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How to Configure iPhone Accessibility Features

The iPhone is praised for the large amount of accessibility features included as standard, but how do you know what is available and how to set it up? This article explores how to configure iPhone accessibility features.

Genius Bar / Apple Store can configure iPhone accessibility features

For hands on help, if you are near an Apple Store you can book into the Genius Bar and get help setting up your iPhone to meet your needs. Therefore, depending on how comfortable you are with technology, this may be the best option.

Apple Accessibility Shortcut

Apple Shortcuts app includes a range of Shortcuts to make the iPhone more accessible. The iPhone and iPad Accessibility Assistant Shortcut guides you through questions and configures your iPhone based on your needs.

  • Open the Shortcut app on your iPhone
  • Search for “iPhone and iPad Accessibility Assistant”
  • Run the shortcut

Re-run the shortcut to adjust the accessibility settings based on your current needs.

Online help to Configure iPhone Accessibility Features

One of the best resources on the internet for configuring devices, is the Ability Net My Computer My Way website. The site starts by asking about your device and disability, it goes on to provide many options for configuring your device in simple and easy to follow language.

If you are visually impaired, AppleVis is the go-to resource for all things Apple.

Apple Support

You can also find a range of support available from Apple Accessibility Support – Official Apple Support

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By Tim Dixon

Tim Dixon has worked in IT for over 20 years, specifically within the Testing Inspection and Certification industry. Tim has Cone Dystrophy, a progressive sight loss condition that impacts his central vision, colour perception and makes him sensitive to light. He likes to share his experience of life and how he navigates the abyss of uncertainty.

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