One of the thousands of small novelties in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 is the ability that Siri now gains to announce notifications to us. Until now the assistant could announce calls or messages, but now the system allows us to go much further and receive calendar notifications, reminders and more . All this in our headphones and without us having to do anything. Let’s see how to configure this useful functionality.
All the notifications we want as long as we wear headphones
Notification ads are designed so that we can know what is happening in our digital world as long as we wear headphones and without even having to look at the screen of our Apple Watch . An ideal system to, for example, receive some important notifications while we have gone out for a run or remember a certain pending task while we listen to The Talks of Applesfera .
This functionality requires second generation AirPods, AirPods Pro or Max or Beats headphones connected to our iPhone or iPad running iOS or iPadOS 15. The steps to configure it are as follows:
- We open the Settingsapp on our iPhone or iPad.
- We enter Siri and Search.
- We tap on Announce notifications.
- We activate Announce notifications.
At this point we have some options to consider. The first is that in Announce when connecting to we can activate or deactivate Headphones and CarPlay . Then we can activate Reply without confirmation , which will cause that when we answer Siri after a notification that supports a response, the assistant does not read us our response before sending it.
Let us also remember that if a notification allows a response, Siri will listen to us automatically just after the notification is announced, so we can reply to it without having to say “Hey Siri” simply something like “answer that …”. A very useful option that, together with Reply without confirmation, allows a very fluid interaction.
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Last but not least, we must choose which apps we want Siri to announce notifications from. To do this, we will simply touch the apps that interest us in the list at the bottom of the screen and we will activate or deactivate Announce notifications . After activating it, in addition, we can choose between announcing only important notifications or all notifications as long as the applications classify them.
The subject of notifications has received a lot of attention in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. Measures such as the new modes of concentration , with which we can regulate which notifications we receive based on our activity are a clear example of this. The notifications are critical to know what is happening in our devices, networks and contacts, but they not always have to come through a little bubble in our locked screen.
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Options such as announcing notifications allow us to establish a conversation with the notifications we receive so that, without interrupting our activity in excess, we are aware of the information and we can also interact or answer as we see fit. And all this without even touching the screen of our Apple Watch, not to mention that of our iPhone.