Important: VoiceOver changes the gestures you use to control iPhone. Once VoiceOver is turned on, you must use VoiceOver gestures to operate iPhone—even to turn VoiceOver off again and resume standard operation.Turn VoiceOver on or off: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver. You can also set Triple-click Home to turn VoiceOver on or off. Explore the screen: Drag your finger over the screen. VoiceOver speaks each item you touch. Lift your finger to leave an item selected. Select an item: Tap it, or lift your finger while dragging over it. Select the next or previous item: Swipe right or left with one finger. Item order is left-to-right, top-to-bottom. Select the item above or below: Use the rotor to turn on Vertical Navigation, then swipe up or down with one finger. Select the first or last item on the screen: Swipe up or down with four fingers. Select an item by name: Triple-tap with two fingers anywhere on the screen to open the Item Chooser. Then type a name in the search field, or swipe right or left to move through the list alphabetically, or tap the table index to the right of the list and swipe up or down to move quickly through the list of items. Change the name of the selected item so it’s easier to find: Tap and hold with two fingers anywhere on the screen. Speak the text of the selected item: Set the rotor control to characters or words, then swipe down or up with one finger. Turn spoken hints on or off: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver. Include phonetic spelling: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Use Phonetics. Speak the entire screen from the top: Swipe up with two fingers. Speak from the current item to the bottom of the screen: Swipe down with two fingers. Stop speaking: Tap once with two fingers. Tap again with two fingers to resume speaking. Speaking resumes when you select another item. Mute VoiceOver: Triple-tap with three fingers. Triple-tap again with three fingers to turn speaking back on. To turn off only VoiceOver sounds, set the Ring/Silent switch to Silent. If an external keyboard is connected, you can also press the Control key on the keyboard to mute or unmute VoiceOver.
Adjust the speaking voice: You can adjust the characteristics of the VoiceOver speaking voice to make it easier for you to understand: Change the speaking volume: Use the volume buttons on iPhone. You can also add volume to the rotor and swipe up and down to adjust; see Using the VoiceOver rotor control on page 119. Change the speaking rate: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver and drag the Speaking Rate slider. You can also add Speech Rate to the rotor, then swipe up or down to adjust. Use pitch change: VoiceOver uses a higher pitch when speaking the first item of a group (such as a list or table) and a lower pitch when speaking the last item of a group. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Use Pitch Change. Change the language for iPhone: Go to Settings > General > International > Language. VoiceOver pronunciation of some languages is affected by Settings > General > International > Region Format. Change pronunciation: Set the rotor to Language, then swipe up or down. Language is available in the rotor only if you select more than one pronunciation. Select the pronunciations available in the language rotor: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Language Rotor. To change the position of a language in the list, drag
Change the basic reading voice: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver >Use Compact Voice.