How to Stop AirPods from Reading Texts?

Imagine dozing off while listening to music and you miss out on an important meeting, disastrous. Whether you are expecting a message or not, Apple has your back covered with its Announce with Siri feature. Apple has always been evolving its technology with customer satisfaction at its core.

Stop Airpods From Reading Texts

One such feature that Apple added was to read messages and text when you have paired your AirPods with your iPhone or iPad. This feature allows Siri to read texts when the iPhone or iPad is locked and is connected to AirPods.

Whether you want to turn off the feature temporarily or permanently disable it, we have got your back.

In this article, we will provide you all the steps that you need to follow to stop AirPods from reading text.

How to Stop AirPods From Reading Text?

Siri can announce messages with various earphones and headphones such as Airpods (2nd Generation), Airpods max, AirPods Pro, Powerbeats and Powerbeats Pro, and Beats Solo pro.

Additionally, remember that you need iOS 14.3 or a later version on your iPad or iPhone. Here are the steps that you need to follow:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
    open settings on iphone
  • Press the Notification option from the settings.
    click on notification option on iphone
  • You will see the option “Announce Messages with Siri” and on the page. Tap on it.
    Announce message with siri
  • You will now see “Announce messages with Siri” and if the feature is enabled on your iPhone, the toggle will be green. Simply disable announce messages with Siri and it will no longer announce messages on AirPods.

This process will stop Siri from reading text messages if you are using the device. Siri will read the name of the sender of the message and the message if it is short. If the message is too long, Siri will just read the name of the sender. This allows you to reply to messages hands-free without any hassle.

No matter what your mood is, you can always change the settings by following a few steps which are, of course, reversible.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can the steps mentioned above be used for iPad?

Yes, you can follow the method mentioned above for iPad as well. Remember, you will need an iPad 14.3 OS or later.

How to reply to the messages hands-free?

If you want to reply to messages hands-free, you can do it quickly. As soon as Siri finishes reading the text, it waits for your response. All you need do is start your sentence with “Reply” and dictate your response. Siri will read your response loud for confirmation before sending it.

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Undoubtedly, announcing messages with Siri comes in handy when you’re too lazy to get up and check the text, or when you’re driving. However, in some cases, it can be extremely annoying, especially when you’re listening to your favorite Audiobook.

With the steps mentioned above, you can quickly disable the feature or enable it whenever needed. We hope our article helped you to disable the Announce messages with the Siri feature on your iPhone or iPad. What do you think about the feature? Let us know in the comments section below.

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