In addition to phone calls and text messages, Siri can now announce your app notifications.
A convenient new feature in iOS 15 (now available in public beta) is the ability to have Siri read notifications from Apple and third-party apps. For some time now, users have been able to choose to have Siri broadcast phone calls and text messages, but the ” Announce Notifications ” allows you to customize the additional reminders you’ll hear when using AirPods or certain Beats models or using CarPlay.
Also, once you read the notification, Siri will pause and listen to your response without having to say “Hey Siri”. This means that you can receive and respond to alerts while running or driving without having to lift and unlock your device.
How to set up Announce Notifications in iOS 15
First of all, iOS 15 is a public beta, if you can’t wait to use this feature, you can give it a try now. Otherwise, iOS 15 will be released this fall.
When you start iOS 15 for the first time, you may be prompted to set up a notification banner. If you missed this or want to come back later, you will find what you need in “Settings”> “Siri and Search”. Touch the notification notification to activate and customize this feature.
For example, you can choose whether you want to use notification notifications through paired headphones, CarPlay, or both. You can also enable unconfirmed replies so Siri can reply without reading your reply first. Finally, you can select the application that you want to receive notification notifications.
Back in your Siri and search settings, you can also customize the incoming call notification. As with iOS 14, choose whether you want to receive notifications via headphones and car, headphones only, always or never.
Note that the announcement message (this is the existing SMS announcement feature) is now part of the announcement notification, rather than a separate configuration.
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