Why did my Watch start making "siren" sounds?

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  1. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    So this afternoon I'm sitting in my office. I use a Siri command on my Apple Watch Series 0 to turn my light in my office on, and right after that (like the same second), my 3:55pm meeting alarm went off.

    It crashed my Watch. Sort of. I got an Apple logo, but the Watch was still showing connected to the iPhone, so I'm guessing it was a respring of sorts. However, while it was showing the Apple logo on the screen, I pressed and held the long power button on the side of the Watch, and it this crazy siren sound played - quite loud, from the Watch. I let go of the button and the siren stopped. I pressed the button again and the siren sound started once again.

    What on earth?

    Eventually it just loaded back up fine from the Apple logo.

    Does anyone know what this siren sound is?
     
  2. jakerichva Suspended

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    Could it be related to this:

    http://help.apple.com/watch/#/apd4ea933124

    I'm thinking (I don't know) that maybe if you long press in the middle of a boot it sounds a siren to at least attract attention to the "emergency" that triggers that? Total guess, that.
     
  3. ibookg409 Suspended

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    Mine just did the same thing as I was trying to restart it.
     
  4. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    Weird. Ever done it for you before?

    I've no idea. There was an Apple logo on the screen at the time, and I just pressed the long button...
     
  5. ibookg409 Suspended

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    Nope.
     
  6. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    So two of us with Apple Watches who've never had this issue before, suddenly develop siren sounds on the same day?

    Weird...
     
  7. ibookg409 Suspended

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    We have been chosen.
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    I also have no contacts on my watch all of the sudden. All my text messages just have the numbers showing. No names. I'm doing a restore tonight.
     
  8. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    Weird. Mine hasn't done that, thankfully. Maybe try rebooting one/both devices?
     
  9. ibookg409 Suspended

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    Reboot did nothing. Time to restore the swatch.
     
  10. Davesdeviceis8770 macrumors member

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    i got that yesterday,weird... lol
     
  11. SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

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  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    That is what I was thinking. If you hold the side button down for like 6-8 seconds it goes into the SOS emergency mode. Not sure about the sounds that these people are talking about.
     
  13. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    It sounded like a bomb-raid sound from the 1940s. Just a very odd sound to get from a watch. Does SOS emergency make any siren sound?
     
  14. jgelin macrumors 6502a

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    Yes and sounds exactly as described.
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I think you are likely correct. What else could it possibly be, that would indicate such a specific noise.
     
  16. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

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    I've never tried it myself because I don't want to make a 911 call and send an emergency text to my 3 SOS contacts, but I've read others say that it starts "beeping" as a countdown to SOS. Maybe you goys are triggering an actually SOS siren when the Watch is in a unique state where it's not actually connected to the iPhone, so it can't place the call?
     

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