As accessible as it is personal.

The world’s most personal device was designed for every person. So a person who’s blind can take group selfies. A person who’s deaf can call Mum from overseas. And a person who can’t move from the neck down can send text messages to friends.

Made for iPhone Hearing Aids and Sound Processors

Made for iPhone hearing aids

Apple has worked with top manufacturers to create hearing aids and sound processors designed specifically for iPhone and iPad. These advanced hearing devices provide outstanding sound quality, offer many helpful features, and are as easy to set up and use as any other Bluetooth device. You can quickly access the features and settings of your paired hearing device by triple-clicking the Home button. Glance at the battery status or change the left and right volume, together or separately. And quickly apply your audiologist’s environmental presets as you go outdoors or enter noisy locations, like restaurants, without having to rely on additional remotes.

Made for iPhone hearing aids

Live Listen for Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

Made for iPhone hearing aids and sound processors can help you have better conversations in loud places. Just turn on the Live Listen feature and move your iPhone toward the people you’re talking with.1 Live Listen uses the microphone to pick up what they’re saying more clearly.

Mono Audio

When you’re using headphones, you may miss some audio if you’re hard of hearing or deaf in one ear. That’s because stereo recordings usually have distinct left- and right-channel audio tracks. iOS can help by playing both audio channels in both ears, and letting you adjust the balance for greater volume in either ear, so you won’t miss a single note of a concerto or word of an audiobook.

Visible and Vibrating Alerts

iPhone lets you know when something’s up, in a way you’ll notice. It delivers both visual and vibrating alerts for incoming phone and FaceTime calls, new text messages, new and sent mail, and calendar events. You can set an LED light flash for incoming calls and alerts. Or have incoming calls display a photo of the caller. Choose from different vibration patterns or create your own.

New in iOS 11 Type to Siri

Type to Siri on iPhone

Siri helps you with the things you do every day.2 And now in iOS 11, there’s a new accessibility option to set Siri to “Type to Siri” mode. You can use your onscreen keyboard to ask questions, set up reminders, issue commands and more.

Type to Siri on iPhone

FaceTime

FaceTime on iPhone

Catch every gesture and facial expression — from raised eyebrow to ear-to-ear smile. High-quality video and a fast frame rate make FaceTime ideal for people who communicate using sign language. And because Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch all come equipped with FaceTime, you can talk to iOS and macOS users across the street or across the globe.3

Messages with iMessage

iMessage lets you start up a conversation without needing to say or hear a word. Send unlimited messages to anyone on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch or Mac. Or send a group message to keep everyone in the loop. You can also share photos, videos, locations, links or the occasional emoticon.4

FaceTime on iPhone

Updated Closed Captions

Watch movies, TV shows and podcasts with closed captions. Just look for the CC icon to buy or rent captioned movies from the iTunes Store or find captioned podcasts in iTunes U. Download straight to your iPhone to watch on the go. iOS also supports open captions and subtitles. You can even customise captions with different styles and fonts, including styles that are larger and outlined for better legibility. For those who are deaf-blind, iPhone lets VoiceOver users access closed caption and subtitle tracks through their braille displays.

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