Send Text Message without Touching Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by legaleye3000, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2007
    I use Siri to dictate my message; however, it appears the last step before sending the message requires me to push the "send" button. Is there any way to just send the message, just like how the iPhone works from a car? Thanks.
  2. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
  3. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2007
    This is how i say it: "hey siri, send message to (person), (message)". Siri then shows me my message and comes up with 2 buttons: "send" or "cancel". I need to then tap on "send". It defeats the purpose for me to have to push "send" rather than have Siri just send the message.
  4. iBlazed macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2014
    New Jersey, United States
    What if she misunderstands you and sends something incomprehensible? I've had quite a few instances where I was thankful for that cancel button.
  5. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Instead of tapping send say: "Hey Siri, send".

    Seriously, try it.
  6. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    "Hey Siri, text <person>, <message>"

    - Siri Shows Message with send/cancel buttons -

    "Hey Siri, send"
  7. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2007
    I'll give it a shot. Thanks!

    @iBlazed: If you're using Siri with your car, Siri will restate your message and ask you if its ok to send? You then say "yes" or "no". That would be the ideal way for the watch to work, in my opinion anyway...
  8. anez macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    This is the only way I can get it to work, too.

    Having to "Hey Siri" twice is a bit annoying, but it beats having to try to tap the screen with your nose because you're cooking and have water and vegetable bits all over your fingers. It's a little shaky, but mostly it works.
  9. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Unless you're a neurosurgeon or only have one arm, how about the wild idea of waiting a few seconds to send a text until your hand is free? I know waiting for stuff is like, so 1990s...
  10. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    What if you are doing something where your hand won't be free in a few seconds, but you still want to send a message?
  11. papaduxx macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2008
    thank you! I use dictation all the time and sometimes have my hands full, this helps a lot.
  12. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    BTW: I typically just say:

    "Hey Siri tell (person) (message)"

    For instance:

    "Hey Siri tell my wife I'm on my way home"... works perfectly and is a lot more natural.
  13. fmjordan1957 macrumors newbie


    Aug 24, 2015
    1990's? Really.......and your phone and watch did what in the 1990's? Talk and tell time?
  14. T-Will macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2008
    watchOS 2.0 will automatically send the dictated message after a few seconds unless you tap the "Don't Send" button.
  15. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2015
    This is correct and it already works in the OS2 beta 5. Hey Siri - send a text to my wife and tell her I will be home in 15 minutes. If you do that on your watch with beta 5, you do not even have to wait for siri - just put your wrist down and it will send. She doesn't even give the option to send - just don't send. If you do nothing, she sends - very slick.

    You do not have to wait or keep the screen on for anything anymore. I raise my wrist and say "Hey Siri - set a reminder for tomorrow at 9am to call the doctor" and immediately put your wrist down - you will feel a haptic feedback when the reminder is set. I do not wait for siri on anything anymore (not certain this all didn't work on 1.0.1). The second I say Hey Siri and the screen clears, I say what I want and put my wrist down and it is done. It fails with beta 5 about once every 20 times and usually only when I am far away from my phone.
  16. Roller macrumors 68020

    Jun 25, 2003
    Actually, if you're scrubbed in the OR, your watch won't be accessible at all. But there are times during procedures that require sterile gloves, but no scrub suit, where seeing and responding to notifications without touching the watch could come in handy, as it were.
  17. anez macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    Because someone might be standing around waiting for your swift response, and it's unkind to leave them hanging?

    I often get texts that expect an immediate reply. Mostly it's fairly unimportant stuff, like a friend asking me if I'm available tonight or my mother asking if I want her to pick something up from the grocery store-- hardly life and death, but the other party would appreciate a quick reply all the same.

    The people close to me know that if I'm awake, there's about a 90% chance of them getting a response to a text in less than thirty seconds because it's important to me to get my notifications quickly, and to respond quickly. This isn't true of everyone, of course, but in my family, people keep their phones close. (For example, everyone panics if they can't get an immediate response out of my mother by text, since her phone is virtually never out of arm's reach.)

    Some people have hobbies (for example painting, cooking, car repair, or gardening) where getting clean enough to touch your phone could take long enough that doing it for one text is irritating. Having the ability to reply immediately without needing to touch or clean anything is extremely convenient for those people.

    Isn't the whole point of the Watch convenience anyway...?
  18. hulk2012 macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2012
    How do you get Siri to respond? I tried simply saying "Hey Siri" but watch (os 2.0) doesn't respond at all.
  19. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2015
    It works on os2 beta 5 - check settings, general, Siri to make sure it is on. Otherwise, make sure the screen lights up when you raise your wrist before saying Hey Siri
  20. hulk2012 macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2012
    Hey Siri is enabled on my phone (iOS 9 latest beta) and Siri is still not responsive after watch turned and Hey Siri command
  21. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2015
    I was saying you need to make sure Siri is enabled on the watch not the phone. Settings/General/Siri on the watch.
  22. BlueMoon63, Aug 26, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2015

    BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2015
    Watch OS2 beta 5 and Siri make the watch even more useful as described above by others. I can setup a reminder, note, to-do and alarm/timer without touching the watch or even waiting for Siri to react. Granted, my voice and no accent makes Siri understand me perfectly, but the whole process is greatly improved and responsive.

    Something like this works flawlessly and doesn't require any pause or waiting. Just raise your arm and if the screen comes on, just say your command and lower your arm.

    "Hey Siri - add apple and bananas to my grocery list"

    You can say that and immediately put your arm down knowing Siri will add it to your reminders Grocery List

    "Hey Siri - add checkout latest article about iPhone 6 in macrumors to my notes list"

    This is how I add notes because I have a notes list under reminders.

    No more acknowledging before sending or leaving the screen active. Just say your command and lower your arm. Siri will give you a small haptic feedback when done.

    One more example in case anyone is interested

    "Hey Siri - set a calendar event from 8pm to 9pm and label it workout"

    What's even more useful to fantastical users is that al the notes and grocery list and reminders automatically go into Fantastical at the top of each day.
  23. hulk2012 macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2012
    It's enabled on both with no response.
  24. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2015
    Ok, thanks... just wanted to be sure. Some will tell you to try unpairing/etc. That seems extreme. I guess I would try some of the obvious things first..

    1) Power off the watch and then back on
    2) Turn off Siri on the watch and then back on
    3) Turn off raise wrist and then turn back on... just as a hunch
  25. Natzoo macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Not sure where i am

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