How to Make iPhone Speak Caller’s Name or Number

You can now enable your iPhone or iPad running iOS 13 or later to announce who is calling you.

iOS 13 is deservedly called the biggest ever update thanks to countless exciting features. No wonder the latest iOS ecosystem has outpaced its predecessors in terms of fast adoption rate. Whether it’s the fantastic dark mode, swipe keyboard or the revamped Apple Maps, iOS 13 has got plenty to win you over.

There is a neat feature called “Announce Call” which has been designed for the Phone app. Once enabled, it lets you have your iPhone announce who is calling when receiving a phone call. Your device will vocalize the name of the caller based on the caller ID. In case the phone number is not in your contact list, it will tell you that it’s an unknown number. Here is how it works.

How to Make iPhone Announce Caller’s Name and Number in iOS 13 and iOS 12

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Scroll down and tap on the Phone app.

Open Settings on iPhone and Tap on Phone

Step #2. Under Calls, tap on Announce Calls.

Tap on Announce Calls in iPhone Phone Settings

Step #3. Now, you have to specify in which condition your smartphone will announce calls.

There are four options:

  • Always: Let your iPhone announce calls always.
  • Headphones & Car: Only when you are in the car or using headphones.
  • Headphones Only: Only when you are using headphones.
  • Never: Never let your iPhone announce calls.

In this test, we are going to choose Always.

Select Always to Make iPhone Speak Caller Name or NumberiOS 13 is receiving a warm welcome by iOS users worldwide. Analysts believe that its adoption will be a lot faster than the previous iOS versions.

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Summing up…

For the first time, Apple introduces dark mode on its iPhone and iPad, and this is truly a big step. iOS 13 is incredibly faster and lighter; therefore, it is likely to be adopted more and faster than its predecessors.

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