How do you send "Hey Siri" messages without another siri prompt?

Juiceboy

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I'm certainly learning to use Siri more now that i've got a S2 Watch.

I'm finding composing messages difficult. If i say "hey Siri" or hold the Digital Crown and say "Message Andrew and say I'm on my way to you" unless i say his full name or use the nickname, the watch will bring up every Andrew in all these different contact groups (Fb, Gmail, Outlook, Linked In and asks which one) when i've only got icloud only contacts set on and i have never messaged the other contacts nor know when i have ever emailed them or made any contact on any platform with them. So i've gotten into the habit into saying full names or nick names and pray that it understands my australian accent. But has anyone else experienced this? I don't have this issue on my phone. And as you can see i've only got one Andrew in my iCloud contacts when i search.

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What i'd really like to know is when i do go "hey Siri, Send a message to andrew keatley and say i'll be there soon" it shows you what has transcribed. It then comes up with a do not send. The only way i've figured out to send the actual message is say "hey Siri, Send" and then the message gets sent. Is there anyway to make a prompt show up to send the message without using voice commands again? i

I get there is a halt before sending a message to confirm it's saying the right thing to the right contact but to not have a quick "ok or yes" command but a discard one i find frustrating. Hopefully i'm missing something.

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matrix07

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Do a hard restarting the watch to see if Andrew problem goes away.

For sending message, the usual way is saying to the watch "Hey SIRI, tell... I'm on my way." Then lower your wrist. The message should be automatically sent.
 

tonoboon

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Just lower your wrist, Siri will send it,
or if you need to send it immediately , cover the watch .
 
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gwhizkids

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This baffled me for a long time. And lowering my wrist frequently did nothing. Putting my hand over the watch face has completely fixed that for me. Shouldn't be that way, but at least my messages go out!
 

locksmack

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The idea is that you don't have to do anything for it to send, but it will delay the send by a moment in case you change your mind on sending it.

Once Siri brings up the "OK, I'll send this" screen, you don't have to do anything else.
 
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gwhizkids

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The idea is that you don't have to do anything for it to send, but it will delay the send by a moment in case you change your mind on sending it.

Once Siri brings up the "OK, I'll send this" screen, you don't have to do anything else.
In theory, sure. That was not happening in many cases for me. The message would sit there and frequently just timed out, with the message never being sent at all. I wouldn't intervene at all; just nothing happened and before you knew it, you were back on the home screen. And a check of the Messages app revealed no trace of your dictated message. It was as if it had never been dictated.