Have they fixed Siri on Apple Watch?

Rogifan

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On my Series 2 watch almost every time I ask a question of Siri it’s says “Hang on...” and then “I’ll tap you when I’m ready”. It pretty much makes Siri unusable on the Watch. I want a quick answer not something that comes back to me 10 seconds later. Has this been fixed in the latest software?
 

cynics

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On my Series 2 watch almost every time I ask a question of Siri it’s says “Hang on...” and then “I’ll tap you when I’m ready”. It pretty much makes Siri unusable on the Watch. I want a quick answer not something that comes back to me 10 seconds later. Has this been fixed in the latest software?
That is Siris response to a slow data connection either from the phone to the internet or the watch to phone via bluetooth. When I'm on my porch and the phone is inside I get that but aside from that its rarely been a issue for me even on prior versions of WatchOS. But now that you bring it up I feel I notice it less than I did...maybe it was fixed/improved or could just be me adjusting my behavior.
 
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matrix07

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I could swear I don’t have this problem with my S3, or not as noticeably.
 

justiny

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This has happened to me several times on my Series 2. As @cynics mentions above, I experience it when I am in the “no man’s land” of data connection when the watch is trying to hold onto the Bluetooth signal and won’t switch over to the WiFi signal. It’s actually quite annoying.

If I stay within the 33 feet of the Bluetooth comfort zone of my iPhone, I never experience the issue.
 

CobraPA

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Also, have you rebooted your watch in the last week or so? I had a case or two of Siri failing to work, just not responding. Tried a few things, then finally rebooted the watch. Worked fine after that.
 

Rogifan

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In my most recent case I was in the car and my phone was on the seat next to me. I’ll try rebooting the watch and see if that helps.
 

cynics

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In my most recent case I was in the car and my phone was on the seat next to me. I’ll try rebooting the watch and see if that helps.
I can understand the frustration though. Usually if Siri can respond quickly I could have done the task myself quicker.
 

Dammit Cubs

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I guess I'm not the only one who sees this..I also think its annoying. I just restart siri again.
 

Smurphy Gherkin

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Went from series 2 to series 4, Siri went from unusable to very usable, maybe now 80% as reliable as it is on the phone. Which is still Siri.

Seems less reliable (Hang on...) when using by pressing and holding the crown than from Hey Siri.
 

deeddawg

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Didn't know it was broken... Mostly works great here with the usual occasional hiccup like on the the phone... or when talking with my wife. Meh. Nothing's perfect.
 
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Mr.C

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I agree it’s not Siri but the connection. I don’t recall having many issues on my Series 3 maybe the odd one and on my Series 4 it’s been pretty much flawless.
 
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