How to Make Siri Stop Reading Your Texts

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Siri is a great tool, especially for those of us who are constantly on the go. Besides the ability to set reminders and get directions, Siri can also read your text messages aloud. While this feature can be incredibly helpful in certain situations, it can also be quite annoying if you don't want Siri to read your texts.

Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to turn off this feature. First, open your Settings app and select “Siri & Search”. From there, scroll down until you find the “Read Messages” option and slide it to the left (off). This will disable the setting that allows Siri to read your messages aloud.

If you ever change your mind and decide that you wold like Siri to read your texts again, all you have to do is go back into the Settings app and slide the switch back on. It's as simple as that!

So there you have it – a quick guide on how to get Siri to stop reading your texts. With just a few taps of your finger, you can make sure that only you hear what's in those messages!

Stopping Siri from Reading Messages Over Airpods

To stop Siri from reading your Messages over Airpods, you will need to go to Settings > Notifications > Announce Notifications on your iPhone or iPad. Tap Messages and select either Time Sensitive and Direct Messages or All Notifications, depending on which notifications you would like Siri to read out loud. Once you have made your selection, the next time you have a message arrive while uing your AirPods, Siri will no longer read it aloud.

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The Impact of Siri Reading Messages

Siri keeps reading your Messages because of a feature called Announce Messages with Siri. This feature allows Siri to read incoming notifications from like Messages and Reminders, as well as from supported third-party apps, out loud when your are connected to your iPhone or iPad, you're wearing them, and your device is locked. This way, you don't have to unlock your device every time you receive a message or notification.

Turning Off Airpod Pro Text Reader

To turn off AirPod Pro text reader, open the Settings app on your iPhone. Next, tap Accessibility, then select Speech. Under the Text to Speech section, you will find an option to toggle the AirPod Pro text reader on or off. Once you have toggled it off, the AirPod Pro will no longer read out incoming texts.

Turning Off Auto Read Messages on iPhone

To turn off auto read messages on an iPhone, follow tese steps:
1. Go to Settings.
2. Tap Notifications.
3. Scroll down and tap Messages.
4. Scroll down and tap “Allow Notifications” so that it is no longer highlighted.
5. Go back to the main screen of Settings and select Messages again.
6. Select the “Auto-Reply To” option and switch it to “Off”.
7. Finally, go back to the main screen of Settings and select General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion > Enable Reduce Motion, so that it is highlighted green.
Now you have successfully turned off auto read messages on your iPhone!

Turning Off Voice When Texting on iPhone

To turn off the voice when on your iPhone, fist open the Settings app. Tap on General and then Keyboard. From here, you can toggle off the “Enable Dictation” switch. This will disable voice input when you type in any text field, including when you are texting. If you want to turn it back on, simply toggle the switch back on and confirm by tapping “Enable Dictation”.

how to get siri to stop reading texts

Stopping AirPods from Talking

In order to stop your AirPods from talking, you'll need to turn off Voice Control. To do this, open the Settings app on your iOS device. Select ‘Accessibility' and then tap the Home Button on Android or iOS (or side button for some models). Then scroll down to ‘Press and Hold to Speak' and select ‘Off'. This will disable all voice commands from your AirPods.

Siri Activating Automatically with AirPods

When you have your AirPods in, it is possible that you are accidentally activating Siri with a double-touch on the AirPods. Additionally, Siri may be listening for its wake words and hears similar words that sound like its wake word. To prevent this from happening, you can adjust the settings on your device to avoid accidental activation of Siri or change the wake word to something that is not likely to be heard by mistake.

The Consequences of Phone Reading Messages

Your phone may be reading your Messages becuse you have enabled the Read Receipts feature in the Messages app. This feature automatically sends a notification to the sender of a Message when it has been read by the recipient. If you would like to stop your phone from reading your messages, you can disable this feature by going into Settings > Messages and turning off ‘Send Read Receipts'.

how to get siri to stop reading texts


Siri is an artificial intelligence-powered digital assistant developed by Apple Inc. for its iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS operating systems. Siri offers a wide range of capabilities that alow users to do things quickly and conveniently such as setting reminders, sending messages, getting directions, and more. It also has the ability to understand natural language queries and respond accordingly. Additionally, Siri is capable of integrating with third-party services like Yelp for restaurant recommendations and Uber for ride bookings. Overall, Siri is a powerful digital assistant that can help make everyday tasks more efficient and enjoyable.

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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.