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If you’re tired of hearing Siri read every incoming iPhone notification through your AirPods, Beats headphones, or CarPlay, it’s easy to get Siri to stop reading notifications out loud. Here’s how.

First, open the Settings app on your iPhone by tapping the gear icon.

In Settings, tap “Notifications.”

In iPhone or iPad Settings, tap "Notifications."

In Notifications, select “Announce Notifications.”

In Notifications settings, tap "Announce Notifications."

In Announce Notifications settings, tap the switch beside “Announce Notifications” to switch it off.

Switch "Announce Notifications" off.

Siri announcing notifications has now been completely disabled.

Alternately, you leave “Announce Notifications” enabled and fine-tune which apps you’d like Siri to announce notifications for using the “Announce Notifications From” section on the “Announce Notifications” page. To do so, scroll through the list and select any app you’d like to silence, then flip the switch beside “Announce Notifications” to the off position. Peace at last!

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Benj Edwards is a former Associate Editor for How-To Geek. Now, he is an AI and Machine Learning Reporter for Ars Technica. For over 15 years, he has written about technology and tech history for sites such as The Atlantic, Fast Company, PCMag, PCWorld, Macworld, Ars Technica, and Wired. In 2005, he created Vintage Computing and Gaming, a blog devoted to tech history. He also created The Culture of Tech podcast and regularly contributes to the Retronauts retrogaming podcast.
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