This iPhone trick can switch on live captions! iPhone 13, iPhone 12 users should check it out

    iPhone trick: Know this iOS 16 feature that will turn on live captions on your iPhone 13, iPhone 12, and all supported models. Know how to switch it on.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Jul 24 2022, 16:02 IST
    Enable live captions for videos on iPhones in simple steps. Know this iPhone trick.
    Enable live captions for videos on iPhones in simple steps. Know this iPhone trick. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    Enable live captions for videos on iPhones in simple steps. Know this iPhone trick.
    Enable live captions for videos on iPhones in simple steps. Know this iPhone trick. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    No matter how much you know about your Apple iPhone, there will always be something or the other hiding in there that will surprise you. In the last few years, with each iOS update, iPhones have come a long way with new features, user experience and accessibility. In fact, Apple keeps on stuffing iPhones with novel features to make your daily tasks easier. And with the latest iOS 16 announcement, Apple has brought exciting new features to improve users' experience even further.

    One such interesting features is LIVE captions. It can be a very helpful tool while watching a video on your iPhone. It basically uses iPhone's intelligence to auto-generate captions or in other words, transcribe the playing audio or video on your iPhone's screen. But you need to note that your iPhone, whether it is the latest iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone SE 3, or other supported models, should be running on the iOS 16 public beta version.

    Once you enable the live captions feature, it will show a dialog box at the bottom of your iPhone display. This will read the Live Captions promptly along with the video. Interestingly, you can also customize the dialog box, such as Font, size, and colour, altering with background colour and opacity, making the text more opaque, edge style, or highlighting it. The box has four options - hiding, Pause, Microphone, and Expand. So, if you want to enable the Live Captions on your Apple iPhone running on the iOS 16 beta version, then know this step-by-step guide.

    How to enable the Live Captions feature on iPhone

    Step 1:

    First, open the Settings on your iPhone 13, iPhone 12, and more. 

    Step 2:

    Once the app opens, then scroll down to the “Accessibility” option and tap on it. 

    Step 3:

    There, you will need to scroll to the “Hearing” option from the list.

    Step 4:

    Tap the “Live Captions (Beta)” option. Now, switch on the toggle button for the Live Captions under the System section.

    Step 5:

    And it’s done! After following all these steps, the Live Captions feature will automatically be enabled on your iPhone whenever you play a video. 

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    First Published Date: 24 Jul, 16:02 IST
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