This guide will help you learn how to turn off Siri from reading texts on AirPods permanently or temporarily.
Siri is a smart personal assistant that can help you with a variety of tasks on your Apple devices. You can ask Siri to read messages, play music, open apps, call someone, or find articles. You can also ask Siri more specific questions, such as “What’s the weather forecast?”
It is also possible to grant Siri the ability to read messages. You also don’t have to unlock and open your iPhone to read incoming messages if you’re wearing AirPods. Instead, Siri will automatically read them to you.
However, if you find this feature annoying, you can turn it off to stop Siri from reading messages on AirPods.
Check out the guide below.
How to Turn off Siri Reading Texts on Your AirPods from Your iPhone
Note: This feature is only available on iPhones with iOS 15 and iPads with iPadOS 15 or later.
Your iPhone provides two easy ways to stop Siri from reading messages on AirPods: permanently and temporarily.
Option 1: Permanently stop Siri from reading texts
1 Open Settings.
2 Select Notifications.
3 Select Announce Messages with Siri.
4 Toggle Announce Messages with Siri.
You can also disable it from the Control Center if you’ve added the shortcut there. To disable Announce Messages, swipe down the home screen to open the Control Center and tap the Announce Messages icon.
Option 2: Temporarily stop Siri from reading texts
It is also possible to pause Siri from reading your messages on AirPods temporarily.
There are two options for how long you want to pause Siri: 1 hour or the whole day.
After the muting time has been over, the feature will be enabled automatically. And you can have Siri read the messages back to you again.
To stop Siri from reading messages temporarily:
1 Swipe down the home screen to open the Control Center.
2 Press and hold the Announce Messages icon until a new window shows up on your screen.
3 Select how long you want to mute Siri from announcing messages: Mute for 1 hour or Off for the day.
If you cannot find the Announce Messages icon on the Control Center, it means you haven’t added the shortcut.
Add Announce Messages shortcut to the Control Center
To add the Announce Messages shortcut to the Control Center:
1 Tap Settings.
2 Tap Control Center.
3 Find Announce Messages and tap the plus icon.
Check to see if the Announce Messages shortcut has been added to the Control Center. If you’ve seen it, press and hold it for however long you want Siri to stop announcing messages: Mute for one hour or Turn off for the day.
How to Turn Off Siri from Reading Texts on AirPods from your Apple Watch
If you have an Apple Watch that’s connected to your AirPods, you can also use it to turn off the Announce Messages with Siri feature. It’s pretty handy since you don’t need to open your iPhone.
This is one convenient reason why Apple devices are very popular.
1. Swipe up from the bottom of your Apple Watch screen to open the Control Center.
2. Select the Announce Messages with Siri icon to turn it off permanently.
3. If you want to disable it temporarily, touch and hold the Announce Messages with Siri and select either Mute for 1 hour or Off for the day.
These methods can also work for these headphones:
- AirPods Max
- AirPods (2nd generation) or later
- AirPods Pro
- Beats Fit Pro
- Powerbeats Pro
- Beats Solo Pro
Those were how to turn off Siri reading texts on your AirPods.
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