There are times when Siri can get really boring. The virtual assistant may refuse to remain silent and will not stop talking on your Apple Watch. It doesn’t matter if the voice feedback setting is set to “Headset only” or “Control with silent mode“. It’s not uncommon for Siri to behave strangely soon after updating your watchOS version. So, let’s dive in and see how you can keep Siri silent.
Disable “Hey Siri”
If you want Siri to be silent while using your Apple Watch, you can simply turn off the “Hi siri»And enjoy peace of mind.
- On your Apple Watch, go to Settings and select Siri.
- Then search for the “Hi siriAnd turn it off.
So if you think Siri has become too talkative, you can turn off the “Hey Siri” option and turn off the assistant.
Disable “Raise to speak”
If you are using watchOS 5, you don’t need to say “Hey Siri” to wake up the assistant. All you have to do is raise your wrist and speak. However, if you want to avoid accidentally waking Siri with this gesture, you can turn the feature off. On your Apple Watch, go to Settings and select Siri. Then deactivate “Stand up to talk“.
Additional settings to control Siri on Apple Watch
Control with silent mode
If you want full control over how Siri interacts with your Apple Watch, go to Settingsfaucet General and select Voice comments. If you activate “Control with silent mode »Siri’s interaction will be directly controlled by your silent mode settings. Then, if you want to turn off Siri, you can just swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap on the bell icon. This action will activate silent mode, which means all sounds are muted on your smart watch. As long as your Apple Watch is in silent mode, Siri will also remain silent.
If you’re wearing your AirPods, you can ask Siri to only answer your headphones. To activate this option, you must access Settingsfaucet Voice comments then select the “Headset only“Option. Responses from Siri will be sent directly to your headphones.
Lower the volume
A third alternative is to simply lower the volume. To control the audio volume output from Siri on Apple Watch, return to Voice Feedback. Tap and drag the speaker icon to the left to decrease the volume. If you want to increase the volume, drag the speaker icon to the right.
Keep in mind that you can’t turn down the volume that much to completely turn off Siri on your Apple Watch. If you use this method, Siri’s responses will still be audible, especially if there isn’t a lot of background noise around.
To sum up, there are several ways to control Siri responses on your Apple Watch. But if you want to completely prevent the assistant from talking on your smartwatch, you need to turn off the ‘Hey Siri’ and ‘Raise to talk’ options.
Do you have any additional tips and tricks to better control or silence Siri on an Apple Watch? Share your ideas in the comments below.