Has Apple finally fixed “raise to speak”

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  1. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    I’m running 5.1.3 and raise to speak it working great.

    This was one of those features I was looking forward to upgrading from s0 but man was it terrible. When it worked it felt like magic, but that was maybe 2/10 times. With the latest update it’s working 10/10 times when the screen is lit up.

    For people who turned this off before. Give it a try again
     
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  4. ZEEN0j thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Really? I’ve had the same issue since I got s4 through all updates until this one. I’m getting more Siri triggers where I didn’t intend to compared to before though. As if apple had tweaked something. Really hoping this doesn’t change for me in the next update. I’m walking around the house shooting HomeKit commands to my watch as fast as the watch lets me and no fails.
     
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Maybe my wrist doesn’t work properly, but that’s surprising seeing as it gets more than enough action.
     
  6. jaybar macrumors 6502a

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    I’m on the latest software. Series 4 watch. Does not work for me.
     
  7. CreepyAF macrumors regular

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    It’s always worked for me. I raise my wrist, wait a second, then speak.
     
  8. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000

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    For me it works, but not all the time. Apple Watch Series 3 42mm.
     
  9. juiz206 macrumors member

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    Does not work if I use other language than English.
     
  10. hologram macrumors 6502

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    Wait for the display to go dark, then raise your watch to wake the display and speak when it gets to your mouth. Apple recommends starting from a sleeping display, and it always works for me.
     
  11. jaybar macrumors 6502a

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    Still not working. No matter what I do. Could the watch be defective? I can do dictation. I can activate Siri with the crown or with hey Siri. Not just raise to speak.
     
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    You said something here that seems to be the difference maker for me. When it gets to your mouth. When I look at my watch my wrist normally stays pretty low. About waist high, or mid-chest if I'm standing. But if I bring the watch up to where it's almost level with my chin, or just a bit below, then the feature seems to work much more reliably. So it seems that the action of raising your wrist isn't enough, proximity to your mouth seems to have something to do with it too.

    Not entirely sure how I feel about this. On one hand, I'm glad I now know how to get it working more reliably. On the other, I don't know how I feel about needing to change the way I look at my watch just to get this to work. I'll probably stick with using "Hey Siri." In fact, now that I know this I may just disable raise to speak entirely.
     
  13. jaybar macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks

    I tried all of the suggestions INCLUDING raising the watch to mouth level. NOTHING WORKS!
     
  14. Disneymom2003 macrumors member

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    I would contact Apple. I don’t have a problem at all
     
  15. hologram macrumors 6502

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    I think it's a good thing, otherwise it would be triggered by the TV, radio, co-workers, etc. This way, it will only trigger a response if you "do it right", which really only takes a second and prevents accidental triggers.

    Then again, this is my first Apple Watch so I never had a chance to get used to doing it any other way.
     
  16. jdsmitty10 macrumors regular

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    I have had mine for less than a week and so far not at all impressed with raise to speak..your supposed to just raise your wrist and not have to say "hey siri" and just tell it what to do right? Yes i have raise to speak turned on in settings.
     
  17. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816

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    Does not work at all for me and it's enabled.. this feature really sucks.
     
  18. hologram macrumors 6502

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    Those of you having problems... have any of you called Apple support or taken it to an Apple store?
     
  19. CreepyAF macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I’m wondering if it’s user error or faulty watch.
     
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  21. jaybar macrumors 6502a

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    I used the Apple support app. They (chat)had no solution. What else would you suggest?
     
  22. hologram macrumors 6502

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    Take it to an Apple store, if you can. See if it works for them.
     
  23. jaybar macrumors 6502a

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    I returned the watch. Was in my two week time frame. Apple replaced the watch. Raise to speak now works. I am using version 5.1.2. Has anyone upgraded to 5.1.3 and found this to have effected raise to speak?
     
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