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How to enable subtitles and captions in iOS 14 for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

How to enable subtitles and captions in iOS 14 for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

  1. Open the Settings app Note: The Settings app icon may appear in a different place on your home screen than shown in our example, below.
  2. In the Settings app, scroll down and select Accessibility from the list.
  3. On the Accessibility screen, select Subtitles & Captioning.
  4. On the Subtitles & Captioning screen, select Closed Captions + SDH to set the toggle switch to On.
  5. To customise how Closed Captioned + SDH look, select Style.
  6. Choose from the preconfigured options:
    • Transparent - The default subtitle style.
    • Large Text - Subtitles with large text.
    • Classic - White text over a black background.
    • Outline Text - Large white text with a black text outline.
    • Or, choose Create New Style.
  7. If you select Create New Style, you can customise every aspect of how the captions appear:
    • Text: Choose which font to use, the text size and text colour.
    • Background: Customise the colour and background opacity.
    • Advanced options: Set the text opacity, text edge style, and text highlight.
  8. The preview at the top of the screen shows how Closed Captioned + SDH will appear.
  9. When you are happy with your settings, you can return to the home screen page of apps by:
    • On devices with Face ID: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
    • On all other devices:  Press the home button once.

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