Have they fixed Siri on Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Rogifan, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Rogifan macrumors Core

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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?
     
  2. cynics macrumors G4

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    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.
     
  3. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    I could swear I don’t have this problem with my S3, or not as noticeably.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Same. Never experienced this issue. No lag or delay. Which includes the Series 2 and Series 3.
     
  5. justiny Contributor

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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.
     
  6. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  7. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

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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.
     
  8. cynics macrumors G4

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    I can understand the frustration though. Usually if Siri can respond quickly I could have done the task myself quicker.
     
  9. Dr_Charles_Forbin macrumors regular

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  10. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020

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    Never had the issue even with using cellular on my S4 watch. Its virtually instant.
     
  11. Dr_Charles_Forbin macrumors regular

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    It’s not Siri though - it’s like the connection to the phone drops
     
  12. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  13. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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    Power cycle it, or switch to WiFi. S4 is usually quick for Siri.
     
  14. Smurphy Gherkin macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  15. blwade macrumors 6502a

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    Series 2 did the “hang on” frequently. Series 4 is so much faster.
     
  16. deeddawg, Oct 16, 2018
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    deeddawg macrumors 604

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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.
     
  17. Mr.C macrumors 601

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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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