VoiceOver Gestures. You can control VoiceOver using a simple set of gestures. Touch or drag your finger around the screen and VoiceOver tells you what's there. Tap a button to hear a description, then double-tap to select. iPad's VoiceOver feature reads the names of screen elements and settings to you, but it also changes the way you provide input to iPad. In Notes, for example. If you have a Multi-Touch trackpad and VoiceOver is turned on, you can use gestures to navigate and interact with items on the screen, and enter VoiceOver.


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Here's how to use the typing modes: Standard Typing Select a key on the keyboard by swiping left or right, then double-tap to enter the character.


Or move your finger around the keyboard to select a key and, while continuing to touch the key with one finger, tap the screen with another finger. VoiceOver speaks the key when you select it and again when you enter voice over ipad character.

Touch Typing Touch a key on the keyboard to select it, then lift your finger to enter the character. If you touch the wrong key, slide your finger to the key you want. VoiceOver speaks the character for each voice over ipad when you touch it.

VoiceOver enters voice over ipad character when you lift your finger. This mode turns off VoiceOver for typing only.

Chapter Using VoiceOver Gestures

Options for input, actions, and zoom Handwriting: Lets you hand write text instead of typing with the keyboard. Turns on the onscreen braille keyboard.

Or flick left and right to move from one element to the next. When you interact with voice over ipad element, a black rectangle appears around it so sighted users can follow along.

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When you prefer privacy, you can activate a screen curtain to turn off the display completely, but still hear all that VoiceOver has to say. A flick up or down voice over ipad the cursor so you can edit precisely. To help you type more quickly and accurately, iOS supports multiple character voice over ipad methods — including handwriting — and corrects misspelled words.

Enable Speak Auto-text and you hear a sound effect and the suggested word spoken.

VoiceOver on Lock Screen of iPhone / iPad? How to Unlock iPhone if VoiceOver is Enabled

Here are the steps for how to unlock a device an enter a passcode on the lock screen of an iPhone or iPad with VoiceOver active: Slide or swipe to unlock as voice over ipad, or fail to use Touch ID or Face ID to cause the passcode screen to come up At the unlock screen with pin entry, tap the first character of the passcode — this will read the character aloud Now double-tap on that same character to enter the character of the passcode Repeat the single-tap then double-tap process to enter the entire passcode and thereby unlock the iOS device Once the iPhone or iPad is unlocked, VoiceOver is still active but you can repeat the tap and double-tap processes to turn off the feature if needed through Settings, or you can triple-click the Home button and toggle it off from there, or you can use Siri to disable VoiceOver as well.

In the Mail app on the iPhone, the incoming emails appear as a vertical list. Tapping on an email will open and display the content of that email.

In the Mail app on voice over ipad iPad, the left one-third of the screen displays the list of incoming emails while the right two-thirds displays the content of the opened email. In order to move from the list of emails to the content of the opened email, you must physically touch the right two-thirds of the screen or use navigation commands.

Systematically dragging around the screen — especially in the general area of the desired item - assures that the voice over ipad will locate the desired item.

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