Siri without internet connection

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by edhchoe, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

    edhchoe

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    I made a feature request to Apple about this.
    When I do not have an internet connection, I still want Siri to take voice commands for things that do not require internet such as setting a timer or an alarm or opening an app.
    When I am inside a building where cellular signal and wifi are not available or flying in an airplane, I still would like Siri to work in limited capacity. I always wondered why Siri requires internet connection to set an alarm on my device.
    I would think it is a simple enough modification to make it work.
    What do you think?
     
  2. deadworlds macrumors 65816

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    From my understanding, Siri needs an internet connection because it sends your request to apples servers, uses a neural network to interpret the request and then sends the outcome back to siri on your watch/iPhone/AppleTV etc.
     
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    I'm pretty sure dictation requires internet connection as well.
     
  4. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone tested on Series 3? It's supposed to have more power for Siri, but I suspect all the processing is still sent over the network to Apple.
     
  5. deadworlds macrumors 65816

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    I have series 3, still need internet.
     
  6. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty sure right now even iPhone 8/X need internet for siri... and that thing is a beast. so I can't see this changing for Apple Watch before iPhone.
     
  7. edhchoe thread starter macrumors 6502a

    edhchoe

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    I would be happy if they made only timer and alarm, reminder, and calendar commands available offline for now.

    reminder and calendar can sync with icloud as soon as the watch reconnects to internet.
     

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