Cool new feature in 3.0b2: Triple click home button for text to speech

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by frjps, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. frjps macrumors member

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    I played with the accessibility setting when 3.0 came out & saw great potential in the voiceover option for text to speech. But you had to go to Settings>General>Accessibility>Voiceover to turn it on or off. Then you had to listen to it speak the name of all the buttons, etc.

    I just noticed that in 3.0b2 (was it in b1?) that there's now a triple-click home button option to toggle voiceover on & off. So, I can go to an email or web site or anywhere I can select text, triple-click the home button, then select the paragraph(s) & it will read it out loud to me. Cool when I want other people to "hear" what I'm reading or when I'm driving & don't want to be staring at the screen.

    Just thought this was a very cool addition to the latest software build.

    Edit: Correction, that's 3.1, beta 2 (not 3.0, beta 2)
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Cool find, keep us informed if this evolves across the platform.
     
  3. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Don't you mean 3.1 beta 2? I don't think you can install 3.0 beta 2 on the iPhone 3GS. You can't even install 3.0 beta 2 on an iPhone 3G because it expired a long time ago.
     
  4. frjps thread starter macrumors member

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    Whoops...

    Ya, you're right. It's 3.1 beta 2, not 3.0, beta 2. Thanks for the correction.
     
  5. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Click on your first post and click "Edit" then "Go Advanced" then you should be able to change your thread title.
     
  6. mikey2004 macrumors regular

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    I dont seem to have the Accessibility feature in the settings. Im on 3.1b2
     
  7. actorkid macrumors 6502

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    that would be because you aren't on a 3GS...accessibility options are only on the 3GS
     
  8. mikey2004 macrumors regular

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    That be the answer, cheers!
     

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