How to Speak Text Selection With Difference Language on iOS

To speak text selections in different languages on iOS, you can create a shortcut using the Shortcuts app. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

Create a Shortcut

  1. Open the Shortcuts App: If you don’t have it installed, you can download it from the App Store.

  2. Create a New Shortcut: Tap the “+” button to create a new shortcut.

Accept Text

  1. Add Action: Tap the “Add Action” button to add actions to your shortcut.

  2. Search for “Get Clipboard”: Use the search bar to find the “Get Clipboard” action and add it to your shortcut. This action will capture the text you’ve copied to the clipboard.

Speak Shortcut Input

  1. Add Action: Tap “Add Action” again to add another action.

  2. Search for “Speak Text”: Use the search bar to find the “Speak Text” action and add it to your shortcut.

  3. Configure “Speak Text” Action:

    • In the “Text” field, tap on “Clipboard” to select the text you captured earlier.
    • You can also configure the voice and language in this action by tapping on the respective options and selecting your preferred language and voice.

Click Show More

  1. Add Action: Tap “Add Action” once more.

  2. Search for “Show More”: Use the search bar to find the “Show More” action and add it to your shortcut. This action will allow you to customize your shortcut further.

Change Language and Voice of your choice

  1. Add Action: Tap “Add Action” again.

  2. Search for “Set Language”: Use the search bar to find the “Set Language” action and add it to your shortcut.

  3. Configure “Set Language” Action:

    • Tap on “Language” to select the language you want to switch to.
    • You can also tap on “Voice” to choose a specific voice for the selected language.

Try select text and click share

  1. Now, whenever you select text in any app and tap the “Share” option, you should see your shortcut in the list of actions.

  2. Select the Shortcut: Choose the shortcut you created from the list.

That’s it! Your shortcut is ready to use. When you select text and share it, then choose your shortcut, it will speak the selected text in the language and voice you configured.

You can also add more actions to your shortcut if you want to perform additional tasks or customize it further.

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