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VoiceOver for iOS

VoiceOver on iOS is touch based.

TODO

This information is still in development. Feel free to contribute. The following still needs to be done:

Install

VoiceOver is built in to iOS and you can enable it from your Settings app.

Guides, Documentation, and resources

Modes

VoiceOver does not have the same concept of modes that many other screen readers have.

Commands

The following are some common commands.

Common

TaskCommand
Next itemSwipe Right
Next item (as set by the rotor)Swipe down
Previous itemSwipe Left
Previous item (as set by the rotor)Swipe up

General

TaskCommand
Activate ButtonDouble tap
Activate LinkDouble tap
Double tap the current itemtriple tap
Activate Form Controltwo-finger + twist
Turn OffTriple press home (if setting is enabled)
Turn OnTriple press home (if setting is enabled)

Reading

TaskCommand
Read additional information about the current positionthree-finger tap
Dismisses an alert or returns to the previous screen.Two-finger scrub (move two fingers back and forth three times quickly, making a ā€œzā€)
Next itemSwipe Right
Next item (as set by the rotor)Swipe down
Pause or stop readingtwo-finger tap
Previous itemSwipe Left
Previous item (as set by the rotor)Swipe up
Read all from the top of the screentwo-finger + swipe up
Start reading from current positiontwo-finger + swipe down

Forms

TaskCommand
Activate ButtonDouble tap
Activate Form ControlDouble tap