How to Have an IPhone Speak Autocorrections

By Nick Peers

Your iPhone 6 automatically corrects words without warning as you type, if the Auto-Correction feature is turned on. At times, the phone may correct words you deliberately misspell or even words that are correct, so the feature may become annoying. Instead of turning off the feature in iOS 8 or proofing each text message or email, turn on the Speak Auto-text feature to have the iPhone warn you when it corrects a word.

Step 1

Turn up the volume on your iPhone 6 by pressing the "Volume Up" button on the left side of the phone. If the volume is too low, you may not hear the corrections.

Step 2

Return to the home screen and then launch the Settings app by tapping the "Settings" icon. Tap "General," then "Keyboard" to view all settings related to keyboards, and then turn on the "Auto-Correction" option. Obviously, the phone doesn't speak corrections unless this option is enabled.

Step 3

Return to the General section of the Settings app, tap "Accessibility" and then "Speech." Turn on the "Speak Auto-text" option to have the iPhone 6 speak corrections. Press the "Home" button to return to the home screen.

Step 4

Launch an app such as Messages or Mail and start typing some words, making deliberate mistakes to test the new settings. Adjust the volume until you hear the corrections clearly.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the Speak Auto-text feature is turned on, the iPhone also speaks suggestions.
  • In some cases, you may need to restart the iPhone 6 to apply the changes. If the phone does not speak the corrections after you change the Accessibility settings, restart it.
  • To have the iPhone speak the text on the screen, as well as buttons, icons and links, turn on the "VoiceOver" feature from the Accessibility section of the Settings app.
  • To have the iPhone read aloud the text you select, turn on the "Speak Selection" option from the Speech section of the Accessibility settings.
  • Turn on the "Speak Screen" option from the Speech section to have the iPhone speak the contents of the screen when you swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers.
  • If you are having trouble with the font size in apps such as Mail, Messages or Notes, increase the font size. Open the "Accessibility" section of the Settings app and then turn on the "Larger Text" option.