Siri makes it easier to attend to any incoming calls via AirPods or AirPods Pro. You just need to press the Force Sensor to answer with AirPods Pro or double-tap the AirPods (1st or 2nd generation). Similarly, you can use Announce messages with Siri feature to make the digital voice-assistant read the message for you through AirPods Pro. If you are not aware of how to use this feature, we’ll help you get started!

How to use Announce messages with Siri to read your incoming messages?

If you have your AirPods Pro or compatible Beats headphones plugged in, Siri can read your incoming messages. Then you can reply instantly, hands-free. Here’s how you can enable this capability by using Announce messages with Siri feature.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. tap the feature.
  4. Turn on the option.
  5. Enable Reply Without Confirmation.
  6. To manage which contacts Siri should read messages from, tap Messages.

Siri read text messages automatically alongside mentioning the sender’s name. If the message received is long, it will simply announce the sender’s name and inform you that a message has been received. See the detailed description below for how to get Siri to read text messages.

On your Apple device (iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch) go to Settings.

Notifications Option
Notifications Option

Scroll down to Notifications. Tap it to expand the Notifications settings.

Notifications Settings
Notifications Settings

If you have your earphones paired to the device, you can announce messages with Siri on Airpods by tapping the option shown above.

Announce Messages With Siri Box
Announce Messages With Siri Box

Turn On this feature.

Now, when a message is delivered, wait for Siri to read the message. Siri then listens for your reply. Say something like ‘Reply ‘I’m on my way‘. Siri will read your message before sending it.

You can skip this step and configure Siri to send your reply immediately, without reading it back. For this, go to Settings, choose Notifications, and enable the Reply Without Confirmation option.

Announce messages with Siri missing iOS 14?

Check if you have your AirPods Pro, AirPods (2nd generation) or Beats headphones paired to your iOS device. Also, make sure you’re using a compatible device.

That’s all there is to it!

Source – Apple.