Your iPhone can do some interesting things when you’re wearing headphones such as the AirPods.
One of these features will cause it to say the name of a contact, or read their phone number, when you are receiving a call.
But it’s possible that you are looking to turn off call announcement iPhone 13 settings if that feature isn’t useful to you, or you find it to be disruptive to your workflow.
How to Disable iPhone Call Announcements
- Open Settings.
- Choose Phone.
- Select Announce Calls.
- Tap Never.
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to turn off call announcement iPhone 13 settings, including pictures of these steps.
Your iPhone and Siri can offer some useful and interesting voice interactions. Having Siri read you a text message or a notification can be useful if your hands are full, and telling her to create calendar appointments or reminders is really handy.
But some of the convenience features that exist may not be things that you enjoy or find useful, such as call announcements.
When you receive a phone call on your iPhone, there might be an “announcement” to tell you who is calling. this setting might occur when you are wearing headphones, when you’re in the car, or it might even happen all the time.
You can turn off call announcements on your iPhone 13 by going to Settings > Phone > Announce Calls > then choosing the Never option.
Now when you get a phone call you will need to look at your phone screen to see who it is and decide whether or not you want to answer.
Our article continues below with more information on the iOS call announcement feature so that you can decide if you need to adjust the setting or turn it off completely.
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How to Stop Announcing Calls on an iPhone 13 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 15.3.1 operating system but will work on a lot of other iPhone models in many of the older iOS versions.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Phone option.
Step 3: Choose the Announce Calls button.
Step 4: Tap the Never option from this screen to shut off all call announcements.
Now that you know how to turn off call announcement iPhone 13 settings you may be interested in changing some additional related options as well.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion of the iPhone’s call announcement feature.
More Information on How to Change the Call Announcements on an iPhone 13
There are a handful of different settings for the Call Announcement setting. These options are:
- Headphones & Car
- Headphones Only
In our guide above we chose the “Never’ option, but you may decide to go with something else. For example, these call announcements can be pretty useful if your phone has CarPlay, as the phone will tell you who is calling so that you don’t need to look at the screen.
Additionally, if you often listen to headphones while you work, then your phone might be sitting on your desk next to you. By letting the device announce calls you can know who is calling without having to stop what you are doing to pick up the phone.
The Phone menu in the Settings app provides some other useful settings that you might want to adjust. These include:
- Wi-Fi Calling
- Calls on Other Devices
- Respond with Text
- Silence Unknown Callers
- Call Blocking & Identification
- Blocked Contacts
- SMS/Call Reporting
- Change Voicemail Password
- Dial Assist
Of particular note are the options related to call blocking, such as what your phone will do when you have a call from an unknown caller.
If you don’t get a lot of calls from people that aren’t your contacts, then the “Silence Unknown Callers” option can be great. This means that any call that comes from someone that isn’t a contact will automatically put into silent mode so that you don’t even know they’re calling you.
Frequently Asked Questions About How to Announce Incoming Calls on an iPhone 13
How do I stop my iPhone from announcing calls?
If you no longer wish your iPhone to tell you about calls, you can open the Settings app from your Home screen, then select Phone. On the next screen you can tap Announce Calls and choose from the options listed there.
How do I turn off caller name announcement?
If you don’t want Siri to say the name of your callers, then you need to disable the call announcement feature on the device at Settings > Phone > Announce Calls > and select Never.
What is the announce calls feature on an iPhone 13?
The announce calls feature on your iPhone is something where the device will say the caller’s name when you receive a phone call. This is most useful when you are using headphones or in the car, but it can be turned on for every call, too.
Why does my iPhone read a phone number aloud when I get an incoming call?
If your iPhone is reading a phone number aloud when you receive a call then that means you have the “Announce Calls” feature enabled, and the caller is not in your address book. If you add the number as a contact, then Siri will say their name instead.
How do I disable or enable Siri on my iPhone 13?
If you would like to start using Siri, or if you don’t want to have her enabled on your device, then you can go to Settings > Siri & Search > and turn off the options in there like Hey Siri, Press Side Button for Siri, and Allow Siri When Locked.
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