Can an iPhone Read Caller Names?

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The iPhone's VoiceOver feature speaks the name or phone number associated with people who call you. Because VoiceOver is an accessibility feature built for the visually impaired, when this feature is enabled, the feature also tells you what items you touch on the screen. You can adjust the speaking rate for this feature and turn on pitch change for a more personable reading. The VoiceOver feature can be enabled through the Accessibility section of the Settings app.

  • Tap "Settings."

  • Tap "General."

  • Tap "Accessibility."

  • Tap the "On/Off" toggle to the right of VoiceOver until "On" appears. The next time someone calls you, double-tap the name or number that appears on the screen to make your iPhone pronounce the name or say the number of the person calling you.

Tips & Warnings

  • Information in this article applies to iPhone models running iOS 7. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.
  • The standard navigation gestures are changed when VoiceOver is activated.

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