How to Turn Off VoiceOver on an IPod


The gesture-based VoiceOver feature on your iPod is a screen-reading tool designed to improve access to visual elements that are tough or impossible for some people to read. Although it’s a handy tool, it dramatically affects the way the iPod Touch operates. Take advantage of the Settings app to disable VoiceOver on iPods running iOS 8.1.

Turning Off VoiceOver

  • To turn off VoiceOver on an iPod Touch, start by tapping the “Settings” icon on the home screen. Touch “General” on the main menu in the Settings app and then select “Accessibility.” Touch “VoiceOver” and toggle the virtual switch to the Off position to disable VoiceOver.

    You can also disable VoiceOver by tapping the “Home” button quickly three times in succession.

Reenabling VoiceOver and Changing the Language

  • You can reenable VoiceOver at any time by toggling the virtual switch on the VoiceOver screen back to the On position or by again tapping the "Home" button three times.

    VoiceOver automatically speaks in the default language currently configured on your iPod. To change this language, open the Settings app, touch “General” and then touch “Language & Region.”

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