Go to Settings > Control Center and find Announce Messages. Tap the - (minus) next to the Announce Messages. Once you remove it from the Control Center, Siri will not announce any incoming messages.
Make sure you're using a compatible device. Make sure your AirPods or your compatible Beats headphones are paired to your device in Settings > Bluetooth. Go to Settings > Notifications > Announce Notifications and make sure Announce Notifications is turned on.
Stop using Siri to read a message You can do any of the following: Say something like “Stop” or “Cancel” with AirPods (2nd generation or later). Double-tap either of your AirPods (2nd generation). Press the Force Sensor on either of your AirPods (3rd generation).
Go to “Sounds & Haptics” in settings, and adjust the volume slider to your desired volume (note that the ringer preview will come out of your phone even with your AirPods in). You can test the volume in your AirPods by previewing one of the “sounds and vibration patterns” below.
How to set up Siri to read your texts through your AirPods
Apple's new iOS 13 update, which will roll out to iPhones this fall, lets you set up Siri to automatically read your your text messages through your AirPods. That means you don't have to pull out your phone to check your messages while you're walking around a city during your morning commute.
Getting AirPods to read your text messages is very simple. Apple's virtual assistant Siri plays a crucial role in ensuring that the users of the AirPods get to listen to their text messages sent to them. With the Announce Messages feature turned on, Siri can access your incoming messages and read them to you.
And best of all, you can also respond to those same texts–all without ever having to reach for your iPhone or type in some characters. Siri does all the work transcribing for you! Check that your AirPods or Beats support this feature–must have Apple's H1 chip so first-generation AirPods with the W1 chip don't work!
To turn off Siri reading texts from your iPhone, open the Settings app. In the next step, press and choose Notifications. A new page will open in which you will see Announce Messages with Siri dialogue box. You will see options 'Announce Messages with Siri' and 'Announce messages from'.
Stop using Siri to read a message
Simply hold down the Home button (or, depending on your settings) say "Hey, Siri!" to bring Siri to life, then give Siri a command such as, "Read my latest text message" or "Read my text messages." You can even have Siri read specific messages by saying "Read my latest message from [contact's name]."
With your SMS texts and phone calls successfully backed up, you'll now be able to view them at any time simply by logging in to the cloud-based account you had the files sent to and clicking on the XML file that starts with "SMS" followed by the date the backup was performed (example: sms-20180626123456.
Use your AirPods (2nd or 3rd generation), AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max to listen to messages from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. When your device is locked, your AirPods are connected to it, and a message arrives, a chime sounds and you can use Siri to read the message.