If you are iOS device,iPhone or iPad user who loves your outgoing digital messages with smiley faces and little Emoji characters, then this little accessibility nugget in the operating system is definitely set to bring some fun.

 

 

When Apple was designing the accessibility options and implementing the Speak feature, we like to think that they were immensely enjoying themselves listening to iOS define what each character represents. Follow through the steps below and make sure you enjoy yourself too.

Emoji characters haven’t always been easy for every user, but they have been steadily increasing in popularity over the years. Using them throughout text messages, emails and social networking conversations can be a great way to add some personalization to the content.

Note that the Emoji keyboard on iOS should be enabled.

Step 1: Open up the native Settings app on the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

Step 2: Select the General > Accessibility menus from within the Settings app.

Step 3: Check that the Speak Selection toggle is set to On.

Step 4: Exit out of settings.

Step 5: The final step is to simply type an Emoji character in any standard text input area. Highlight and select the Emoji icon to bring up the action menu options, and select Speak to hear exactly what iOS thinks the symbol represents.