voiceover no longer reads name of who's calling even if they are in your contacts

iOS and iPadOS

Hi, in 14.4 Voiceover no longer reads who is calling even if they are in your contacts. Is anyone else noticing this?



Submitted by Missy Hoppe on Saturday, January 30, 2021

I haven't noticed this particular issue, but most of the actual calls I get are robo calls. I've turned on the function for it to tell me who's calling, but since I have distinct ringtones for all of my closest friends and family, I don't truely rely on the call announcements. I still hope this gets fixed, though, as it would be helpful to hear who's calling when I hear my default ring tone.

Submitted by Jenna Pepper on Saturday, January 30, 2021

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This has been happening since 14.2 for me. I noticed that it seems to fix itself if I switch to a different voice.

Submitted by peter on Monday, February 1, 2021

The first thing I would do is reboot the phone.

A similar problem happened several iOS versions ago. The solution was to delete your contacts from the phone and get the backup from the iCloud backup of contacts.