How to activate and deactivate reading messages with Siri on AirPods?

Next we are going to see how we can further personalize the user experience on AirPods, especially in relation to Siri.

Siri can read your messages through AirPods

One of the most useful features or functions is the ability to have Siri read your incoming text messages while you are wearing the AirPods. Although this can be useful in many situations, sometimes we may want to stay focused without being interrupted by Siri's voice. Apple has taken into account that the usefulness of this feature depends on the circumstances and, luckily, offers ways to customize Siri notifications on AirPods.

Next, we'll show you how to stop Siri from reading text messages if you want:

How to disable Siri reading text messages on AirPods?

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Inside Settings, scroll down until you see the “Siri and Search” option. Tap this option to access Siri-related settings.
  • In the “Siri & Search” settings, look for the “Announce Notifications” option and select this option.

If you also use an Apple Watch, you can disable the feature from there. To do this, you just have to swipe up on the screen and touch the “Announce messages with Siri” option to deactivate it.

It is also possible to add quick access to the Control Center on your iPhone, so you can activate and deactivate the option more quickly and comfortably. Here's how to do it:

  • Open Settings and go to the “Control Center” option.
  • Find the “Announce Notifications” icon and select the option.
  • This will add the “Announce Notifications” shortcut to your Control Center.

Now, you can tap it to turn it on or off when your AirPods or other compatible headphones are connected.

Some extra settings for your AirPods

There are other settings for AirPods that you may have also overlooked, such as the voice commands you use with Siri on your AirPods. Knowing them will allow you to make Siri even more useful and adapted to your personal preferences.

AirPods 3 on white background

Why customize Siri voice commands on AirPods? Well, each user has unique needs and habits, so customizing voice commands can streamline your interaction with Siri and improve the usability of your AirPods. Here we'll explain to you how to do it:

  • Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
  • Tap “Siri & Search.”
  • Activate the “Hey Siri” option.

That's how easy it is to make sure you have the option that allows us to use Siri hands-free on our AirPods.

In short, AirPods are an excellent accessory for not only listening to music, but also for keeping up to date with our notifications. Knowing these little tricks will help us get the most out of the device.