Does "Hey Siri" on watch wake up work for anyone?

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  1. kjotwani macrumors regular

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    For me, "hey Siri" doesn't seem to activate Siri. But when I long press the crown Siri works fine. Anyone having this issue?
     
  2. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Seems to work fine for me. Did you remember to enable it? From the Watch settings, go into General, and then Siri. Make sure that "Hey Siri" is turned on.
     
  3. kjotwani thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea did that too but still no go.
     
  4. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

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    It works for me pretty much every time.
     
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    Guys if something doesn't work and answers here don't help, call Apple or set up an appointment in the store. Don't just live without it.
     
  8. Mikwehttam macrumors newbie

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    It worked great for me at first, but then yesterday Siri stopped working for me altogether. "Hey Siri" didn't work, and when I pressed the crown it wouldn't recognize my voice. Fortunately, after resetting the watch, unpairing and repairing the watch, and then resetting the watch again it started working again and it's been fine since.
     
  9. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    I think the screen has to be on to call Siri



    What bugs me is I say hey Siri & it pops up so I start talking and then I see the thing I have to press in order to start
    Sometimes I can talk to Siri without getting the press button to start
     
  10. dotnet macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.

    In my experience the microphone button is shown when Siri couldn't make out what I said, like when I'm in a noisy environment, so I can try again.
     
  11. diekehle macrumors newbie

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    at the beginning "hey siri" did not work for me because i was to fast and disabled the clockface. you should wait some seconds. because the watch need a connect to the iphone. If yo just wait and try it sometimes it will work. i think it is a bug and will be fixed with an update.
     
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    Works fine for me as well. However, i've found that sometimes Siri ends up taking forever.
     
  14. Julien macrumors G3

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    I bet the OP was trying with the screen off. I did the same thing on the first day and was confused that it didn't work most of the time. It is a trifle counterintuitive after using "Hey Siri" on the iPhone. However it make sense for battery life to only 'listen' when the screen is on.
     
  15. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    I think SIRI is a brilliant entertainer created and programmed by clever Apple engineers to entertain, attract attention and impress people. Anything that feeds Apples ego is wonderful.

    Oh sure Siri certainly has some advantages if you like that sort of thing.

    For me what I love about Siri is I can be sure it's turned off when I setup any new iOS devices I buy... :)
     
  16. Julien macrumors G3

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    So how do you send/respond to a message using your :apple:Watch??????:eek:
     
  17. chrise2 macrumors 6502

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    Will talk later

    Yes

    No

    Can't talk now..

    Freaky animated smiley face that costs $.30 to send.
     
  18. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    It's easy. First I never talk to my watch / phone in public or at home. It's rude.

    When I enter my car the telematics immediately senses the phone in my pocket, resumes playing the music I'm listening to and is ready for any voice command I give.

    I drive a lot, so this is an excellent setup. When a text message arrives the music is automatically muted, the message is read to me and I'm asked if I wish to respond. I then simply talk to the telematics and send the message. The music resumes and the system awaits it's next task.
     
  19. dotnet macrumors 6502a

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    So, you lock yourself in the closet to talk on the phone?
     
  20. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    You may enjoy that method.

    My answer is already stated in the prior post. :)
     
  21. dotnet macrumors 6502a

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    I have no problems talking on the phone in public or at home. You only use the phone when driving? Some would consider that unsafe.
     
  22. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    In the car I'm alone it's not bothering anyone.

    Everything, radio, iPhone, in-car navigation, personal assistant, climate control, Internet, weather, absolutely everything is voice controlled and hands free. It is very safe. Both hands on the wheel, lane departure prevention, blind spot, monitoring, cameras covering 360 degrees, distance controlled cruise, active suspension and braking for accident avoidance, it's very safe.
     
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    I just hope you haven't been posting all this while driving your car. If you have, please pull over and seek help.

    For the record, it has been ok to talk on the phone in the presence of others ever since AG Bell's first "hello". You just have to be mindful of your company and don't overdo it. Tact, balance and the right priorities, that's all it takes. Neither extreme is desirable or necessary.

    Whatever issues you're having with the world, I don't think the Apple Watch can fix them for you.
     
  25. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    Dictation in general works really well for me, despite having a moderatly thick accent (notherner). However, I am not about to start dictating private messages in public. That is ridiculous.
     

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