Multiple Device Siri Response

TRICKorDEVICE

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In iOS 10 there is supposed to be a feature where if I say Hey Siri, my watch and phone will talk to each other and decide which device should actually handle the query. It worked decently (it seemed to fail 20% of the time and Siri would respond on both devices, create two reminders, etc.) but on the latest public release of iOS 10 it seems to work very poorly and worse than before. It seems to fail almost every time.

CFed stated on the Talk Show that they have worked very hard to get this to work right (with Homepod coming...).

Does this feature actually work on iOS 11/WatchOS 4?

I hope so, I'd love to keep "Hey Siri" turned on for my phone, but I've had to turn it off because this smart cancellation feature is not working. I plan on trying Homepod as well, but if the feature doesn't work, then it will be very frustrating if my watch, iPhone (I'd like to turn it back on), and Homepod all duplicate my Siri queries.

How's this working on iOS 11 and how had it been working for you on iOS 10?
 

ZEEN0j

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Has been working pretty good on my watch and iphone. If I say hey siri to my watch I can sometimes see my iphone screen light up briefly but then turn off again when it understood that my watch is handling the command. Maybe less than 1/10 of the times my phone will take over or vice versa.

I'm not running the beta so can't answer if it has been improved.
 

mariusignorello

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Works pretty well for me. Even with two different users’ devices, it still tells my phone to respond rather than someone else’s in the family.
 

itsmilo

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I got two iPads, two iPhones and an Apple Watch which i all use equally. How is it supposed to know which one i am trying to talk to. First time hearing of this feature tbh
 

Feenician

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I got two iPads, two iPhones and an Apple Watch which i all use equally. How is it supposed to know which one i am trying to talk to. First time hearing of this feature tbh
Heuristics covering which you used last, how well they each heard you and then an internal vote between on each devices level of confidence.
 

TRICKorDEVICE

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I got two iPads, two iPhones and an Apple Watch which i all use equally. How is it supposed to know which one i am trying to talk to. First time hearing of this feature tbh
So does it work for you?

Works for me 10% of the time.

Just bad luck for me?
 

hsotnicam8002

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I got two iPads, two iPhones and an Apple Watch which i all use equally. How is it supposed to know which one i am trying to talk to. First time hearing of this feature tbh
Apple should implement a method where you can use a different phrase for each device. Hey Siri, Dear Siri, WhatsUp Siri, WakeTheHellUp Siri, etc.:D