How to Have Your iPhone 7 Speak the Caller’s Name or Number

When you receive a phone call on your iPhone, the call takes over the entire screen. You can view the identity of the caller at the top of the screen, and you can use the buttons at the bottom of the screen to either accept or reject the call. But if your iPhone is in your pocket, or you are otherwise unable to look at the screen, then you might be in search of an option that will audibly tell you who the caller is.

Fortunately this is an available setting on your iPhone 7 in iOS 10, and it is called “Announce Calls.” You have four different options from which you can choose for this setting, which allows you to control when your calls should be announced. Our tutorial below will show you how to find and use this option.

 

How to Enable the “Announce Calls” Setting in iOS 10

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10. Once you have enabled this setting, your iPhone will say the name of the caller (if they are a stored contact), the phone number (if they are not a contact), or it will say “Unknown Caller” if the phone number cannot be identified.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the Settings menu

 

 

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Phone option.

open the Phone menu

 

 

Step 3: Tap the Announce Calls button near the top of the screen.

select the announce calls option

 

 

Step 4: Select the option that you would like to use for your iPhone to announce calls. We have selected Always in the image below, which means that the caller will always be announced.

how to enable the announce calls feature on your iphone

 

 

“Raise to Wake” is a new feature in iOS 10 that causes the screen to light up whenever you lift the iPhone. This article will show you how to adjust that setting if you would prefer that this not occur.

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