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How to auto-enable subtitles in iOS 15 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

How to auto-enable subtitles in iOS 15 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

Short guide:

  1. Open the Settings app and tap Accessibility.
  2. Tap Subtitles & Captioning.
  3. On the Subtitles & Captioning screen, tap the toggle switch for Closed Captions + SDH to turn it on.

Before and after

Images illustrating subtitles appearing automatically versuses needing to be turned on manually

This section gives you step by step instructions on how to auto-enable subtitles in iOS 15, with pictures of the screens to help.

Find the Accessibility settings

1. Tap the Settings icon on your Home screen to open the Settings app. Scroll down and tap Accessibility.

Open the Subtitles & Captioning settings

2. On the Accessibility screen, scroll down and tap Subtitles & Captioning.

Enable Closed Captions and Subtitles

3. On the Subtitles & Captioning screen, tap the toggle switch for Closed Captions + SDH to turn it on.

Return to the Home screen

4. When you are happy with your settings, you can return to the Home screen by swiping up from the bottom of the screen or by pressing the Home button on devices with a physical Home button. 

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