1. squill's Avatar
    I have been waiting for years and hoping eventually the iPhone would have an option to announce who is calling or announce who a text is from. This would be great for when you are driving or if you have your phone in your pocket. Does anyone have an idea if this will be available soon?
    09-19-2016 08:05 AM
  2. xboxbml's Avatar
    I have been waiting for years and hoping eventually the iPhone would have an option to announce who is calling or announce who a text is from. This would be great for when you are driving or if you have your phone in your pocket. Does anyone have an idea if this will be available soon?
    It IS available!! Announces name if in contacts...not sure what it says if not in contacts yet...doesn't announce texts but does do callers..
    09-19-2016 08:08 AM
  3. gordol's Avatar
    It IS available!! Announces name if in contacts...not sure what it says if not in contacts yet...doesn't announce texts but does do callers..
    It is? I haven't found an option for that.
    09-19-2016 08:24 AM
  4. gordol's Avatar
    CarPlay, or indeed any car BT with display should show you the info on the car's display.

    Also, any SmartWatch.
    09-19-2016 08:26 AM
  5. xboxbml's Avatar
    It is? I haven't found an option for that.
    It's in Settings-Phone-Announce Calls..
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    09-19-2016 08:28 AM
  6. Beards's Avatar
    It IS available!! Announces name if in contacts...not sure what it says if not in contacts yet...doesn't announce texts but does do callers..
    Shame it doesn't support text/messages as well. My wife uses phone and text announcements on her android LG phone and would move over to iOS if it too supported announcements.

    If it makes her happy it makes my day so much smoother.
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    09-19-2016 11:06 AM
  7. squill's Avatar
    Car Play is expensive and not actually what I am referring to. Also, I don't see anything in the phone settings to announce the call.
    What I am referring to is exactly with Beards said his wife's Android LG Phone does. It announces phone and text. Not sure why you can do this on Android and not iOS. I would think a lot of people would use this feature.
    09-20-2016 02:27 PM
  8. gordol's Avatar
    Car Play is expensive and not actually what I am referring to. Also, I don't see anything in the phone settings to announce the call.
    What I am referring to is exactly with Beards said his wife's Android LG Phone does. It announces phone and text. Not sure why you can do this on Android and not iOS. I would think a lot of people would use this feature.
    As was replied to me in this thread, look in the Phone settings for the voice announcement for inbound calls.

    Messages does not appear to have this.
    09-20-2016 03:04 PM
  9. squill's Avatar
    Yeah, I know but I did mention in my reply I don't see the settings to announce phone calls. Plus it shouldn't be that hard. As Beard mentioned, Android does it.
    09-20-2016 04:45 PM
  10. gordol's Avatar
    Yeah, I know but I did mention in my reply I don't see the settings to announce phone calls. Plus it shouldn't be that hard. As Beard mentioned, Android does it.
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    09-21-2016 10:27 PM
  11. squill's Avatar
    What iOS version are you using?
    09-21-2016 10:45 PM
  12. gordol's Avatar
    What iOS version are you using?
    10.01
    09-21-2016 10:49 PM
  13. squill's Avatar
    Ok thx. I am not.
    09-21-2016 10:59 PM
  14. Massie's Avatar
    Man, I used to love this feature on my jailbroken devices (where it was available with a tweak called Speak Notification). So many options--I always had mine set to only speak when I was using headphones/car speakers, but it went far beyond the phone to include Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Messages, Messenger, etc.

    I'm loving iOS 10 but there are definitely parts of the jailbreak world I miss!
    09-21-2016 11:57 PM
  15. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Ok thx. I am not.
    It came with iOS 10. 9 or below did not have it.
    09-22-2016 12:07 AM

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