How to Get AirPods to Read Your Texts

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AirPods are a revolutionary product from Apple that have changed the way we consume audio. They combine convenience, portability and sound quality into one small package. AirPods are wireless headphones that connect to your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch to provide you with an immersive audio experience. They come with a charging case that ensures your AirPods stay charged and ready for action.

If you’re looking for a way to get your AirPods to read texts, you’re in luck! Apple has made it easy to use AirPods as an audio reader when connected to your device. All you need is a compatible app and an iPhone or iPad running iOS 10 or later.

To get started using AirPods as an audio reader:
1) Start by downloading a compatible app such as Voice Dream Reader or NaturalReader from the App Store.
2) Open the app and make sure it’s set up correctly for text-to-speech (TTS).
3) Connect your AirPods to your device.
4) Select the text you want to be read aloud and click play!
5) You should now hear the text being read aloud throgh your AirPods.

Using AirPods as an audio reader can be extremely helpful for those who are visually impaired or who simply prefer listening over reading. It can also help with multitasking by freeing up both hands while still getting work done! With just a few simple steps, you can start using your AirPods as an audio reader today.

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Troubleshooting AirPods Not Reading Texts

There are several posible reasons why your AirPods or compatible Beats headphones may not be reading texts.

First, make sure that you’re usng a compatible device. Your AirPods or compatible Beats headphones need to be paired to the device in Settings > Bluetooth in order for them to be able to read texts.

Second, check the Settings > Notifications > Announce Notifications setting and make sure that it is turned on. This setting neds to be enabled for your AirPods or Beats headphones to read notifications from your device.

Finally, if you are using an iPhone, you may need to enable Siri in order for it to read text messages aloud. To do this, go to Settings > Siri & Search and make sure that the Listen for “Hey Siri” setting is turned on and that Allow Siri When Locked is enabled.

If you have checked all of these settings and your AirPods or Beats headphones still aren’t reading texts out loud, then it’s possible that thre is a problem with either the hardware or the software of your device. In this case, we recommend contacting Apple support for further assistance.

Using Siri to Announce Messages

First, you need to open the Settings app on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. If you’re running iOS 14 (or later), go to Notifications, or go to Siri & Search if you’re running iOS 13. Once there, tap Announce Messages with Siri. This will allow Siri to read out loud incoming messages as they come in. You can also customize various settings in this section such as whether Siri should speak messages from unknown senders, who should be allowed to interrupt music playback and more. After making your selections, press the back button and you’re all set!

Reading Texts with AirPods on iOS 15

To get AirPods to read texts on iOS 15, you will first need to make sure that you have enabled Siri. To do this, open the Settings app and select Siri & Search. Then turn on Listen for “Hey Siri” and Press Side Button for Siri. Next, go to Notifications in Settings and tap Announce Notifications. Select either Time Sensitive and Direct Messages or All Notifications if you want all notifications read aloud by Siri. Once thee settings are enabled, your AirPods will automatically read out text messages when they arrive on your device.

Can Siri Read Text Messages Aloud?

Yes, Siri can read text messages out loud. With the Announce Notification feature (formerly called Announce Messages with Siri) enabled, Siri can read texts aloud as soon as they arrive to your AirPods or Beats headphones. This provides true hands-free messaging when your hands are busy.

Lack of Announce Messages with Siri Option

It’s possible that you don’t have the “Announce Messages with Siri” option because your device does not support it. This feature is only available on certain iPhone models running iOS 14 or higher, as well as Apple Watches running watchOS 7 or higher. If you have an older device or lower version of iOS, you won’t be able to use this feature.

Making Siri Read Texts Louder with AirPods

To make Siri read texts louder with AirPods, you’ll need to open Settings on your phone, then select Sounds & Haptics. Once in this menu, scroll down and select the section called “Headphone Accommodations.” From there, turn on the toggle next to “Reduce Loud Sounds” and adjust the slider beneath it to find the riht volume for you.


AirPods are a truly revolutionary and groundbreaking product from Apple. They provide users with excellent sound quality and hands-free listening experience, all while being completely wireless. The AirPods are equipped with advanced technology that alows them to sync seamlessly with any Apple device, as well as having a long battery life that can last up to five hours. Additionally, they come with a variety of features such as voice control, the ability to pause music when one earbud is removed and an intuitive charging case. The AirPods are an incredibly convenient and comfortable way to listen to music on the go and provide users with the freedom of being wireless.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.