How to Use iPhone's TTY

by Danielle Gream

Teletype machines allow deaf and hearing-impaired individuals to communicate using on-screen text. Your Apple iPhone has TTY capabilities allowing it to be connected to a TTY machine via an iPhone TTY adapter, which is available for purchase from Apple. You can quickly prepare your iPhone for a TTY call using the Settings menu.

Tap "Settings" on your iPhone's home menu.

Scroll down and tap the "Phone" icon.

Move the TTY slider to the "On" position.

Connect your iPhone to your TTY machine using your iPhone TTY adapter.

Review the documentation that came with your TTY machine for device-specific instructions.

About the Author

Based just outside Eugene, Ore., Danielle Gream began writing professionally in 2010 for various websites. Gream is the co-owner of a business consulting firm that specializes in leadership training and effective communication. She holds a Bachelor of Science in communication from the University of Phoenix.