watchOS 4.2 bug? Series 3 spoken Siri feedback discards silent mode

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  1. jxrxme macrumors newbie

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    On my Apple Watch Series 3 I have configured Siri’s spoken feedback to be controlled by the silent mode/switch. Since I always have the silent mode enabled I never got spoken feedback. With watchOS 4.2 this has changed: Whenever I control a HomeKit light bulb Siri starts speaking to me. In contrast if I set a timer or ask for the weather Siri will be perfectly silent.


    Can anyone confirm this behavior on a AW3? I tried a re-pair (as new watch) which resulted in the same annoying behavior.
     
  2. herbius macrumors newbie

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    There is a setting for it, on the watch in settings under General > Siri you can set voice feedback to always, control with silent mode or headphones only.
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    Wait... Sorry, I didn’t read your post properly. Discard my previous reply.
     
  3. bripab007 macrumors 6502a

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    I can confirm the same behavior. Appears to give audible voice feedback when controlling HomeKit but otherwise appropriately silent.
     
  4. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Yep it’s a bug for sure. I have the same issue and made a thread about the very same thing. It’s super annoying to have Siri yell back at me when she’s set to Silent.
     
  5. jxrxme thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Couldn’t agree more!
     
  6. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    I'm hoping the new update for Apple Watch apparently coming out next week - fixes this. Because it's stupidly annoying.
     
  7. themikea macrumors regular

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    Still not fixed in 4.2.2 beta 5, which should be the last beta before the public release. I filed a bug report about it in my developer account, but it looks like it was deleted somehow. Filed another one today. :(
     
  8. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Ugh. That stinks. This is really driving me nuts on a daily basis. :(
     
  9. jxrxme thread starter macrumors newbie

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    4.2.2 has been released without fixing this issue :(
     
  10. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Ughhhhhh.... :( :( :( :(
     
  11. themikea macrumors regular

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    My bug report for the beta still hasn’t been responded to.
     
  12. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    4.3 BETA is out. Any chance it’s fixed there?
     
  13. jxrxme thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don’t know why, but since two day this issue is resolved for me. Didn’t do any iOS or watchOS updates this week. Server side fix?
     
  14. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    You’re right! Can confirm this. How...is that possible? I just tested my HomeKit scenes and no more spoken Siri. I didn’t change anything either.
     
  15. jxrxme thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did Apple response to your bug report in the meantime?
     
  16. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    I can say they never responded to mine either. But it’s definitely fixed remotely. How...interesting. Sounds like that Siri-spoken/silent toggle in the Watch settings can be overwritten from the server side...
     
  17. themikea macrumors regular

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    No, my bug was just closed to a duplicate eventually.

    I can confirm it is fixed for me also. Guess there are some additional instructions/data that can be sent with the Siri response from the server side?
     
  18. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    It's a bit unnerving that Apple can control options that are ON the Apple Watch settings page, remotely. Is that... even OK?
     

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