Category: accessibility

How to Send Message Effects with Voice Control on iPhone & iPad

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Did you know you can send iMessage effects by using only your voice? Thanks to the Voice Control accessibility feature, you can not only control every aspect of your iPhone or iPad hands-free, you can also send those fun iMessage screen effects without touching your device too.

Apple’s iOS and iPadOS both offer a ton of accessibility features like Color Filters to help people who have challenges with some colors or are color blind, VoiceOver for people with imperfect vision, the ability to use AirPods as hearing aids, and more. Voice Control is another such…

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How to Use Sound Recognition Alerts on iPhone & iPad

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What if we told you that your iPhone or iPad can listen for sounds such as doorbells, fire alarms, car horns, dogs, cats, sirens, door knocks, water running, babies crying, and more? Whether you have any sort of hearing impairment, or perhaps just a device sitting in another room or part of the house, you may have trouble listening to the sounds around the home.

With the iOS 14 / iPadOS 14 update, Apple has introduced an all-new accessibility feature called Sound Recognition to assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing, but it’s obviously useful for other…

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How to Use Back Tap on iPhone for Quick Access to Features & Apps in iOS 14

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How would you like to be able to tap on the back of your iPhone to perform a specific action on your device? That’s what Back Tap offers.

Apple has a history of producing features under the umbrella of accessibility that can be useful to everyone. Pointer support in iPadOS is a great example of that and Apple has no turned it into a full fledged feature. The arrival of iOS 14 brings with it another feature that could follow a similar path – Back Tap.

As the name suggests, Back Tap allows users to double or triple-tap the back of their iPhone and have…

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How to Use Guided Access on iPhone & iPad to Lock an App on Screen

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Guided Access is an extremely useful accessibility feature that can be utilized to lock your iPhone and iPad’s screen to one app. It can also limit what you can touch on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch screen. Guided Access is a great feature of iOS and iPadOS, particularly for parents, educators, and even businesses wanting to put an iPad into a form of kiosk mode.

If you often let your kids use your iOS or iPadOS devices to play games or access homework apps, you can take advantage of Guided access to limit access to just the one app that they want to use…

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How to Use Color Filters on iPhone & iPad

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Color Filters can be applied to the iPhone and iPad screen, offering a way to adjust the tint and hue of devices screen. This can be helpful if you feel the iPhone or iPad screen is too yellow, warm, blue, or cool. And of course, if you have color blindness or some other visual disturbances, you may find adjusting colors on the devices screen to be beneficial as well. Anyone can easily try out Color Filters on an iOS or iPadOS device for a quick and easy color adjustment of their devices screen.

Color Filters is one of the many accessibility features that iOS…

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How to Launch Actions in iOS 14 With a Tap on the Back

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There are no sensors on the back of your iPhone for your finger to fiddle with—unlike, say, a Google Pixel, which does have a fingerprint sensor on the back—but a new feature debuting in iOS 14 allows you to tap the back of your iPhone to launch different iOS actions all the same. This “digital burping” gesture seems…

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How to Use AirPods as a Remote Spying Tool

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Did you know you can use AirPods and iPhone as a remote spying tool, or simply to boost the volume of some distant sound or speaker? Indeed, with a little planning and know-how, you can use AirPods, AirPods Pro, and PowerBeats Pro, like spying microphones or for amplification to better hear conversations! That may be a little goofy, but this feature does allow you to amplify a voice or conversation, so if you’re away from someone or something and you want to hear it better, this is a great solution to that.

You may be wondering how this is accomplished, so…

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