Has Apple finally fixed “raise to speak”

ZEEN0j

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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
 

ZEEN0j

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Still doesn’t work well for me :(
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.
 

keysofanxiety

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

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

hologram

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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.
 

jaybar

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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.

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.
 

parseckadet

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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.
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.
 

jaybar

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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.
Thanks

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

hologram

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You said something here that seems to be the difference maker for me. When it gets to your mouth... Not entirely sure how I feel about this.
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.
 

jdsmitty10

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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.
 

hologram

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

jaybar

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Take it to an Apple store, if you can. See if it works for them.

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?
 

ZEEN0j

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Yeah, I’m wondering if it’s user error or faulty watch.
In my experience Apple did something. Before the latest update I, from a off screen, raised my wrist close to my face, said the command and then put my arm down. This worked great 2-3 times after putting the watch on and then started to fail more times than it worked.

After the latest update I do exactly the same thing and now it works 100%
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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?
For me 5.1.3 fixed it
 
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