Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, is available on every Apple Watch for a variety of tasks, just as it is on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
Siri is Apple’s personal assistant, comparable to Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Assistant. Siri is compatible with the majority of Apple products, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod.
Siri can answer a wide variety of questions, ranging from simple inquiries about the weather to more complex inquiries about everything from sports scores to the calorie count of food. Additionally, Siri can enable or disable settings, locate content, set alarms and reminders, place calls and texts, and perform a variety of other tasks.
We’ll demonstrate how to use Siri on the Apple Watch and go over some of the commands you can give the assistant.
How to Ask Siri a Question on an Apple Watch
You can ask Siri a question in three different ways on your Apple Watch. We’ll examine each method in detail below.
1. Press & Hold the Digital Crown
The simplest method of contacting Siri is to press and hold the Digital Crown. Simply press and hold the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown.
Following a brief haptic touch on your wrist, you’ll see the familiar Siri waveform and the inquiry “How can I assist you today?” Simply speak your request.
2. Say “Hey Siri”
To contact Siri on the Apple Watch totally hands-free, simply use a command familiar to iPhone users. Simply saying “Hey Siri” will activate the virtual assistant. By sensing the haptic feedback, you’ll know Siri is listening for your command.
3. Raise Your Wrist
Your Wrist Another method of summoning Siri on an Apple Watch is to simply raise your wrist. Keep the watch close to your mouth and make your request verbally.
To use this method of contacting Siri, you’ll need an Apple Watch Series 3 running watchOS 5 or later.
Changing Siri Apple Watch Settings Siri-settings
You may also alter a number of Siri settings on your Apple Watch to improve your Siri experience. To do so, navigate to Settings > Siri on the Apple Watch.
First, you may toggle on or off the three ways to call Siri on the watch: Hey Siri, or Raise to Speak, or Press Digital Crown. If you’re concerned about saving the maximum amount of battery life, consider setting the Hey Siri option to off.
Select Siri History > Delete Siri History to permanently delete any Siri and dictation interactions associated with your Apple Watch from Apple servers.
Further down, you can customize Siri’s language and voice.
You can select Always On, Control With Silent Mode, or Headphones Only in the Voice Feedback section. When your watch is set to Silent mode, all responses in Control With Silent Mode will be silent. In Headphones Only, Siri will respond only when the watch is paired with a pair of Bluetooth headphones.
Even if Siri’s voice feedback is disabled, you will see a response on the Apple Watch’s screen.
You may toggle Announce Calls on or off below the part for controlling the loudness of Siri’s voice responses. This option allows you to hear a brief announcement of who is calling when using approved headphones, including Apple’s AirPods range.
What You Can Do With Siri on an Apple Watch
Siri, even on the Apple Watch, is surprisingly strong.
You can use a voice command to perform a variety of tasks, including sending a message, setting a reminder, and placing a phone call.
If you’re curious about what Siri can do on the watch, simply ask “Hey Siri, what can you do?” to see a list of available commands.
Utilizing the Power of Voice with the Apple Watch
Using only your voice, you can quickly and easily interact with an Apple Watch and Siri to assist you in completing tasks, whether for work or play.
Additionally, outside from the Apple Watch, there are a lot of tasks that you may be unaware Siri can perform on your iPhone.