"Hey Siri - turn on the flashlight"

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by RonFromOregon, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. RonFromOregon, Sep 30, 2018
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    RonFromOregon macrumors member

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    I discovered that when I say this "turn on the flashlight" to my AW, the light turns on there instead of on my phone. I'm already finding this handy. Even though the AW flashlight mode isn't very bright, I've already found it useful on several occasions.
     
  2. poorcody macrumors 6502a

    poorcody

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    Me too... discovered it out of desperation the other day when my hands were full and I needed a light. I asked Siri having no idea if it would work, and it did!

    FYI, when you actually turn the watch away from your body, the "flashlight" (which is just a white screen), gets brighter. In a totally dark space it does provide useful illumination.
     
  3. ColdnFrosty macrumors member

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    I tried it … the flashlight turned on momentarily and then went off, because Siri responded, "It's on."
     
  4. pasadena macrumors 6502a

    pasadena

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    You can just say "flashlight". Useful when you don't feel like being nice to Siri :)
     
  5. adam1080 macrumors regular

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    Also has a red filter version if you swipe left. Great if you don't want to kill your night vision. Been using the heck out of the flashlight feature. Way more convenient than carrying your phone when you just need some illumination.
     

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