I often read ebooks on my iPhone while I walk, but being glued to my screen is a good way to get run over or cursed at. To save my physical and social hide, I use this trick to get my iPhone to read ebooks and articles out loud, turning my whole text library into de facto audiobooks.

The trick is using the iPhone’s accessibility features to get it to speak all text on a given screen—and yes, it “scrolls” for you as well.

Note that to make this setting read books, you’ll have to use iBooks— the Kindle, Nook, and Google Play Books apps do not play nicely. It does work with other apps for, say… more

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