Hey Siri on watch a good 70% of the time activates phone

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by GC251114, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. GC251114 macrumors regular

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    Morning guys.

    So how do I solve this , or please tell me I'm missing something &/or doing something wrong.

    I raise wrist slightly & say " Hey Siri "

    This sometimes works perfectly , however if my phone is also on the same room , & sometimes even if in kitchen , Siri is activated on the phone a good 7 times out of 10.

    Now apart from putting Watch to lips & whispering " Hey Siri " like some kind of secret agent , how do I stop Siri activating on my phone. I love the fact I can use Siri on my Watch , but I feel I'm missing out on it's potential due to this annoyance.

    Cheers.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    Well that appears to be the answer too most , but before I do something that can be a pain , I wonder if you could clarify more rather than just re pair.

    How is Siri supposed to work & be activated on watch , & am I doing something wrong ?

    When you set Hey Siri up on phone , you say it 3 or 4 times until it recognises your voice & then you're good to go.

    So if that's the case , if I say " Hey Siri " for my Watch to activate , why wouldn't my phone activate ?

    I'm not using two different voices & just doing what Apple ask , so before I re pair , what am I doing wrong & how should it work ?

    Cheers
     
  6. Julien, Oct 15, 2016
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    Siri on the :apple:Watch is not trained to your voice so anyone could say Hey Siri. However you must raise your wrist (or press the Digital Crown) to activate Siri listening so this is not (or an extreme rare) a problem. Also the :apple:Watch mic is not as sensitive and will not likely pickup a Hey Siri command more than a couple of meters away.

    When you rase your wrist and say Hey Siri to your :apple:Watch your iPhone screen should light up but then go off without activating Siri. Your :apple:Watch should 'tell' your iPhone it is handling Siri. This is very similar to the way any iPads or other iDevices should work in handling Siri request.
     
  7. GC251114 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cheers that's excellent , many thanks for clarifying. I shall keep testing this & see what happens.

    Cheers
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    Just to add it is not 100%. There will be times that Siri will activate on both. However it should only be every now and then.
     
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  10. The Martian macrumors regular

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    I actually see this myself with my iPhone activating and sometime even my iPad Pro if it is nearby.

    I can try re-pairing my AW2 to the phone but how does that stop the iPad as well?
     
  11. BarracksSi Suspended

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    I should set every device to listen for "Hey Siri."

    It'll be like this one time in college when we had four guys named Mike in the lounge. Hey, watch this...

    "Hi, Mike."
    "HelloHiheyHi"
    "How's it going, Mike?"
    "WellI'mit'sDoingokayIoverslepthadagoodlunchI'vegotastiffshoulder...."
     

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