Hey Siri - you SUCK!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by karinatwork, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. karinatwork macrumors regular

    karinatwork

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    I'm the laughing stock of my family. I'm prancing around, holding my watch up and saying "Hey Siri!", "HEY! SIRI!!", "HEY SIRI!!!!!!", and she almost never answers. Maybe, 1 out of 10 times. It worked much better the first day, but it seems to slowly getting worse. Then sometimes she hears me, but she never answers. Sigh.

    It would be such a neat feature if it worked.
     
  2. DerekS macrumors 6502

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    Reboot the watch and the performance returns.
     
  3. Devie macrumors 6502a

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  4. yalag macrumors 65816

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    I have 100% accuracy with it, are you saying it while the screen is on?
     
  5. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    In another thread, there was a discussion about the fit of your watch impacting Siri performance. Are you covering the microphone either in the way it's strapped to your wrist or when you raise your arm, do you bend your wrist covering the mic?
     
  7. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Don't start this again
     
  8. Denmac1 macrumors 6502a

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    I've had no problem after two days of full use.
     
  9. CharlieCat666 macrumors regular

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    Mine works almost 100% of the time.

    Is your watch on Mute? The only time mine wasn't working, the watch was on mute.
     
  10. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Or Siri had enough and killed him.
     
  12. adityashah1989 macrumors 6502

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    Siri on my watch does not work at all!

    Whether I say Hey Siri or Press and hold the crown... it just doesn't activate.

    I tried a hard reset and it still didn't work.

    Siri is on in the settings on my iphone and in the settings on my watch.

    Anyone else with this problem?
     
  13. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Speaking Chinglish hehe, but "Hey Siri" still works 100%.
     
  14. Cuyler, May 1, 2015
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    Cuyler macrumors 6502

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    If you go to Settings on the iPhone and select General > Siri. Make sure Siri and Allow "Hey Siri" are both turned on. When turning off Siri on the phone, it warns that Siri will also be turned off on the watch — so you need that for sure — probably don't need "Hey Siri" on the phone, but it won't hurt.

    There's also a setting for Siri on the watch itself — I couldn't find where to set it in the Apple Watch app. Again under General > Siri, you would want to turn on Hey Siri.

    You might also check the Siri Language setting on the Siri iPhone settings). Besides English (United States), there's also English (Canadian) — and UK and Australian, too. It changes Siri's accent (on the phone), but it might help Siri recognize different accents as well.

    Could your microphone be faulty? Check it by sending a message or answering a phone call.
     
  15. karinatwork thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I do have an accent, but Siri doesn't mind on my iPhone. It's just weird. I rebooted it, and it worked again but now it has stopped again.
    Where IS the microphone, anyway?
     
  16. Technodynamic macrumors 6502

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    left side of watch, that little hole
     
  17. matty.p macrumors 6502

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    I think a lot of the problems people have is that they yell at their watch or their phone for that matter. Usually talking in a regular tone works much better than screaming at the watch.
     
  18. happypappy macrumors regular

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    The "Hey Siri" functionality only works directly after raising your wrist.
     
  19. usarioclave macrumors 65816

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    Wrist comes up, screen comes on, "hey siri!"
     
  20. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

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    But screaming into one's wrist presents a much more amusing scene for passers-by. :p

    My Watch Siri is kind of a bitch too...or so I thought. I was trying to use her in the car this morning, and she wasn't responding to Hey Siri. Then I realized that my phone was plugged in and charging on the seat next to me, and my PHONE was activating on my "Hey Siri", which probably precluded my Watch from answering. Maybe?
     
  21. flur macrumors 68000

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    This is the issue for me - the left side of my watch is usually covered by or close to my sleeve, so Siri doesn't hear me.
     
  22. karinatwork thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking about changing her voice to male. Maybe that'll work better for me. ;)
     
  23. Sophrosyne macrumors member

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    This.
     
  24. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    You are aware that Apple Watch Siri has no male or female voice?
    Maybe Siri would work better if you would buy an Apple Watch ;)
     
  25. Kavier macrumors 6502a

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    I have had the opposite experience. I feel like Siri works better on the watch than my iPhone.
     

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