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How to Announce Calls and Notifications on iPhone

by Subham Raj
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Making and receiving calls is one of the basic functionalities that every user does on their iPhone. But at times, it can be really inconvenient to reach your iPhone just to see who’s calling. This can happen when you are driving or when your iPhone is in the other room. Fortunately, iPhone has a call announcement feature that lets you hear the caller’s name. Let’s dive right into how to announce calls on iPhone.

Enable Announce Calls on iPhone

iPhone announcing the caller’s name is a really helpful feature and enabling it is an effortless process. Here are the simple steps to follow.

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

2. Scroll down and tap on Siri & Search.

3. Now tap on Announce Calls.

Siri & Search Settings iOS

4. Tap on Always if you want the call to be announced always. You can also choose “Headphones Only” or “Headphones & Car” to announce the caller’s name when it is connected to your car or your AirPods or any other headphones.

Announce Calls iOS

Must Read: How to Enable/Disable Power Button Ends Call on iPhone.

Enable Announce Notifications on iPhone

Just like announcing a caller’s name, you can also announce notifications on your iPhone. Here are the steps to do so.

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

2. Scroll down and tap on Accessibility.

3. On the Accessibility page scroll to the General section and tap on Siri.

Accessibility Settings iOS

4. Now enable the toggle named Announce Notifications on Speaker.

5. Tap on Announce Notifications that just appeared after enabling the option.

Siri Accessibility Settings iOS

6. Scroll and tap on the App whose notification you want to be announced. For example, I’m tapping on Instagram.

7. Enable Announce Notifications. Now all the notifications from that app will be announced.

Announce Calls and Notification Settings iOS


1. How to turn off call announcements on iPhone?

If you don’t like this feature and want to get rid of this, go to Settings > Siri & Search > Announce Calls > Never.

2. Will Siri also announce unknown callers?

Yes. Siri will speak out the numbers of unknown callers when they are calling on your iPhone.

3. Will Siri announce WhatsApp and other internet calls too?

Yes. We tested some popular apps like WhatsApp and Telegram and they worked flawlessly.

4. Can I announce calls or notifications on my iPad too?

Yes. Plus the steps to do so are completely identical to the iPhone one, so just follow the above-mentioned steps and you are good to go.

When Not to Use Call Announcements

In short, announcing calls and notifications is one of the handy features present on your iPhone. However, there are situations where you may want to disable call and notification announcement feature like while in a meeting, public places, etc. It is most useful when driving or when you are wearing a headphone or working alone. Unfortunately, there is no way to schedule calls and notification announcements yet but hopefully, Apple will push an update soon.

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