Is your Apple Watch constantly interrupting your conversations with its overactive Siri function? With these easy-to-follow steps, you can regain control of Siri and prevent those annoying interruptions or embarrassing interruptions.
We were inspired to write this how-to guide by an email from one of our loyal readers, Allen from Ohio, who asked:
“How to stop Apple Watch from responding to your conversations when you don’t say ‘Hey Siri’?”
Good question Alan, I’m here to help you. Chances are you said something like “Hey Siri,” so your watch thinks you’re talking to it. If you want to stop your Apple Watch from reacting to your conversations, there are a few steps you can follow.
How to stop Siri from responding to “Hey Siri” or something similar
- First, unlock your Apple Watch and select set up
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- Then select “Siri” from the options list
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- From there, you can disable Hear “Hey Siri” option by close itto prevent your Apple Watch from automatically responding to commands.
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How to Disable Raise to Wake on Apple Watch
If you want to prevent Siri from popping up on your Apple Watch when you raise your wrist, you can turn off Wake on Wrist Raise.
- First, open set up on your Apple Watch
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- Then scroll down and select Display and Brightness
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- From there, you can turn off the “Wake screen when wrist is raised” Option to prevent Siri from being activated accidentally.
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- if you find “Click to talk” is causing the problem, you can fix it by opening the set up
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- Scroll down and click “Accessible” From your Apple Watch
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- From here, you can scroll down and toggle the leave this”click to talk“Option to prevent Siri from listening when you tap the screen
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- Finally, pay attention to the language used in the conversation.Avoid phrases or words that sound similar “Hey Siri” to minimize false activations.
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How to Disable Siri on Apple Watch
Here’s one way to completely turn off Siri on the Apple Watch.
- On your watch, go to set up
- scroll down and click Siri
- under “Ask Siri,” have three switches: “Listen to ‘Hey Siri'” “Raise to speak” “Press the Digital Crown”.
- “Listen to ‘Hey Siri'”
- “Stand Up and Talk”
- “Press the digital crown.”
- If you want to turn off Siri completely, turn off all three options and click “Turn off Siri. “
How to Turn Off Your Apple Watch
As an extreme precaution during important meetings or calls, you can turn off the watch completely at any time.
- To do this, simply hold side button on your Apple Watch
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- Then several options will appear, click power button In the upper right corner
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- Now swipe right Turn off your smartwatch
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- Reopen – hold side button until the Apple logo appears (you may first see a black screen for a short while).
Kurt’s key takeaways
So, there you have it—your Siri questions can finally take a backseat. By following these steps, you can power back your Apple Watch and silence overzealous Siri once and for all. Remember, the purpose of technology is to improve our lives, not disrupt our conversations.
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