iOS 14.5 will let headphone users answer incoming calls with Siri
What you need to know
- iOS 14.5 will release to the public next week.
- The update will allow headphone users to answer an incoming phone call with Siri.
Apple released the iOS 14.5 Release Candidate to developers earlier today, and the latest version revealed a new feature that is coming to Siri.
As reported by 9to5Mac, iOS 14.5 will allow headphone users to answer incoming calls with Siri.
In order to get the feature to work, users will have to turn it on in the Settings app under the Announce Messages menu of the Siri section.
Currently, Siri can announce and have you immediately respond to messages but, while Siri can announce incoming phone calls, you would have to pull out your iPhone or lift your Apple watch to tap a screen and answer the call. Now, you'll simply be able to tell Siri to answer the call without having to touch anything.
This feature will, of course, only work with headphones that support Siri like AirPods and Beats.
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This is A W E S O M E!!! Thanks Apple <3