Voice Control is a powerful new Accessibility feature introduced in iOS 13. With Voice Control enabled, you can operate your iPhone almost entirely through voice commands.
That might sound a lot like Siri, the voice-controlled digital assistant, but this new feature is actually very different. Voice Control is more like a substitute for touching the iPhone’s screen, so anything you’d normally have to physically interact with the device to do, you can now accomplish just by speaking.
Simple commands, like “go home” or “go back,” are allowed. But you can also instruct your iPhone to open specific apps, enter words in a text field and edit them after the fact, zoom in and out, drag and drop and even invoke 3D Touch, all using your voice. And if you’re in a situation where you must interact with an on-screen button that isn’t clearly labeled or obvious, you can instruct iOS to number all the actionable elements on your phone’s screen, allowing you to say a specific number to trigger that particular function.
Here’s how to start using Voice Control:
1. Open Settings
2. Tap Accessibility
3. Tap Voice Control.