App that reads text messages aloud?

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  1. classie787 macrumors member

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    My cousin just bought an iPhone (I have no clue why she needs one though). She had a stroke about a decade ago and lost much (but not all) of her ability to read and write. Her old phone had a function in which had an option to read aloud any text messages she received. So my question with the iPhone is...is there an app for that?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    I don't think so. She can turn on the speak abilities that are in iOS 5. To turn them on, go under Settings>General>Accessibility>Speak Selection and turn it on. You can also change the speed there. Then just tap on a text bubble as if to copy it and click "Speak" in the popup menu. The iDevice will then speak the selected text in the default iOS voice.
     
  3. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Siri will read new texts for her and can send new one all via speech.
     
  4. classie787 thread starter macrumors member

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    Just got it. Press and hold on the bubble you want it to read, then you have two options: copy or speak.
     
  5. Gilly Gil macrumors regular

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    If jail broken, there is an app called aloud that works great.
     
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  8. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Siri will read texts no problem...

    When I hold a bubble in the text string all I get is a copy option, no "speak":confused:
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    See post number two for how to get the speak option.
     
  10. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Ah! Thanks. Don't know how I missed that. I always try and read the posts before I ask a question because I hate when people do that. Lol :D
     

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