How to Turn Off AirPod Notifications

How to Turn Off AirPod Notifications

AirPod notifications are notifications that Siri announces when you’re not using your iPhone. These notifications are for apps such as iMessage, Instagram, Facebook, Gmail, WhatsApp, etc. This feature is only available on iPhone.

AirPod notifications can be helpful in many cases but annoying when they interrupt music or a podcast you’re listening to.

The feature was introduced in iOS 15 and can easily be disabled in the Settings app. You can also limit the number of apps that announce notifications, so you only get AirPod notifications of apps that are important to you.

Turn off AirPod notifications in Settings

  1. Tap Settings.

    Settings App on the iPhone
    Tap Settings.

  2. Go to Notifications.

    Notifications Settings on the iPhone
    Tap Notifications.

  3. Under the “Siri” section, tap Announce Notifications.

    AirPods Notifications on the iPhone
    Tap Announce Notifications.

  4. Tap the toggle next to “Announce Notifications” to disable it. Now your AirPods won’t announce any notifications at all.

    Option to Disable AirPods Notifications on the iPhone
    Disable AirPod notifications by tapping the toggle.

Turn off AirPod notifications for specific apps

If you don’t want to turn off AirPod notifications for all apps, you can disable them for specific apps such as Instagram, Facebook, and iMessage. This way, you won’t get AirPod notifications for apps that aren’t important to you.

  1. Make sure “Announce Notifications” is enabled.

    Enabling AirPods Notifications on the iPhone
    Tap the toggle to enable AirPods notifications.

  2. Scroll down and tap on any app in the “Announce Notifications From” list.

    Option to Enable AirPods Notifications for Specific Apps
    Tap on any app from the list.

  3. Tap Announce Notifications to disable it. You’ll no longer receive AirPod notifications for this app.

    Turning Off AirPods Notifications for Specific Apps
    Tap the toggle to turn off AirPods notifications for the app.

Phoebe is an HR assistant in her day job, but is also a web blogger that loves writing guides and sharing her experiences. When she is not out with her friends, she enjoys traveling or binge-watching Netflix. She graduated with a BA in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Utah, and is a chief editor at TechObservatory.

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