One of the thousands of little things new in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 is Siri’s ability to give us notifications now. Until now, the assistant could announce calls or messages, but now the system allows us to go much further and receive calendar notifications, reminders and more. All this in our headphones and without us having to do anything. Let’s see how to configure this useful feature.

All the notifications we want as long as we’re wearing headphones

Notification ads are designed so that we can know what’s going on in our digital world as long as we’re wearing headphones and not even having to look at our Apple Watch screen. An ideal system for, for example, receiving important notifications while we are out for a run or remembering a certain pending task while listening to The Talks of Applesfera.

This feature requires second generation AirPods, AirPods Pro or Max or Beats headphones connected to our iPhone or iPad running iOS or iPadOS 15. The steps to set it up are as follows:

We open the Settings app on our iPhone or iPad. We enter Siri and Search. We tap on Announce notifications. We turn on announcement notifications.

At this point we have a few options to consider. The first is that in Announce when connecting to, we can activate or deactivate headphones and CarPlay. Then we can enable Reply Without Confirmation, which will make that when we reply to Siri after a notification that supports a reply, the assistant will not read our reply to us before sending it.

Let’s also remember that if a notification allows for a response, Siri will automatically listen to us right after the notification announces, so that we can respond to it without having to say “Hey Siri” just something like “reply to this … “. A very useful option which together with Reply without confirmation allows for very smooth interaction.

Interactive audio notifications. Know everything happening on our devices without looking at a single screen.

Last but not least, we have to choose the apps from which we want Siri to announce notifications. To do this, we will simply touch the applications that interest us in the list at the bottom of the screen and we will activate or deactivate the Announce notifications. After enabling it, furthermore, we can choose between announcing only important notifications or all notifications as long as the apps categorize them.

The subject of notifications has received a lot of attention in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. Measures such as new modes of concentration, with which we can regulate the notifications we receive based on our activity are a clear example of this. Notifications are essential for knowing what’s going on on our devices, networks, and contacts, but they don’t always have to come through a bubble on our lock screen.

Options such as announcing notifications allow us to establish a conversation with the notifications we receive so that, without disrupting our activity excessively, we are aware of the information and we can also interact or respond as appropriate. seems to us. And all this without even touching the screen of our Apple Watch, without forgetting that of our iPhone.