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Technology AirPods Pro owners: You can have Siri read text messages right into your ears

18:26  31 october  2019
18:26  31 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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There's something futuristic about having Siri read your incoming messages to you , and it works on older AirPods , too. The new feature will use Siri to automatically read your incoming messages when you 're listening to music or a podcast with some of Apple's compatible wireless earbuds or

Introducing AirPods Pro . Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode and a customizable fit — all in an incredibly light in- ear headphone. Choose from three sizes of soft, flexible silicone tips that click into place. These internally tapered tips conform to your ear shape, keeping AirPods Pro secure.

With the release of iOS 13.2 earlier this week, Apple added new features to our iPhones and iPads. There are several new emoji, the iPhone 11's camera improved, and we finally have access to Announce Messages with Siri, a feature that was supposed to launch with iOS 13 back in September.

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AirPods and some Beats headphones are supported.

The new feature will use Siri to automatically read your incoming messages when you're listening to music or a podcast with some of Apple's compatible wireless earbuds or headphones.

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Siri in iOS 13 can optionally read texts out loud to you through your AirPods or Powerbeats Pro , as soon as they arrive, allowing for true hands-free In iOS 13, Apple’s personal assistant can speak incoming notifications from messaging apps into your AirPods or Powerbeats Pro when you can ’t

Right now, it's limited to Messages . There's also an option to let Siri send a message after you dictate it, without first reading it back to you to confirm it's what If you tap Messages you can select which messages Siri will read messages . The current options include messages from Favorites, Recents

Below is what you'll need, as well as how to turn the feature on and control how often Siri reads your messages.

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There are some requirements

In order to have Siri read your messages, you'll need to have iOS 13.2 or iPadOS 13.2 installed on your iPhone or iPad. And, of course, you'll also need to have one of the following sets of AirPods or Beats headphones:

  • AirPods (2nd generation)
  • AirPods Pro
  • PowerBeats Pro
  • Beats Solo Pro

Another important note: Your iPhone or iPad has to be locked with the screen turned off in order for Siri to read your messages.

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Turn it on, adjust settings

After I updated my iPhone to iOS 13.2, the feature was already turned on, but it doesn't hurt to make sure that's the case and adjust its settings if you like. Open the Settings app and go to Notifications > Announce Messages with Siri.

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In it, you can set Siri to read your text messages through AirPods . Now, when your phone receives a text message , Siri will speak the contents of that message into your AirPods . It seems like Siri should be able to do the same for notifications from other apps in the future, but right now it's purely

Have Siri read your text messages the old fashioned way. For AirPods first-generation, activate Siri by double-tapping your designated AirPod . You can also ask Siri to repeat the message or read again. Siri can read your texts from other messaging apps too as well as read things like email and

At the top of the screen is a switch to turn the feature on and a section where supported apps will show up. Right now, it's limited to Messages. There's also an option to let Siri send a message after you dictate it, without first reading it back to you to confirm it's what you want to send. I leave this off because Siri has been known to totally misunderstand me, especially in noisy environments.

If you tap Messages you can select which messages Siri will read messages. The current options include messages from Favorites, Recents, Contacts or Everyone.

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Reply to a message

When you receive a new message and Siri reads it to you, as soon as she stops talking, you can say "Reply" followed by what you want the message to say. Once you're done talking, Siri will either read the message back to you and confirm it's you want to send it, or just send the message, depending on your settings.

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AirPods Pro . In Settings > Notifications > Announce Messages with Siri , you can also manage which contacts Siri reads messages from. If you customize Control Center to include Announce Messages with Siri , you can use Control Center to turn the feature on or off quickly.

Introducing AirPods Pro . Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode and a customisable fit — all in an incredibly light in- ear headphone. Choose from three sizes of soft, flexible silicone tips that click into place. These internally tapered tips conform to your ear shape, keeping AirPods Pro secure.

It took me a few tries to figure out exactly when to say "Reply" and how the whole feature worked, but now that I have the hang of it, I can see myself using this quite a bit.

Announce Messages with Siri is just one of many features in iOS 13. Between the dedicated dark mode, improved Messages app, and the ability to share what you're listening to with fellow AirPod users, there's a lot to like.

Have AirPods? Have Siri read your messages to you .
There's something futuristic about having Siri read your incoming messages to you.AirPods and some Beats headphones are supported.

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