I use an iPhone with voice-over and I was getting annoyed that every time I lifted my phone away from my face, it would switch to speakerphone automatically.
I found out the setting which did this, and turned it off but now, every time I click the speakerphone button, it doesn’t seem to work.
I was wondering if there was a gesture to control this.
By Ipadman, 24 September, 2018
iOS and iPadOS
hSwitching t and from speaker phone
Yes! I don't remember where it is. Maybe somewhere in accessibility. But it automatically switches to speaker when you move your iPhone away from your ear and off of speaker phone when you move your iPhone back to your ear. Go to the VoiceOver manual and search for speaker phone. If you don't find anything, go to Apple support for iPhone and search for speaker phone. Good luck!
call audo routing
under accessibility settings is call audo routing
Gesture to toggle between speaker on/off
Wow - This would be a great feature if there was a simple gesture to toggle the speaker on/off or if the hold close and away method would work across all apps as it does when making phone calls.
Actually, I make use of the ability to hold the phone away from me to automatically turn on the speaker and hold the phone close to my face to toggle off the speaker again. This works very well during phone calls. However it does not work when trying to listen to voice mail or in any other situations. Voice Mail is particularly a problem since by the time I flick around to find the Speaker button half of the oice Mail mesage has gone by.
Wouldn't it be nice if we could quickly toggle the speaker on/off in any app? People around me have sometimes gotten annoyed when I couldn't quickly lower the volume of VoiceOver when in a quiet room. How simple it would be to just hold the phone up to my ear to quiet VoiceOver so that only I could hear it and not have to worry about the time it takes to lower the volume by repeatedly hitting the volume switches (and then have to increase the volume again with the volume up/down buttons when I'm done listening quietly).
Anyway, I would love to see this feature available to toggle the speaker on/off across all apps. Maybe Apple is listening!
Audio Destination rotor option
Isn’t there an audio Destination rotor option in the rotor section in Accessibility? I seem to remember seeing it. That might solve your problem.
I was wondering the same
I also disabled the automatic switching to speaker phone, when we move the phone away from our ear because I don't like it.
I wish there was a jesture to activate speaker phone with 3 or 4 fingers or even with both the volume buttons for example.
Whem we make a call ourselves, it is easy to activate the speaker if needed while we wait for somebody to answer.
If we recieve a call, we have to hide the keypad first, and then find the speaker button which is not very quick.