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

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

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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 Pepper Fox on Saturday, January 30, 2021

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.

--Pete