Announce messages through Siri, a new feature in iOS 15 and watchOS 8 that allows your Apple Watch to automatically announce new notifications and messages as soon as they arrive out loud and without the need to unlock the iPhone, as long as you have headphones connected and compatible with Siri, and support This feature is for AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, and many Beats headphones. And the best part is that if it can respond to a notification, in the case of messages, it will wait for Siri after reading the notification to check if you have a response and can then send an automatic reply without having to lift your device or look at it. Learn all about this feature and how benefit from it.

No doubt this feature is useful when you can't reach your iPhone, your phone is out of reach or you just want to keep distractions to a minimum. We'll show you how to enable this feature, how to customize it, and how to disable it temporarily or immediately if you're doing something important and no longer want to read messages out loud.

How to announce messages and restrict applications on the Apple Watch

Before you can turn on Message Announcement with Siri, it's important to note that your AirPods, Beats headphones, or any compatible headphones are connected to your Apple Watch to read messages aloud.

 The list of compatible devices that support this feature are:

AirPods Max ◉
XNUMXnd generation or later AirPods ◉
AirPods Pro ◉
Beats Fit Pro ◉
Powerbeats Pro ◉
Beats Solo Pro ◉

In addition to these headphones, the iPhone must be on iOS 15 and watchOS 8.

To enable this feature, go to the following on your Apple Watch:

◉ Open Settings on the Apple Watch.

◉ Tap Siri, then Announce Notifications, then turn it on.

◉ You can also open Settings on the iPhone, then go to notifications, then notification announcement, then turn on notification announcement.

Choose apps to announce notifications

◉ You can choose which apps are allowed to announce notifications.

◉ Put the paired headphones in your ears.

◉ Open Settings on Apple TV.

◉ Go to Siri, then Notifications Announcement, then scroll up, then tap the apps you want to receive sound notifications from.

By default, apps will be disabled to advertise messages, scroll down to see a list of apps installed on your device that send push notifications, activate each app whose notification you want to read through Siri.

With this feature enabled, when an enabled app receives a notification, Siri will read the message through your headphones. In the case of Messages, or other apps that allow replies, Siri will wait for a reply after the message, say Reply, and Siri will confirm and send your reply directly.

How to Pause Advertisement for Notifications on Apple Watch

If you're in a situation where you don't want to be bothered by the notifications that Siri is reading, or you just want to take a break from the feature temporarily, you can quickly disable the feature by doing the following:

◉ Open Control Center on the Apple Watch by touching and holding the bottom of the screen, then swipe up to open Control Center while on the watch face.

◉ tap the icon Notification Speak Button To speak the notification to stop.

◉ On the iPhone, if the bell icon with sound waves is red, tap it to turn it off, red means it is enabled, and gray means it is disabled or does not have AirPods connected or compatible headphones.

How to quickly stop Siri from reading a message on the Apple Watch

If you're in the middle of important work and want to quickly disable Siri from continuing to read a message, do any of the following to stop reading the message right away:

◉ Say “Stop” or “Cancel” while reading the message.

◉ Press the Digital Crown on AirPods Max.

◉ Press force sensor on AirPods Pro and AirPods XNUMXrd generation.

◉ Double-click on any of the second generation AirPods.

◉ Remove one of the AirPods, it works on AirPods Pro and AirPods XNUMXnd or XNUMXrd generation.

When you perform any of these steps, Siri will be stopped from speaking immediately. This will come in handy when you are in the middle of a conversation and Siri suddenly interrupts you to read a message.

Are you using the feature to read messages by Siri? Do you find it useful to you? Tell us in the comments.



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