Siri, Please Stop: How to Get Rid of Those Annoying Notifications on AirPods
Do you know those notifications that interrupt you when you’re listening to music on your AirPods? They don’t have to be annoying if you know how to turn them off! You’ll find out how to stop Siri notifications as well as other sources of unwanted audio alerts so you can enjoy your music uninterrupted by pesky notifications.
A Few Ways to Disconnect AirPods From Other Apple Devices
Don’t have an Apple Watch? Keep your AirPods connected to your iPhone and Apple TV at all times so they can receive audio notifications. If you’ve disabled the Siri Notification Settings or don’t want any reminders, like a missed phone call or calendar appointment, disconnect AirPods from your other Apple devices by following the instructions below.
– Go to Settings > Bluetooth > Tap the AirPods option in the list and hit Forget this Device to remove them from all your connections.
The Easiest Way To Disable Siri Notification
You don’t have to stop using Siri completely for the sake of annoying notifications. Just follow these steps for disabling notifications one by one:
-Open your iOS Settings app and tap on ‘Siri’ from the list of items. -At the top of this screen you’ll see a box labeled ‘Allow Notification’. Tap it and turn it off. -If you want to further control how many times Siri will talk before stopping she alerts you (default is 3), turn that number down by clicking and dragging in a left or right direction until you find a number you’re comfortable with. Or, if you feel like having no talking at all after 2 or 3 tries, just drag it all the way to zero at the bottom.
Turning Off Audio/Video Playback Notifications
If you want to stop those annoying Siri notifications from popping up when you’re listening to music or watching a video on your Apple TV, it’s easy. Just go into the Settings app and tap Notifications. At the bottom of the screen, turn off Audio/Video Playback Notifications. Now you’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite shows without interruption.
Some other Apple devices also use audio/video playback notifications. On your iPhone or iPad, go into Settings > Sounds & Haptics and turn off Show Notifications. On your Mac computer running macOS High Sierra or later, open System Preferences > Sound and uncheck Play Sound for Notifications. If you don’t want to mute these notifications entirely, you can use an app like Mute Your Device instead. It has a customizable Notification Listening Mode that lets you choose which notifications get displayed and which don’t. You can even set up Do Not Disturb so all notifications are suppressed except for a select few apps such as text messaging programs.
Turning Off CarPlay Notifications
One thing I was expecting when I received my new AirPods was notifications that would annoy me. However, as it turns out, you can’t disable CarPlay Notifications on the settings screen. (This is a bug in the software!) You’ll need to reset your AirPod WIFI connection to stop these annoying notifications.
1) Put your iOS device into Airplane Mode and wait for the headphones to disconnect from Bluetooth.(You should be back at the same connection status that you had before turning off your Airplane Mode.) 2) Open up Settings and then scroll down until you see a list of available wifi networks. 3) Select one of those networks.
Turning Off All Notifications Except for Phone Calls
If you’re like me and hate having notifications come through your AirPods or any Bluetooth device for that matter, you’ll be happy to know there’s a simple fix. You can actually mute all other notifications (with the exception of phone calls) without muting the sound on your device. All you have to do is go into your settings app and select Do Not Disturb then select Priority Only.