New on iOS 17 - Siri can read web articles for you on your iPhone; know how

Apple has added new features to Siri in iOS 17. The software is expected to roll out to all eligible iPhones in September.

| Updated on: Jul 20 2023, 13:56 IST
Apple iOS 17 public beta out! Check India-specific features
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1/7 Apple has released the public beta of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17, enabling users to test these platforms before their official launch. These updates bring several India-specific features, enhancing the user experience on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.  (Apple)
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2/7 Language support: Bilingual Siri experience in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 allows users to interact with Siri using a mix of English and Hindi, expanding language support for various activities. (Apple)
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3/7 iPhone keyboard: iOS 17 introduces transliteration keyboards for major Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam, facilitating seamless communication between English and regional languages. (Pexels)
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4/7 Quality of life updates in iOS 17, iPadOS, and macOS include the ability to sign into Apple ID using a phone number and an extended call history feature in the Phone app. (Pexels)
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5/7 Full page screenshot in Safari: iOS 17 and iPadOS allow users to capture full-page screenshots in Safari, Mail, and Notes, with options to save them as images or PDFs. Additionally, message filtering options are available on iPad. (Pixabay)
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6/7 Punjabi text with a dictionary icon: The iOS 17, iPadOS, and macOS updates feature a built-in dictionary in Punjabi, enabling users to easily access definitions of words and phrases. (Apple)
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7/7 By introducing these India-specific features, Apple aims to provide a more inclusive and personalised experience for its users in India. The public beta release allows users to explore and test these new functionalities before the official launch, creating anticipation for the upcoming commercial release on these platforms later this year. (Apple)
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Know how to get Siri to read web articles in iOS 17. (Unsplash)

Recently, Apple rolled out the public beta version of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 for iPhone users. Those who downloaded the software are now being able to use the new features, which were previewed during the WWDC 2023 event. iOS 17 launch, of the stable version, is expected in September, 2023. One new exciting iOS17 feature will enable Siri to read out to you! Sounds amazing, right?

The more exciting thing is that you can enable it on your iPhones and iPads. Siri will read aloud articles like an audiobook even when your phone is in locked position.

How this iOS 17 feature works

According to a MacRumors report, before activating the feature, keep the following points in mind:

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1. Make sure you are using Apple's Safari when browsing webpages, or else it will not work on any other third-party browser.

2. Reader View compatibility is required for the webpage you want to read aloud to you. You can read almost all news items on Safari as it does not show any graphics, ads, or any additional content. Additionally, the page will automatically show which websites are “Reader Available”.

3. Make sure to tap on the individual article when there are more articles present in front of the webpage.

There are two ways to make Siri read your web article, check out the steps below:

Step 1:

Activate Siri by holding the side button on your iPhone (or top button on iPad), and then instruct Siri to "Read this to me". Alternatively, you can do the same by using a hands-free way just by saying, "Siri, read this to me." Do note that now, you don't have to say “Hey” to activate Siri.

By following this method, Siri will start to read and a media player will appear in the upper section of the screen, which will enable you to fast-forward, adjust the volume.

Step 2:

Tap on the “Aa” icon in the address bar to activate Siri. Afterwards, click the Listen to Page option. You will immediately hear Siri reading the page.

The only difference is that until you lock your device while Siri is reading, you won't be able to access the media control menu on the screen.

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First Published Date: 20 Jul, 13:29 IST