How do I make Siri repeat arbitrary text?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by bollweevil, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. bollweevil macrumors 6502

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    On Planet Money, they have a recording of Siri saying how you should download the Planet Money App. How does one make Siri read an arbitrary piece of text?
     
  2. rsnc macrumors regular

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    doesnt siri read text messages? maybe send one to yourself..

    (i only have the 4 so i cant test this..)
     
  3. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't played with it myself, but go here:
    Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> VoiceOver.
    It's not Siri in the sense of talking to a digital assistant, it's just using the bulti-in text-to-speech function.
     
  4. bollweevil thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That does work. Process:

    1. Send yourself a text message.

    2. Ask Siri, "Read me my text messages."

    Siri will say, "You have a message from XXX", then Siri will pause for like 3 seconds, then Siri will read the message verbatim.

    Things that do not work:

    1. I could not get Siri to read a note. Siri will search for notes and display them, but will not read them.

    2. I could not get Siri to read a web page aloud. Which is a bit weird, because I thought they implemented that feature for people with bad eyesight.

    3. If you ask Siri a question, and Siri needs to query Wolfram Alpha, Siri will not read the result aloud. You have to look at the screen for the result. Which is unfortunate.
     

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