How to Unlock Your iPhone When Voiceover Won’t Let You Enter the Passcode

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VoiceOver is a great accessibility feature that helps people with vision impairments access information and applications on their iPhones. It works by speaking aloud the text that appears on the screen, allowing users to easily understand what is going on. Unfortunately, sometimes VoiceOver can interfere with entering a passcode, making it difficult or impossible to unlock your device.

When this happens, it can be very frustrating and disheartening. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to get around this problem and regain access to your device. The first step is to use “Hey Siri” or the Side button to enable Siri and then ask Siri to “disable VoiceOver”. Once VoiceOver has been disabled, you’ll be able to enter your passcode as normal.

If you’re still having trouble unlocking your device, you can also try triple-clicking the Side button which should bring up the passcode entry screen. If all else fails, try rebooting your iPhone by holding down the Side button until “slide to power off” appears at the top of the screen. This should allow you to unlock your device by entering your passcode as usual.

Hopefully, these tips will help anyone who’s having difficulty accessing their iPhone due to VoiceOver interfering with their passcode entry process. Remember, if all else fails, contact Apple Support for more assistance!

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Entering a Passcode with VoiceOver Enabled

To enter your passcode when VoiceOver is on, you’ll need to use Siri’s help. Start by saying “Hey, Siri” or using the Side button to enable Siri. Then, ask Siri to “disable VoiceOver.” Once VoiceOver is disabled, you can enter your passcode as you would normally. You can also try triple-clicking the Side button to disable VoiceOver. I hope this helps!

Unlocking an iPhone When VoiceOver is Enabled

To unlock your ?iPhone? when VoiceOver is on, start by tapping your ?iPhone? to wake the Lock Screen. You can then say “Go Home” to unlock your ?iPhone? with Face ID. If that doesn’t work and you’re presented with the passcode screen, you can say the number of the key on the screen that you want to press. For example, you can say “Tap 1” to press the 1 key on the screen with your voice.

Troubleshooting iPhone Passcode Entry Issues

It is possible that your iPhone is not allowing you to type in your passcode for several reasons. If you recently updated to a new version of iOS, it may be due to a software issue, and rebooting your device can help with this. Additionally, if you are entering the wrong passcode too many times in a row, your device will lock you out. You will need to wait a few minutes before trying again or connecting to iTunes if the problem persists. Finally, it may be due to hardware issues with the device’s buttons or the Home button. You can try resetting all settings or restoring the device via iTunes if necessary.

Troubleshooting iPhone Stuck on VoiceOver

Your iPhone may be stuck on VoiceOver if you recently enabled it accidentally, or if the Accessibility settings were changed unexpectedly. If VoiceOver is enabled, it will speak aloud any taps and swipes you make on the screen, making it difficult to navigate your iPhone. To turn off VoiceOver, go to Settings > Accessibility > VoiceOver and tap the toggle switch to turn it off.

Unlocking Phones with Voice Recognition

The inability to use your voice to unlock your phone is due to changes in the security protocols of Google Assistant. In order to ensure that all Android users have the highest level of security and privacy, Google has disabled the feature across all versions of Android. This means that all users must use a PIN, password, or pattern-based lock screen instead. Additionally, users may opt for biometric authentication such as face recognition or fingerprint scanning, depending on their device capabilities.

Turning Off Voice Assistant When Phone Is Locked

To turn off voice assistant when your phone is locked, open the Assistant settings on your Android phone or tablet. Under “All settings,” tap Lock screen. Then, turn Allow Assistant on the lock screen off. This will disable the voice assistant when your phone is locked.

Troubleshooting iPhone Swipe-Up to Unlock Issues

It could be that you have the Access on Lock Screen feature turned off. This feature needs to be enabled in order for your iPhone to be able to swipe up and unlock. To enable this feature, open the Settings app, tap on Control Centre, and turn the toggle for Access on Lock Screen to the ON position.


In conclusion, Voiceover is an incredibly useful accessibility feature that allows people with visual impairments to interact with their devices. It gives them the ability to use touch gestures and voice commands to control their device. However, if you find that Voiceover is accidentally enabled and preventing you from inputting your passcode, there are easy ways to disable it such as using Siri or triple-clicking the Side button. Additionally, if you find that your iPhone passcode is not working after updating the iOS version, try rebooting the device for a quick solution.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.