Why does Siri wait to send text?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by TylerDurden130, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. TylerDurden130 macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2009
    If I ask Siri to send a text message to somebody on my watch, why do I then have to press the crown to actually get Siri to send it?
  2. nokkynuk macrumors member


    Nov 15, 2017
    Space City
    To confirm. I have had many times where i decided to immediately reject a message i was about to send with voice dictation with Siri.
  3. TylerDurden130 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2009
    Yeah I understand what it’s doing.

    What I find annoying is if I ask it to send a txt, then I lower my wrist and after while it still doesn’t auto send it. This is usually when my hands are full, so then I have to scramble to touch the crown.

    I just read that I can then tell Siri to send it so I will try to do that.

  4. justiny Contributor


    Jul 28, 2008
    Fairfield, NJ
    After I dictate the message and it reads correctly (which has a failure rate far higher than it should), I just say “hey Siri, send it” and the text message will go out immediately.
  5. luxus macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2009
    you can just cover the screen with your palm and the message get send
  6. TylerDurden130 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2009
    Thanks I didn’t know that. How is this different from when the screen just goes black when I lower my arm?
  7. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    It's a conscious effort on your part to cover the screen with your palm -- it's like hitting the button or telling Siri to send it. But just lowering your arm still leaves the impression of, "Maybe it's good to send, but let's wait for that 'Oh crap don't send it' moment..."

    You said earlier that it doesn't seem to send for a while when your hands are full. Is your watch hand still horizontal at times like that?
  8. luxus macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2009
    sorry for answering so late.
    it send the message directly.. you can see it on your phone, so its different from the moving your hand down...

    I can really quickly send messages with "hey Siri send message to my girlfriend, im on the way home" and put my hand on the watch
  9. dsherh5 macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2014
    Actually I thought the same thing as you but actually if you say hey Siri and ask to send a text to someone...after you say what you want you can just drop your hand and in about 20 seconds or so it will actually automatically send if you don’t cancel. I use to think it wouldn’t send unless I hit the crown afterwards, but it turns out I just didn’t wait long enough. One day I just waited and all of a sudden I heard the text sending sound all on it’s own. You just have to drop your hand and just carry on and it will send automatically in about 20 or so seconds. I have since never hit the crown to send a text and works 100% of the time

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