Voice control with things like Amazon Alexa and Google Home is something that can really help to improve your life.
But that voice control works best when it’s you talking to your devices, not the other way around.
So when you are trying to send a text message or write an email and your iPhone starts repeating everything you type or speaking corrections that it thinks you might want to make, it can quickly become annoying and something that you need to stop.
You can prevent your iPhone from speaking when you type by going to Settings > Accessibility > Spoken Content > Typing Feedback > and turning off anything on that menu that is currently enabled.
After you have found this menu and disabled anything that was turned on you should be able to type in peace without that unwanted feedback, and without everyone around you being able ot hear what you are typing.
Our article below will show you more about stopping the typing feedback in iOS 15, as well as show you another option that you may want to disable.
How to Turn Off Text to Speech on iPhone 13
- Open Settings.
- Choose Accessibility.
- Select Spoken Content.
- Touch Typing Feedback.
- Turn off everything on this menu.
Our guide continues below with additional information on stopping your iPhone from speaking while typing, including pictures of these steps.
Would you like some peace and quiet? Our article on how to set do not disturb on iPhone 13 can show you how to silence your phone for a while.
How to Stop the iPhone 13 from Speaking When You Type (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in iOS 15.3.1. This guide assumes that the text to speech feature is currently active on your phone and that you want to shut it off.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
If you don’t see the icon on your Home screen then you can swipe down on the center of the Home screen, tap inside the search field, then type “settings” and choose the Settings app from the list of Spotlight Search results.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Accessibility option.
Step 3: Tap Spoken Content.
Step 4: Choose the Typing Feedback option.
Step 5: Turn off all of the options on this screen.
Most likely you would want to turn off the Speak Words and the Speak Auto-text options specifically to stop the iPhone from speaking while typing, but you can probably turn off every option that is currently enabled on this menu to be safe.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion on stopping the iPhone from speaking.
More Information on How to Turn Off Voice Input on an iPhone 13
the steps above have shown you how to disable the feature that causes your iPhone to speak everything that you type when sending text messages or emails, or anything that uses the keyboard.
Another related setting that you might like to shut off involves something called voice input.
If you have ever gone to type a text message and accidentally tapped the microphone icon at the corner of the screen, then you inadvertently activated voice input.
While this feature can be pretty interesting, it’s more of an annoyance if you are;t trying to use it.
You can shut off voice input on an iPhone by going to Settings > General > Keyboard > and tapping the button next to Enable Dictation to turn it off.
There are a handful of different options that are shown on the Typing Feedback menu. These include:
- Character Feedback – Characters
- Character Feedback – Character Hints
- Speak Words
- Speak Auto-text
- Hold to Speak Predictions
If any of these options are enabled then your iPhone may be speaking to you in certain situations. Unless you specifically need one of these options turned on then you will probably want to disable all of them to make your iPhone stop talking to you as you type.
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