How to use Siri to read text aloud and smoothly on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer

Siri always surprises, the text on the screen is too small? Don’t want to miss important texts while driving? No problem, Siri can read aloud, and it can read text from almost any screen or app. Next, let’s take a look at how this happens:

How to get Siri to read text on an iPhone or iPad

First, you have to enable this feature in your settings:

1. On your iPhone or iPad, launch the Settings app and tap Accessibility.

2. Tap Voice Content.

3. Swipe the button right to open the Speak screen.

Turn on your iPhone’s ability to read text aloud in the accessibility settings.

Once enabled, just open the app you want to hear it read aloud and say: “Hey Siri, speak screen.” Alternatively, you can swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers to have Siri read the screen text.

Siri will read what’s on the screen. You should also see a popup control. You can use it to pause or play, change the playback speed, and skip sentences. After a few minutes, the controls on the side of the screen will minimize, but you can tap it to wake it up at any time.

When you ask Siri to read the screen, it displays a small control panel on one side of the screen.

How to get Siri to read text on a Mac computer

Before your Mac can read text aloud, you need to enable it in System Preferences:

1. Click the Apple menu at the top left of the desktop.

2. Click System Preferences…

3. Click Accessibility.

4. Click Spoken Content in the navigation bar on the left.

5. Click to enable the checkbox for Speak selection.

Your Mac can read text aloud if you enable the feature in System Preferences.

Once enabled, open the application or screen you want to hear speak, and press Option+Esc on your keyboard. Siri reads what’s on the screen and opens a pop-up control that you can use to pause or play, skip sentences, and change the playback speed.

It’s a cool feature, and the setup isn’t complicated, but maybe it can help you a lot!