How To Use Accessibility Features on iOS Devices

iPhone and iPad usage extends much beyond individuals with perfect hearing and vision. Here is how to use Accessibility Features on iOS iPad or iPhone to configure accessibility features.

You or a member of your family or a close friend may choose to enlarge on-screen text to make it easier to read. Or, they may desire that the buttons are more apparent and simpler to view, or that they receive aural confirmation. The Accessibility features of Apple’s iPhone and iPad adapt the user experience to meet the needs and desires of each individual user.

How to access the Accessibility panel on your iOS device

  1. Launch the Settings app on iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap Accessibility.

How To Use Accessibility Features On iOS Device : Overview

The four major types of accessibility features are vision, physical and motor, hearing, and general. Users can enable any combination of these functionalities to meet their own requirements.


How to Use Accessibility Features on IOS - Vision Accessibility Feature

VoiceOver reads aloud all interface content, including button labels, the clock, text on the screen, and toggle states that indicate whether a setting is enabled or disabled.

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How to turn on VoiceOver

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility.
  3. Under Vision, tap VoiceOver.
  4. Set the switch for VoiceOver from Off to On.

Spoken Content aims to give you feedback on typing and the text presented on screen, including from your own typing. Audio Descriptions automatically play descriptive tracks in audio-video content where a descriptive track is included.

Zoom allows you to zoom in on any part of the display to temporarily get at smaller elements on the screen.

Display and Text Size makes text, buttons, interface elements, and icons easier to see to make navigation easier while not impacting the interface.

How To Access Display & Text Size Options

  1. Launch the Settings app
  2. Select “Accessibility”
  3. Under Vision, tap Display & Text Size.
  4. Enable and disable options as appropriate.

Finally, Motion minimises interface animation for a more pleasant viewing experience, particularly for people who find animations disorienting.

How to reduce the amount of animations in iOS and iPadOS

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility.
  3. Under Vision, tap Motion.
  4. Turn on Reduce Motion.

Physical And Motor

How to Use Accessibility Features on IOS - Physical and Motor Accessibility Feature

Touch is the most inclusive category, as it includes elements that assist people who have trouble using touch screens. Its settings provide improved haptic feedback when a toggle is selected and a number of helpful shortcuts to replace screen-touching. Touch also features AssistiveTouch, a widely-used keyboard shortcut that replicates on-screen motions and replaces hardware buttons.

How to turn on AssistiveTouch

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility.
  3. Under Physical and Motor, tap Touch.
  4. Tap AssistiveTouch.
  5. Turn AssistiveTouch On.

Voice Control and Switch Control allow you to control your device using your voice and adaptive accessories, respectively. Face ID & Attention, Side Button, and Keyboards facilitate the use of the aforementioned functions.

Finally, the Apple TV Remote and AirPods contain additional functionality that streamline the user experience for these accessories.

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How to Use Accessibility Features on IOS - Hearing Accessibility Feature

Hearing Devices enables deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to link their iOS device to Made for iPhone hearing aids.

How to connect Made for iPhone-compatible hearing aids and devices

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility.
  3. Under Hearing, tap Hearing Devices.
  4. After pressing the pairing button on your hearing aid, tap on your device under MFi Hearing Devices.

Sound Recognition recognises typical noises by continuously listening with the microphone on your device.

RTT/TTY converts phone calls to display and Braille text accessories.

Audio/Visual contains a variety of audio options. This includes headphones and how they generate sound, white noise background sounds, and an LED flash option to make gadget notifications more visible. Subtitles & Captioning regulates support for closed captioning-enabled media that is built-in.


How to Use Accessibility Features on IOS - General Accessibility Feature

Guided Access stops the user from navigating away from an application. It is useful for those who need assistance maintaining their focus on a single task, or as a learning aid to prevent unintended access to content unrelated to the curriculum.

How to enable Guided Access for an app

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility.
  3. Under General, tap Guided Access.
  4. Flip the switch for Guided Access from Off to On.
  5. Navigate to the app you wish to enable Guided Access for, then click the Side Button three times.

Siri regulates the interaction between the user and the personal assistant.

Accessibility Shortcut integrates an Accessibility function into the Side Button’s triple-click shortcut.

How to set up an Accessibility Shortcut

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility.
  3. Under General, tap Accessibility Shortcut.
  4. Select the Accessibility option you want the shortcut to enable.
  5. When you want to enable that specific Accessibility option in a pinch, click the Side Button three times.

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