How to Announce Calls on iPhone Using Siri

Last Updated: March 9, 2017

One of the useful iOS 10 features is Announce incoming calls which didn’t get the traction it deserves. As a matter of fact, there are only a few iPhone users who are aware of this feature. Keeping this in mind in this article we will share everything about Announce calls feature. You will get to know what is announce calls in iPhone and how to announce calls on iPhone using Siri.

Make Siri Announce Calls on iPhone

What is Announce Calls in iPhone?

Siri is an awesome personal assistant for iPhone and has improved over the years. There are a lot of tasks you can do with Siri. Announce calls is one of them.

Announce calls is a feature which if enabled makes Siri announce the caller name on an incoming call. The ringtone will as usual keep on ringing and then audio ducking will make the sound of Siri announcing the caller name higher after which the ringtone volume is restored back to normal.

Sounds useful? Announcing a call is handy in a situation when you have your iPhone in your pocket while running, driving etc. and don’t have access to your device screen.

Do you want to enable it on your iOS device too? Here’s how you can get Siri to announce your next call on iPhone.

Announce Calls on iPhone Using Siri

1. Open Settings app and select Phone.

2. Select Announce Calls under Phone settings.

Announce Calls on iPhone using Siri

3. On the next screen, you will get three options – Always, Headphones & Car and Headphones Only. The names of the options are self-explanatory and there isn’t much to explain here.

What is Announce calls in iPhone

Choose the option which is in line with your wishes.

That’s all there is to it! The next time you receive an incoming call Siri will announce it.

Note: Personally, for me selecting the options Headphones & Car and Headphones Only didn’t work. I received an incoming call with my headphones connected but still, Siri didn’t announce the call when I chose either of these two options.

Always works like a charm and it makes Siri speak the caller name every time an incoming call comes. You can also have a look at the conversation in this Apple discussion thread. Other users too are facing the issue and hopefully, Apple resolves it soon. You can try the solutions mentioned there none worked for me.

We also recommend you to read following Siri related tutorials.

1. How to get Siri to read anything out loud

2. How to send WhatsApp messages using Siri

We hope all your queries regarding Announce calls on iPhone are resolved after going through this tutorial. Do you find this feature helpful? Share your thoughts in the comments.


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