How to Customize What's My Update Siri Feature

You don’t have a lot of options for personalization yet, but you can choose whether to hear the news or not

If you’re looking to customize Siri's iOS 14.2 What’s My Update feature, the short answer is: you can’t. You can remove (or add, if you’ve previously removed it) the short news clip Siri will play through the Podcasts app, but otherwise the rundown of your day Siri gives you will remain the same. Hopefully in the future, Apple will add more customization options for this feature, but for now, let’s take a minute to learn how to add or remove the daily news update from What’s My Update.

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Remove News from What’s My Update

  1. Say, “Hey Siri,” or summon Siri by holding your side button or Home button down.

    Summon Siri
     
  2. Say or type, “Remove News from my update.”

    Remove News
     

Related: Siri Tips & Tricks: 21 Useful Things You Can Ask Siri

Add News to What’s My Update

  1. Say, “Hey Siri,” or summon Siri by holding your side button or Home button down.

    Summon Siri
     
  2. Say or type, “Add News to my update.”

    Add News
     

For now, this is all you can do to personalize or change your daily updates from Siri. Perhaps more options will be added in future iOS updates, but in the meantime, consider signing up for our daily tips to find out existing ways you can customize your iPhone and Siri.

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Elisabeth Garry

Elisabeth Garry is a Feature Web Writer for iPhone Life. Formerly of Gartner and Software Advice, she has four years’ experience writing about technology for everyday users. As a former college writing instructor, she is passionate about effective, accessible communication, which is perhaps why she loves helping people make the best use of the strongest communication tools they have available: their iPhones. She has a degree in Russian Literature and Language from Reed College.

When she’s not writing for iPhone Life, she’s probably either reading (19th-century Russian literature or fantasy novels), writing fiction, or spending time with her adorable dog, Moosh.