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iOS 15: Notification Announcement On AirPods


If you own a pair of AirPods, then while watching the WWDC 2021 event, you might have gotten excited. Notification Announcement On AirPods and Conversation Boost are some of the new features added to the AirPods on iOS 15. Moreover, in the Music App, we are also seeing spatial audio and lossless audio support. All these features enhance the sound quality of AirPods in iOS 15.

Furthermore, users also have the option to announce notifications on AirPods even when the iPhone or iPad is locked and placed at a distance. This feature is very useful and users don’t have to waste time & energy on non-important notifications. Listen to notifications on your AirPods, that are connected with your iPhone or iPad. Here is how you can use Notification Announcement On AirPods in iOS 15.

Notification Announcement On AirPods – How To Enable It

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If you always listen to music or podcast while working or performing other activities, then the Notification Announcement feature will be very useful for you. Here is how you can enable Notification Announcement on iOS 15.

  • Open the Settings menu on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Scroll down and tap on Notifications.
  • Under the Siri section, you will see Announce Notification option.

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  • Now flip the toggle switch to enable Notification Announcement on your device.

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After enabling this feature, all the notifications will be announced on your connected AirPods. Additionally, this feature is customizable and you can adjust it according to your preferences.

Enable Notification Announcement – Specifics Apps

The user has the option to modify the Notification announcement for specific applications. If you don’t want to hear notifications from a specific application then you can leave it as it is. Here is how you can enable notification alerts for specific apps.

  • Open Settings and go to Notifications > Notification announcement.

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  • Here you will see a list of applications, select the application and flip the toggle switch to enable Notification announcement for the specific application.

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  • Follow the method explained for every application that you want to announce notifications from.

Reply To Notifications With Siri – Enable & Disable Confirmation on AirPods

If you reply to a notification using your AirPods, then Siri will read your reply to confirm the speech to text and to remove any mistakes. However, the user is required to verify the response. But if you trust Siri for reading your response accurately then you can always disable the confirmation step, so you can have the perfect experience without any hassle. Thus, you can have a seamless experience with your Apple device and onboard intelligence system.

  • Open settings on iPhone or iPad and open the Notification, tap on announce Notification.

  • Here you will see an option labeled as Reply Without Confirmation”

  • Toggle the switch to enable this function.

Now Siri won’t repeat the message that you have said. The virtual assistance will just send the message to the recipient.

Which AirPods are Compatible With Notification Announcement

Notification Announcement On AirPods is only compatible with some of the AirPods models. I have provided the list of all compatible AirPods models. Moreover, Apple devices with iOS 15 will have this option, previous iOS version devices won’t be able to utilize this amazing feature.

Here is the list of all compatible models of AirPods.

  • AirPods 2nd generation.
  • AirPods Pro.
  • AirPods Max.


I have used this feature for some time and it seems very useful. However, I don’t keep AirPods with me all time so this feature is for me. But if you keep your AirPods with yourself and listen to music while working, then you’re in for a treat. You don’t have to look at your iPhone every time a notification pops up. This helps in reducing distractions from work and increases productivity.

This is all regarding Notification Announcement On AirPods, If you have any questions regarding this feature, then you can ask in the comment section below. Thank You for your time and keep supporting ItsDailyTech.

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