Apple has been working very hard to improve its personal digital assistant, Siri for years. First introduced back in 2011, Siri has quickly become the standard feature on Apple iPhones, giving iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch a helping hand in their daily life.
Apple’s own personal assistant is now available on all Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad and Mac and it tends to get smarter and more useful every time Apple releases a new software update. With watchOS 4, Siri now can interact better with your favorite apps. You now can ask Siri to send the message, respond to any mail and more.
Apple’s virtual helper is not enabled by default on your Apple Watch, meaning that you need to set it up. In this guide, we will show you how to set up and use Siri in watchOS 4. Before we begin, make sure you are now running watchOS 4. It you are not sure, update your device first.
How to set up Siri in watchOS 4
Setting up Siri on an Apple Watch requires help of an iPhone. You need to enable Listen for Hey Siri and Press Home for Siri on your iPhone. To do this, launch the Settings app, tap on Siri & Search and turn on the switches. Once you are done, let’s proceed with how we can set up Siri.
Step one: Launch Settings on your Apple Watch and then hit General to proceed
Step two: Once you are in, tap on Siri and then turn on the switch for Hey Siri to activate Siri on your Apple Watch
Step three: Once you are done, you now can activate Siri by saying “Hey Siri” and then ask Siri to do something.
There are several ways to trigger Siri on your Apple Watch. If you don’t want to use your voice to activate Siri, you can hold the Digital Crown on the right side of your watch. Release the button once you see the lighting indicator.
With watchOS 4, Apple introduces a new Siri watch face that automatically keeps you track with the latest happenings throughout the day. The best part is that you can add or remove sources from the timeline on your Apple Watch to make them more relevant.
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