Weird that I can't physically send a message dictated with Siri

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Abazigal, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. Abazigal macrumors 604

    Abazigal

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    I use "Hey Siri" to dictate a txt message on my Apple Watch and it works perfectly. But then the preview comes up and there is only an option to dismiss it. No button to send it. I have to say "Hey Siri, Send" to deliver the message.

    Am I missing something?
     
  2. iObama macrumors 6502

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    No, this is one of my biggest gripes with the Apple Watch. Not sure why it functions like that? I have to click the crown to exit.
     
  3. andylel macrumors newbie

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    You are indeed missing something. If, having dictated your message, you cover the screen with your hand (thereby putting it to sleep) the message will be sent immediately. Alternatively just lower your arm and go about your business and the message will send in 10 - 20 seconds.
     
  4. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Put your wrist down and it'll send automatically.

    I think it used to have a "send now" button, but it's been a long time, and I stopped using it (the "send now" button, that is) sometime in late 2015. Still have the Watch.
     
  5. db67fm macrumors regular

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    After I dictate a message and I am satisfied that it is good to send I press "in" on the crown. I sends the message (plays the whoosh should) and returns to the clock face.
     
  6. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    it sends by itself but I agree its confusing that you get no indication that it has sent
     
  7. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Yeah, it is a little confusing, or maybe unnerving.

    On the other hand, if it gave a notification right away, like "dictate text -> put down wrist -> text sends -> notify that text was sent", I'd habitually look at the watch one more time, thinking that the other person already responded. If I saw only, "Text delivered", I'd start to get annoyed after a few times and try to turn it off.

    There's a certain amount of trust to make an interaction as brief as this. After a few times of doing it, I don't worry as much.
     
  8. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    That's what I always do. Dictate, and then press the crown in.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I actually didn't know you could push the crown in to send a message. Interesting.
     
  10. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    you have to look at your wrist anyway to make sure it doesn't say something weird, the least it could do is give you a countdown on the screen until it sends so you know it will send if you do nothing
     
  11. BarracksSi Suspended

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    If it added a visible countdown, it would take away either a view of the text or reduce the size of the "Dismiss" button -- neither of which is desirable, IMO.
     
  12. Abazigal thread starter macrumors 604

    Abazigal

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    Thanks for all the responses. Pressing the digital crown does send the message, though there is no indicator that the message has been sent (animation is indistinguishable from dismissing an app). Would never have figured it out by myself in a million years.
     
  13. Gmouse macrumors regular

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    Agree. Apple needs to provide some indicator that the message is sending/sent.
     
  14. vanryan macrumors newbie

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    I am glad that I wasn't the only one confused by this. It's similar behaviour when creating a reminder. Thanks!
     
  15. Kyle76 macrumors regular

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    The positive about pressing the crown to send (it does give a whoosh sound as feedback) is that it's so easy to do, even without looking. A screen button is easy to miss with your finger. The crown is dead simple to find, and you know when you've pressed it. You don't need feedback: the message is sent. I think it happens to be a great design, though Apple could perhaps do more to make it known.
     
  16. ftaok macrumors 603

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    I didn't know about the "just put your wrist down" technique. This will be helpful.

    I hate using the crown to send because my right hand usually isn't free to push the button. That's why I'm dictating the message in the first place.

    What I usually do is to wait for Siri to finish typing out my message. Then I say "Hey Siri <pause> send". After which, I'll get the nice swoosh notification.

    EDIT - This is what I get for not reading the OP entirely.
     

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