Siri and "hey Siri" stop working unless I keep restarting

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Jamesk811, May 2, 2015.

  1. Jamesk811 macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2015
    Is this a bug or a defective watch? It keeps happening regularly. It works fine for an hour but then when I say "hey Siri" or hold down digital crown Siri won't work at all. Either nothing will happen or Siri will start listening but will get frozen. Anyone else having same issues? I've tried resetting Apple watch but still occurs. The only fix is constantly restarting my watch which is kinda annoying.
  2. NotSafeForWork macrumors regular


    Apr 9, 2015
    Mine does the same. Version 1.0 software. Hopefully fixed in 1.1.
  3. maconut macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Just wondering if you have a lot of third party apps on your watch. If you delete them does the Siri issue persist? I'm wondering if we'll see other glitches that will be fixed as all the software improves.
  4. Anglepoise macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2015
    I have found that Siri works well when close to the phone, but as I increase the distance from the phone, Siri's reliability gets worse.
  5. Dmaynard83 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2012
    "hey siri" only works when you raise your wrist for about 6 seconds. If your still on your phone after that 6 second period it won't work, you will have to flick/drop your wrist to reawaken it.
  6. KOH macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2015
    Yerrrrrrp Happens over here too
  7. chrismac2 macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Happened to me too recently. I've had my watch since April 24th, and today, May 15th is the first time I've restarted it.

    Siri had stopped working completely. Hey Siri wouldn't respond (yes I had just raised my wrist and the face was on). Siri wouldn't even work when I held in the digital crown.

    When holding in the digital crown, the face would change as if Siri was listening, but my voice did not appear to register.

    After restarting the watch, Siri, and "Hey Siri" both work fine again. OS 1.0 bugs, I'm sure it will get better over time.
  8. simonx314 macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2015
    Siri was super flaky until I called Apple. They had me unpair in the iPhone app, repair and restore from backup. It took about 15 minutes and now Siri works great. I did have to add my credit cards to Apple Pay again but otherwise all my apps and settings were completely restored, so it was not much of a burden at all to unpair/repair.

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