How to Make Siri Read Aloud TikTok Video Captions and Text-to-Speech

TikTok’s text-to-speech feature allows you to convert text into an audio clip using a computerized voice. This can be useful for adding narration to your videos or making them more accessible. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make Siri or another voice read aloud TikTok video captions using text-to-speech.

Enabling Text-to-Speech on iPhone

Before using text-to-speech on TikTok, you need to enable the feature on your iPhone first:

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Go to Accessibility > Spoken Content
  3. Turn on “Speak Screen” and “Speak Selection”

This will allow your iPhone to read text aloud throughout the system using Siri’s voice.

Adding Text to Your TikTok Video

Once text-to-speech is enabled, you can add narration or captions to your TikTok videos:

  1. Record or upload a video on TikTok as usual
  2. Tap the text icon (Aa) on the right side
  3. Type out the text you want read aloud
  4. Format the text using markdown for bold, italics, etc.
  5. Tap “Done” when finished

Pro tip: Add line breaks and structure your text into short paragraphs to make it easier for the voice to follow.

Converting Text into Speech

After entering text, convert it into an audio clip using TikTok’s built-in text-to-speech:

  1. Tap on the text box you want to convert
  2. Select “Text-to-speech” from the popup menu
  3. Choose the voice and language
  4. Tap “Done” to confirm

The text will now become an audio clip read aloud by the selected voice.

Choosing a Different Voice

By default, TikTok uses an automated female voice for text-to-speech. Here is how to change it to Siri or another voice:

  1. Follow the steps above to add text
  2. Before tapping “Done”, tap the voice icon next to “Text-to-speech”
  3. Scroll down and select “Siri” or another installed voice
  4. Tap “Done” to confirm

Tip: Download additional high-quality voices from Settings > Accessibility > Spoken Content > Voices to choose from.

Adding Captions

For greater accessibility, make sure to also add captions to your TikTok video:

  1. After applying text-to-speech, tap “Next”
  2. Turn on “Captions” and auto-generate from text
  3. Edit captions if needed before posting

Captions allow viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing to follow along.

Posting Your TikTok Video

When you’ve applied text-to-speech and captions, post your video to TikTok as usual:

  1. Give the video a title and description
  2. Add hashtags and location tags
  3. Tap “Post” to publish publicly or privately

And that’s it! Siri or any installed voice will now narrate your TikTok video captions.

Tips for Using Text-to-Speech

  • Speak slowly and clearly if recording your own audio
  • Break narration into short sentences or paragraphs
  • Add punctuation to improve pacing and inflection
  • Manually correct pronunciation of words in captions
  • Enable captions and reduce background noise
  • Choose an appropriate voice for your video’s tone

Text-to-speech is a great way to add an audio dimension to TikTok videos. With the steps above, you can make Siri or another voice read aloud captions, narration, jokes – get creative!