How to Enable Audio Message Transcriptions on iOS 17

iOS 17 brings exciting updates to personalization and communication. One notable feature is the auto-transcription of audio messages in various messaging apps. These transcriptions conveniently appear under each audio message, allowing for easier reading and identification.

Please note that transcription accuracy is dependent on audio quality.

In this article, we will explore this new feature and guide you on how to enable audio transcriptions on your iOS 17 device. Stay tuned!

What are audio message transcriptions on iOS 17?

Audio message transcriptions are a feature in iOS 17 that automatically transcribes audio messages into text. This can be helpful for people who are unable to listen to audio messages, such as those who are deaf or hard of hearing, or those who are in a noisy environment.

Here are some other things to know about audio message transcriptions:

  • The transcriptions are stored locally on your iPhone and are not shared with Apple.
  • The transcriptions are only available for audio messages that are sent or received after you have enabled the feature.
  • The transcriptions may not be accurate for all audio messages, especially if the audio is of poor quality or if the speaker has a strong accent.

How to Enable Audio Message Transcriptions on iOS 17

When it comes to audio message transcription in iMessage on iPhones, you don’t have to worry about turning it on manually. It’s actually enabled by default on all iPhones. Pretty convenient, right?

Enable Audio Message Transcriptions on iOS 17

Now, here’s the important part. To take advantage of this transcription feature, there’s just one requirement: both the person sending the message and the person receiving it need to have updated their iPhones to the latest operating system called iOS 17. It’s like having the most up-to-date version of your phone’s software.

Once both parties have updated to iOS 17, the audio message transcription feature will work smoothly and seamlessly in your iMessage conversations. So, it’s important to make sure you and your friends or family members are using the latest iOS version to enjoy this handy feature.

Why is my iPhone transcribing my phone calls?

With Live Captions turned on, iPhone automatically transcribes the sounds in apps or around you.

How do I listen to audio text on my iPhone?

  • Open the Messages app.
  • Find the conversation that contains the audio message you want to listen to.
  • Tap on the audio message.
  • Raise your iPhone to your ear.
  • The audio message will start playing.
  • To reply to the audio message, lower your iPhone and then raise it again.

Wrapping Up

And that’s a wrap! You’ve learned all about reading audio message transcriptions in iMessage on iOS 17. If this guide has helped you understand this feature, please feel free to share it with your parents, friends, and anyone else who uses an iPhone.

I hope you found this information useful. For more helpful guides like this, stay connected with us. Thank you for choosing TechYorker, and until we meet again, stay tech-savvy!

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Lara Reyans is a Senior Editor & Content Strategist at The Mac Pinch, based in London. With a strong focus on privacy & security, iOS & Android operating systems, streaming, consumer technology, social media, and ride-sharing companies & technologies, Lara brings a wealth of expertise to the team.

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