How to Announce Messages with Siri on an iPhone 11

Apple’s Airpods are great to use with an iPhone because they sound good, connect easily, and unlock some additional features.

One of these features is the ability to have Siri announce text messages when your Airpods are connected.

This feature requires Siri to be activated on your iPhone, and you need to turn on a setting for it to work.

Our guide below will show you where to find this setting so that you can start announcing messages with Siri on your iPhone.

How to Make Siri Read Text Messages on an iPhone 11

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Notifications.
  3. Select Announce Messages with Siri.
  4. Turn on the Announce Messages with Siri option.

Our guide continues below with more information and pictures for these steps.

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How to Announce Messages with Siri on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 14.3. Note that this feature only works with second generation Airpods and some Beats headphones.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open Settings

Step 2: Open the Notifications menu.

open Notifications

Step 3: Touch the Announce Messages with Siri option.

choose the Announce Messages with Siri option

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Announce Messages with Siri to turn it on.

how to make Siri read text messages on iPhone 11

if Siri isn’t already enabled on your iPhone then you will see a prompt at the bottom of the screen to enable it.

Check out our guide on what does delivered mean on iPhone if you’ve seen that notification and wondered what it meant.

As mentioned earlier you can have Siri read messages with having to unlock your iPhone if you have second generation AirPods or some Beats headphones connected to your iPhone.

Siri will try not to interrupt you when reading these messages and will continue listening after reading so that you can reply to the message.

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