. Voice Over
VoiceOver is a gesture-based screen reader that lets you use iPad even if you don’t see the screen. Add VoiceOver to Accessibility Shortcut to enable it wherever you are in iOS. Hear a description of what’s on your screen—from battery level, to who’s calling, to which app your finger is on. You can also adjust the speaking rate and pitch to suit you.
2. Voice Over Gestures
When VoiceOver is on, standard touchscreen gestures have different effects, and additional gestures let you move around the screen and control individual items. VoiceOver gestures include two-, three-, and four-finger taps and swipes. For best results using multifinger gestures, let your fingers touch the screen with some space between them.
Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver, then tap VoiceOver Practice. When you finish practicing, tap Done. If you don’t see the VoiceOver Practice button, make sure VoiceOver is turned on.