How to Use Siri on Apple Watch

Siri works differently on a Apple watch in comparison to an iPhone, here is a quick guide to getting started with Siri on your Apple Watch.

Set up Siri on your Apple Watch

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  1. On the iPhone you have paired with your Apple Watch, tap Settings > Siri & Search. Make sure that Listen for "Hey Siri" is on. On iPhone X or later, make sure that Press Side Button for Siri is on. On iPhone 8 or earlier, make sure that Press Home for Siri is on.
  2. On your Apple Watch, tap Settings > Siri. Choose whether you want to turn Hey Siri and Raise To Speak on or off.
  3. On Apple Watch Series 3 or later, scroll down to Voice Feedback, then choose when Siri speaks, from: Always On, Control With Silent Mode, or Headphones Only.

Ask Siri a question

You can ask Siri to start a specific workout, open an app, send a message, and much more. There are several ways to talk to Siri. On Apple Watch Series 3 or later, Siri speaks responses to you, and you can activate and use Siri from a paired Bluetooth headset. On earlier models, Siri responds visually on your watch face.

With watchOS 6, you can ask Siri to identify a song and get an instant Shazam result. You can also ask Siri a general question and Apple Watch displays the first few search results along with a brief excerpt from each page. Just tap Open Page to view the page on Apple Watch.

Raise Your Wrist

With watchOS 5 and later and Apple Watch Series 3 or later, you don't need to say "Hey Siri" to get Siri's attention.

  1. Raise your wrist to wake your Apple Watch.
  2. Hold your watch near your mouth.
  3. Say what you need.

Here's how to turn the Raise To Speak feature off or on:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap Siri.
  3. Turn Raise To Speak off or on.

Press the Digital Crown

  1. Hold down the Digital Crown.
  2. When the listening indicator appears, Siri is ready to listen to your request.
  3. Ask Siri what you need.
  4. Let go of the Digital Crown.

Say "Hey Siri"

  1. Raise your wrist or tap the screen of your Apple Watch.
  2. When it wakes, say "Hey Siri" and what you need.

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