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In this guide I will show you how to get Siri on the iPhone with iOS 14 to announce the battery level when connecting or disconnecting the Apple smartphone from the mains. In this way, you can hear the acoustically what percentage of the battery capacity can be used when connecting to the charger and removing the charger. The whole thing runs via the "shortcuts" automation. While trying it out, I noticed a few details that I have listed for you at the end of this guide.
A reader just wrote me that he followed the instructions below and only received the following message on his iPhone 8:
An error occurred while running the automation.
Further clues as to why it did not work could not be extracted from the iPhone. I suppose it's the older hardware of the iPhone 8 because it has iOS 14.6 installed (currently the most current iOS) and it doesn't work. He then tried it on an iPhone XR and there the hack works with the battery status announcement.
You can set up the acoustic playback of the battery level of the Apple iPhone under iOS 14 via the shortcuts app. If you want to try it out, just follow these step-by-step instructions:
I have summarized the most important steps of the instructions as screenshots below. The markings show you where to type at the corresponding point in the process.
As you can see from the pictures, I've tried the whole thing. I noticed the following things:
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