Apple has been able to maintain its position in technology over the years by producing high-quality products that suit the increasing demands of users or customers. Apple Airpods except the 1st generation Airpods have been improved or modified so that the user can comfortably listen to the text message sent to them on their Apple device.
This is an amazing feature from Apple that has made things easier for users to check their messages while on the road or even while driving with the help of Airpods. To know more about the same and learn how to use this feature, you may continue reading this article.
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How to know what generation my Airpods is?
You need to know what generation your Airpods are to be able to perform these functions as this feature is only available in Airpods 2nd generation and above.
To find your Airpod’s generation, you may follow the steps given below:-
Go to the Settings app on your Apple device and then click on the Bluetooth option.
Now, Find your Airpods in the devices list.
After that, click on the Info button (“i” icon) next to your connected Airpods and you will see your model number.
Through these steps, you can easily identify the model number of your AirPods while using your iPhone.
With the help of the Model Number of the Airpods, you can easily discover the model of the Airpods. For example – A1722 and A1523 are model numbers for first-generation AirPods. A2031 and A2032 are the model numbers for the second-generation AirPods.
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How to make Siri read your text messages through Airpods?
Interestingly, this special feature is only available if your Apple device is locked which means that you can reply with your device unlocked. You have to ensure that your Airpods are on and connected to your device.
With this amazing feature, Siri announces the sender’s name and reads the text message sent to you. If the sent message is quite long, then Siri will not read the entire text message. Firstly, you’ve to switch on the Announce Messages with Siri option to enable this feature. For this, follow the given steps properly –
Open the settings menu on your iPhone.
Now, click on the Notifications option (If your device is running with iOS 14 or later). OR click on Siri and Search option (If your device is running with iOS 13).
Now, click on the “Announce messages with Siri” option and turn on the feature by clicking on the toggle.
You can even click on an option called “Send replies without confirmation”. In this option, Siri would type down the answer you speak and will immediately send it to the sender.
After that, click on the “Messages” button on the bottom side.
Now, Choose who you want to receive messages from ( like – from Favorites, Recent Contacts, or All Contacts on your Apple device.
This would enable Siri to send you messages through Siri Voice Assistant.
How do you get Siri to read text messages while the phone is locked?
To activate this feature, you must follow the following steps properly:-
Go to the Settings app on your Apple device and click on the Face ID & Passcode option.
Now, Enter your security passcode when asked.
After that, Scroll down to the Allow Access When Locked option on the Settings menu.
Simply, turn everything on, specifically the Siri feature.
How to stop using Siri to read a message
There are several ways through which you can stop using Siri to read a message according to your Airpod model. These methods are:-
1. You can say “Stop” or “Cancel” and Siri would stop reading your message.
2. Double-tap on either of your Airpods. This system works on the 2nd generation Airpods only.
3. Press the Force Sensor on either of your Airpods (applicable on 3rd generation Airpods only).
4. Press the Force Sensor on either of your Airpods Pro.
5. Press the digital crown on your Airpods Max.
By following these methods, as per your Airpods latest model, you would be able to stop Siri from reading your message.
Can Siri read other languages?
Yes, Siri is designed in such a way that it can read messages in other languages too. However, there may be some specific languages that it can still not read as it is still being processed and worked on. Although they haven’t reached the maximum number of languages, they’re working on some updates regarding the language to fulfill the requirements of their increasing customer base across the world.
How to make Siri read my WhatsApp texts?
Built as a personal virtual assistant, Siri is capable of asking Siri to send Whatsapp texts and read incoming messages. Although, these features are only available on iOS 10.3 or later OS Version and Whatsapp Messenger version 2.17.20.
To enable Siri to reply to your Whatsapp messages, you can follow the following steps:-
Open the settings menu on your iPhone.
Then, Click on Siri and Search option.
After that, Turn on the listen for the Hey Siri option or just press the side button for Siri.
Now, open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
Finally, turn on the use with Siri option on Whatsapp.
You must remember that when Siri reads your Whatsapp messages, the sender doesn’t get the blue ticks to display that you have read that message.
Can this read my message function work on android?
No, sadly, this amazing feature doesn’t work properly on Android devices; they are only limited to Apple devices.
For this announce message function to work on your device, you need to have access to Siri Voice Assistant and that is only possible on an Apple device.
The announce message function is not working
To resolve this issue, you can try these steps which are mentioned here –
- Restart your iPhone. You can do this by using one of the two-button combinations or even through the Force Restart process. By doing this, you would reset the features and it would help you out. Now, try connecting them again.
- You can also consider resetting your Airpods and reconnecting them again. After doing this you can try the announce message again and complete the procedure.
Read More – How do I reset my AirPods?
Airpods have always been beneficial and with these newer developments in Apple devices like these have always been received well. Listening to text messages through Airpods helps out a lot. While driving, many people used to check their phones which would cause accidents so due to this, listening to messages has become easier. On top of that, replying to messages has also become easier.
This helps you save time and stay safe.