While this may sound incredible to many, I consider the Accessibility Suite (for iOS) to be nothing short of a goldmine. It’s because every time I dive into it, I find something really useful. Whether it’s the magnifying glass, color filters, or the super handy back tap gesture that lets you perform multiple actions, like launching an app by tapping the back of your iPhone, it’s got plenty for you to guess. Another cool accessibility feature I came across is the ability to send message effects with voice control on the iPhone and iPad. Here’s how you can do it.
Send iMessage effects with voice command on iOS
Haven’t tried voice control yet? It would be good to go through it first for a better understanding.
What is voice control and how does it work?
For the uninitiated, Apple introduced “Voice Control” in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. You can use it to do just about anything. Whether it be launch apps, edit text, adjust volume or even restart the device, it can allow you to perform actions only with your voice.
Although voice control is primarily designed for people who find it difficult to control the device with their fingers, anyone can take advantage of this accessibility feature to perform hands-free tasks. Save it for those times when your hands are busy or you just don’t find it convenient to use your fingers.
What makes Voice Control so effective is the Siri voice recognition engine that allows it to easily recognize speech. Another thing to keep in mind right from the start is that you need to download a file before you can use voice control on your device. Once the file is downloaded, you can use it without needing to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Therefore, I recommend that you connect to a Wi-Fi network before enabling voice control on your device.
Enable Voice Control on your iPhone and iPad
To get started, you first need to enable voice control on your iOS device. To do this, simply launch Siri and ask it to do the task for you. Additionally, you can also do this from the Settings app.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Now press Accessibility.
3. Then press Voice command and knock Configure voice control.
4. Press Configure voice control then knock To continue. Then press Do to finish. (If you are using it for the first time, you will be asked to configure it.)
- Now a download will start in the background. Once the file is downloaded to your iOS device, a microphone will appear in the status bar, confirming that the voice command is in action.
Send message effects with voice command on iOS
5. Once you have voice command activated, say “Open Messages” to launch the messaging app on your device. So say ” Tap Racit (contact name)”.
6. Say, “Tap iMessagethen say it to type the message you want to send. After that say “Send a long press”.
7. Then the bubble effects menu will appear. Now all you have to do to select a specific message effect is just say, “Press Slam (the specific name of the message effect”.
If you want to send the iMessage with a screen effect, say “Tap the screen.” After that, say “swipe left/right” to switch between different screen effects. There are multiple screen effects such as confetti, spotlight, heart, etc. Once you’ve selected a preferred effect, say “Press send”.
To note: To make things a little easier for you, Voice Control also displays the “action” right at the top of the screen. Besides, it also offers suggestions to help you do things right.
Use Voice Command to Send iMessage with Screen and Bubble Effects on iOS
Here! This is how you can use this accessibility feature to send iMessage with the different screen or bubble effects. The times when you don’t want to hurt your fingers to type messages and send them with effects, you should make the most of them to communicate with your friends or loved ones.
As I said above, this is just the tip of the iceberg as voice control can let you perform a number of tasks easily. Moreover, you can also customize it for a completely personalized experience. So, fine tune it to your needs and let us know how useful it is.