few things More annoying than when Siri hijacks your AirPods to read aloud a series of text messages while listening to a fun podcast episode or a great song. This feature allows Siri to announce iMessage notifications, reminders, and third-party apps (such as Slack, Snapchat, Twitter, WhatsApp, and more) through AirPods, Beats, and CarPlay. You can also respond to alerts hands-free.
In theory, it sounds very useful, but for those who tend to receive a lot of notifications at once (from things like crowded group chats or Twitter replies), it can be annoying. Even though it’s not enabled by default, it’s possible that you accidentally turned it on via a popup while pairing your new AirPods (or Beats) or when upgrading to iOS 15. If you had no idea how to turn it off, I’ve got you covered. If this method (for some reason) really inspired you to turn the feature employmentWe’ll guide you through the process, too.
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How to turn off notifications
You can turn off the feature using your iPhone or iPad. The ability to manage Siri ads is slight It’s buried in the settings menu, but you can access it in a few simple steps.
- to open Settings and press Notices.
- tap on Advertise notifications and toggle the feature off.
Then, you’re all set! You no longer have to worry about Siri sneaking into your AirPods with tons of text messages, reminders and any other alerts.
If you don’t want to turn off the feature completely, you can turn off the headphones option specifically under Ad when you call. Instead, Siri will only announce notifications through CarPlay (if your car supports it). But you can turn this setting off as well. Here’s how:
- inside Advertise notifications tap on Carplay
- switch out Advertise messages
You also have the option to add a tile to the Control Center, allowing you to turn it on and off as you wish without having to dig into the settings menu. You can add tiles by:
- to open Settings and press Control Center.
- Scroll down to More controls to Advertise notifications
- Press the green plus button