VoiceOver is a prominent accessibility feature that was primarily created for people with visual impairments. You can hear explanations of what’s on your screen if you have the gesture-based screen reader enabled. It keeps you in the loop with what’s going on the screen, from who is calling to battery level. As a result, even if you can’t see the screen, you can still use your device. Apple provides a function called Screen Curtain to provide the screen more privacy when the screen reader is turned on. You’ve come to the right place if you’re interested in learning more about Screen Curtain and how to use it on iPhone and Apple Watch.
How to Enable and Use Screen Curtain on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch
If you already know the fundamentals, you may skip forward to the fast instructions for using this accessibility function on your iDevice.
What is Screen Curtain?
Screen Curtain is intended to protect the privacy of the screen from prying eyes, as its name suggests. In order to prevent anyone from seeing what the gesture-based screen reader is doing, it turns off the screen.
Screen Curtain makes it possible to use your smartphone while only listening to VoiceOver by making sure nothing is shown on the screen. This privacy option may play a significant role when you are in public settings like an airport or bus terminal.
Once VoiceOver is enabled on your iOS/iPadOS device, you may easily activate Screen Curtain with a single gesture. Remember that when Zoom is activated, the gesture modifies slightly.
Simply tap the screen four times with three fingers to turn on Screen Curtain on your iPhone or iPad when Accessibility -> Zoom is enabled. The identical motion, which involves tapping the screen with three fingers four times, can be used to turn it off.
- When using a Bluetooth keyboard, you will need to use the Control + Option + Shift + S shortcut to turn on/off Screen Curtain.
Enable Screen Curtain on Apple Watch
You must go into the Settings to turn on Screen Curtain because watchOS sadly doesn’t provide a fast gesture to do so on the Apple Watch.
- Launch Settings app on your Apple Watch.
2. Next, select Accessibility.
3. After that, tap VoiceOver.
4. Next, activate the switch just next to the screen curtain.
Enable Screen Curtain Using Watch App on iPhone
The Watch app on your iPhone can also be used to activate Screen Curtain.
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
2. Afterward, pick the My Watch page and tap on Accessibility.
3. After that, tap VoiceOver.
4. Finally, activate the toggle immediately adjacent to Screen Curtain.
Use Screen Curtain to Safeguard Your Privacy on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch
The end! Get the most out of this privacy feature now that you are aware of how it functions to protect your privacy. Make sure to use it to conceal what the screen-based reader is doing, especially when you are in crowded areas. Numerous helpful functions, including Magnifier, colour filters, and the recently added Back Tap, are available in Accessibility. Which do you prefer, and why? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.