Voice reading function that can be used on smartphones! Setting method and usage on iPhone/iPad and Android

Jan. 17, 2021

Voice reading function that can be used on smartphones! Setting method and usage on iPhone/iPad and Android

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What is voice reading software?

Software or service that reads out text, or documents as a voice.

It's more convenient than you think that they will read the text for you.

There are quite a lot of computer-based voice-reading softwares, but I can't find any good ones when I search for voice-reading software for smartphones.

There is a paid PC version,

  • VOICEROID
  • AI talk
  • CeVIO

Etc., you can find quite a lot of voice reading softwares.

However, in fact, voice reading can be used with the standard functions of smartphones.

This time, we will introduce how to use the voice-to-speech that can be used with the standard functions of smartphones, and recommended voice-to-speech websites.

Read aloud that can be used on smartphones

In fact, smartphones have a standard voice reading function.

In other words, you can use the voice-to-speech on your iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone, etc. without searching for software or applications .

It is perfect for those who just want to use the reading function or are not particular about sound quality or voice quality.

The setting method is very easy.

I will introduce it in this article, so please give it a try.

Use voice-to-speech with standard smartphone functions

Smartphone and earphones

For iPhone/iPad

Setting up an iPhone or iPad is very easy.

  1. Open "Settings" app → "General"
  2. Select "Accessibility"
  3. Select "Speech" from the list

Tapping on the speech gives you three choices.

  • Read selected item
  • Screen reading
  • Read aloud text

Make your favorite settings sound.

This time, turn on "Read out screen".

Then,

  • "Voice" selection
  • "Reading speed" etc.

Switches to the screen that allows you to make detailed settings. Please adjust to your taste.

There is Siri in the voice. This is a convenient function that can be read by Siri.

How to use

How to use is on the screen where the character you want to read is displayed

Just slide the screen from top to bottom with two fingers.

This is the start of reading aloud.

The playback panel that appears allows you to adjust the speed and fast forward.

Even if another application or screen is displayed during reading, the reading will not stop. It's very convenient to work at the same time!

For Android devices

If you are using Xperia, OPPO, HUAWEI, Xiaomi, AQUOS, etc., the Android OS is using it.

For Android, you can use these functions by installing "Google Text-to-speech" + free application "Talk" .

It may be a little more troublesome than an iPhone or iPad.

"Google Text to Speech" is usually installed by default.

If you do not have it, please download it from the Google Play Store.

Setting method

"Google Text-to-speech" does not work independently even if it is called an app.

It requires some setups and some effort.

  1. Make sure "Google Text to Speech" is installed
  2. Install free application "Talk"
  3. Open "Settings"
  4. Tap "Other settings" → "Language and character input"
  5. Select "Text-to-speech output"
  6. Check that the "Google Text to Speech..." item is marked.
  7. Tap the setting mark on the right edge
  8. Install voice data
  9. Install your favorite language such as Japanese or English

How to use

First, use the Talk app.

  1. Open Talk and enter the text you want to read aloud
  2. Tap the play button
  3. Text reading begins

When to use sharing

  1. Specify the text range that you want to read aloud on the Chrome website
  2. Tap the "Share" button displayed at the top of the screen
  3. Select "Talk" from the apps that can be shared
  4. "Talk" starts up with the selected text displayed
  5. Tap the play button
  6. Text reading begins

This function can be read aloud by email or memo application.

If there is no "Share" button, copy the text you want to read and paste it directly into "Talk".

Voice-to-speech website that can be used on smartphones

Reading aloud

There are several websites in the world that can use the voice-to-speech function.

This time, I would like to introduce "Ondoku" that has reputation for the newest and the best voice-to-speech performance.

Ondoku's official website

Ondoku is a relatively new voice-to-speech service that was just released in May 2020.

Unlike old-fashioned voice-reading software, it is simple and easy to operate.

It is used by people who want to read various voices, and it is used not only by individuals but also by many corporations.

How to use Ondoku

PC and smartphone

How to use Ondoku for free is very easy.

No need to download apps or software. One of the attractions is that you can do everything with a web browser.

How to use

  1. Access to Ondoku's website
  2. Enter the text you want to read in the text box (you can also copy and paste)
  3. Adjust to desired settings such as the type of voice and the speed of voice
  4. Click read

That's it.

The site itself is a Japanese site, so you don't have to worry about what you are writing.

If you use an overseas site, you will be frightened until you understand how to use it, but a Japanese site is safe!

In addition, the audio can also be downloaded in MP3 format .

Textbooks and prints can be read aloud

Convenient function hidden by Ondoku

This is a function that reads out aloud when you upload an image .

This is a function that allows you to read aloud the images taken with a smartphone.

You can take pictures of picture books, books, textbooks, etc., and read them aloud by Ondoku.

It's very convenient because you don't have to enter each character individually.

[How to use the image->speech reading function]

Voice-to-speech function from the image of Mr. Onomi

  1. Access to the top page of Ondoku.
  2. There is a tab of "character" and "image" above the text box.
  3. Click the "Image" tab
  4. Click the image upload and select your favorite image *For smartphones, you can start the camera here and take a picture directly.
  5. After selecting the image, adjust the reading speed and height.
  6. Click the reading button

Then you can analyze the image and read out the audio in a few seconds.

After loading the image, the recognized characters will be displayed in the text box.

If the reading is strange due to a mistake in recognition, you can edit it here.

Detailed usage is introduced here.

How to use Ondoku's image reading function

 

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