In this podcast, Thomas Domville gives us short looks at some of what's new and notable with Accessibility features in iOS 16.
- Door Detection
- New Voices and locales
- Live Captions
- Hover Text
- Apple Watch Mirroring
- Sound Recognition customisation
- End call with Side or Lock button
- Sound and haptics feedback for VoiceOver users to identify the starting point for walking directions in Apple Maps
- Themes and customisation in Apple Books
- Magnifier Activities
- Automatic CAPTCHA skipping
- Screen Recognition item focus
- Use Siri to end calls, set auto-answer, and restart your device
- Configure Siri's pause time
- Custom spellings for Voice Control
- Startup chime on iPhone 14 Pro
Can't find "Mirrored Apple Watch"
I went to Accessibility settings on both the iPhone and the watch and couldn't find it. I tried on an iPhone SE-3, iPhone 12, Apple watch series 4 and 5. On a different note, I like the new SIRI commands, especially the ability to restart the phone. BTW, you can also say turn off the phone if you want to power it off completely.
pretty good podcast.
thx for the podcast, I now know how to enable the bypass captcha thing. I hope that this solution will work everywhere.
Request if possible to decrease the speed of the voice in your phone for the podcast. Have issues with hearing and when is to fast can not understand. Thanks.
Think the Apple Watch…
Think the Apple Watch mirroring will require apple OS 9 which is out on Monday. Useful tool.
Thanks for this run through of everything, very helpful indeed.
RE: Think the Apple Watch…
Thanks. I failed to mention that all of the devices are on beta, so the watches are on Watch OS 9.
Follow Up Answers
@Julian, thanks for the tip that we can also tell Siri to shutdown rather than doing a restart. To answer your question about using the Apple Watch Mirroring. Unfortunately, you will need an Apple Watch Series 6 and newer to take advantage of this new feature.
@Holger Fiallo, thanks for the advice of slowing down my speech rate for future podcasts. What speed rate do you typically use for yourself? That will give me a better idea of where I might slow down the rate to.
Although not related to…
Although not related to accessibility it sounds like the tone for engaging Siri has changed as well. It kind of sounds similar to Alexas if one has the option to have a sound play is on.
RE: Follow Up Answers
Ah, thanks for clearing that up, vis-a-vis the Apple Watch mirroring feature. As far as a suggestion for speech rate during podcasts, I tend to slow mine down to around 50-60% when giving demos, so that most can understand what the screen reader is saying.
Thanks again for all of your work getting us updated with iOS 16 and its new features and how-tos. Stay well.