The Apple Watch is much more than just a time telling device. With its ability to make calls, create reminders, and add calendar items, it’s more useful than it deserves. Here’s how to make good use of Siri on your Apple Watch.
What Siri can’t do
Before we get into what Siri can do, it might help to know what everything it can’t do. Most importantly, all of the following features require Siri to be online. Unless you have the Apple Watch LTE variant, non-cellular Apple Watch owners need a phone nearby for Siri to work.
How to activate and access Siri
First of all, Siri must be activated on your iPhone. To do this, head “Settings -> Siri & Search.” Then open your Apple Watch settings and select the ‘My Watch’ tab. You can also access it on the Watch app on the iPhone.
Once you are in the My Watch tab, tap “Siri”. Right below “Ask for Siri,” you should enable all of the following options:
- Listen to “Hey Siri”
- Get up to talk
- Digital Crown Press
Once you’ve enabled all three options, you can access Siri using whatever method works best for you. Of course, if you have multiple Apple devices nearby, saying “Hey Siri” can drive you crazy when each device activates. In these cases, pressing the digital crown is probably the right decision.
How to ask Siri to make a phone call
With the help of Siri, performing this task on the iPhone is a snap. All you have to do is activate Siri and specify who you want to call. The simplest sentence is to ask Siri to “Call [contact] at [home]. »Home can be replaced by work, mobile, etc.
How to send a text message
Sending a text message is the same process as sending a phone call. Activate Siri and say: “To send [contact] a text. You can also say “message”. Siri will allow you to see a preview of the message in case it transcribes something incorrectly. You can then tell Siri to either “Send” or “Don’t send.” “
How to set an alarm / timer
To set an alarm, you can say something as simple as “Set an alarm at 8:30 a.m.” or “Wake me up in 7 hours. You can also activate Siri and say: “Set a timer for 30 minutes. »If you want to stop the timer earlier, activate Siri and ask it to”Stop my timer. “
You can also combine the alarm with a reminder, such as “Remind me to order dinner. You can also specify a date or time by saying: “Remind me to order dinner at 5:00 p.m.. On the other hand, you can also ask Siri to show you all of your current reminders by saying: “What are my reminders?
Receive answers to your questions
Do you want to know what time it is in Los Angeles? Do you need to know how many ounces are in a gallon? Ask Siri.
How to start a workout
Starting a workout using Siri on the Apple Watch is much easier than actually motivating yourself to work out. Say it: “Hey Siri, start a [treadmill] do exercises. In this case, you need to be somewhat specific with the workouts built into Siri. Alternatively, you can also tell Siri that you want to take a two-mile walk; and it will start to track your training. If you want to end a workout early, just tell Siri “Finish my training. “
How to activate airplane mode
It’s as easy as saying “Light the plane“Fashion. This disables cellular and Wi-Fi connections as well as turning off all app notifications.
How to get directions
If you’re lost or need a specific route, just activate Siri on your watch and say “Directions to [location]. In the event that multiple locations are available (like Starbucks, for example), it lists the locations closest to you. Pick whichever one you want to visit, and Siri displays directions on your Apple Watch and iPhone.
How to identify a song
With Shazam, you can easily identify a song by saying “What is this song?Siri will then identify the song and give you a chance to add it to your library. Note that to use this feature, your watch must be on watchos 6 or later.
How to open apps
One of the most underused but important aspects of Siri on the Apple Watch is the ability to open apps. Instead of going through the menus, launch Siri and say “Open the Weather app. This works for pretty much all apps, and if the app isn’t installed on your watch, then it will trigger the app to open on your iPhone.
What else can Siri do?
Siri’s capabilities on the Apple Watch extend far beyond most ordinary users can imagine. To get a better idea of what Siri can do, launch Siri and ask “What can you do. »Siri will then display a list of all the actions or apps it can support, open, launch, and more. Tap any of the items that appear in this list and you’ll get examples to get you started. This is the best way to know how useful Siri and Apple Watch can be in your daily life.
Besides using Siri, also learn about other ways to make good use of your Apple Watch and how you can report on your Apple Watch activity.
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