Monday, December 11, 2017

Selecting text in mobile Safari using voice over

Follow the 7 easy steps below to select text in Safari using voice over.

1. Listen to voice over reading the text you want to select (navigate the website the usual way). Voice over might read more than what you actually want. You'll be ok as long as the text you want to select is included.
2. Use the rotor (Do a gesture like as if you are using a drawing compass to draw a circle. Use two fingers.) to switch to words
3. Do the opposite of pinching
4. Voice over will read out till what word (single letter words like 'I' and spaces included) the initial selection was made
5. Repeat step 4 to extend the selection
6. If you happen to select more than what you intend to, do a pinch gesture and voice over will unselect one or more words
7. Repeat step 6 until voice over selects what you intend

Just so you know the selection actually worked, try any of the edit options available.

8. Use the rotor to switch to edit mode
9. Swipe up to hear available edit options

If you know of any alternatives, do not forget to share them in a comment below.