1. tcuprof's Avatar
    I was standing behind the kitchen island last night preparing dinner. I was also listening to the Rangers game on my iPad Pro, which was on a nearby counter. As I turned to set something on the stove, I raised my wrist and said to my Apple Watch, "Hey Siri, set a timer for 6 minutes." My iPhone 6S AND iPad Pro both said simultaneously, "OK, 6 minutes and counting..." My Apple Watch didn't say anything, but it also started a timer!

    I know it's not possible now, but I'm thinking it would be handy if Apple would let us rename Siri on a device by device basis.
    04-06-2016 05:18 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Would it work to ask, "Hey, Siri, set a timer for 6 minutes on my Apple Watch.".
    04-06-2016 05:28 PM
  3. tcuprof's Avatar
    Clever idea but I just tried it and it didn't work. All three devices started a timer.
    04-06-2016 05:43 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Stay out of earshot of the other devices. Whisper to the watch!
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    04-06-2016 06:18 PM
  5. Beards's Avatar
    Or simply press & hold the crown and don't say "Hey Siri".
    Sherry_B, tcuprof and SweetSCBerry like this.
    04-06-2016 06:47 PM
  6. tsparks1's Avatar
    Or simply press & hold the crown and don't say "Hey Siri". ��
    Bingo!
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    04-06-2016 08:38 PM
  7. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I'm almost positive my Watch has deferred Hey Siri requests to my iPhone when both devices have answered in the past. Has anyone else experienced this? Maybe it's just in my head. I can't get to my Watch right now to test it.
    04-06-2016 09:58 PM
  8. tcuprof's Avatar
    Or simply press & hold the crown and don't say "Hey Siri". ��
    That would work, but when I'm fixing dinner, I sometimes have messy hands. That's when I'm more likely to use Hey Siri.
    04-07-2016 02:56 PM
  9. tcuprof's Avatar
    I'm almost positive my Watch has deferred Hey Siri requests to my iPhone when both devices have answered in the past. Has anyone else experienced this? Maybe it's just in my head. I can't get to my Watch right now to test it.
    Hmmm. Now I'm confused. I have the watch, iPhone, and iPad all in hearing distance and say Hey Siri. The watch and iPad both respond, but the iPhone doesn't. I would have sworn all three responded the other night, but now the iPhone isn't responding when the watch does. I guess it's just the iPad with the unwanted/redundant response.

    One other experiment - the iPhone and iPad both in hearing distance but not the watch. Say Hey Siri and the iPhone and iPad will both respond.
    04-07-2016 03:02 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Hmmm. Now I'm confused. I have the watch, iPhone, and iPad all in hearing distance and say Hey Siri. The watch and iPad both respond, but the iPhone doesn't. I would have sworn all three responded the other night, but now the iPhone isn't responding when the watch does. I guess it's just the iPad with the unwanted/redundant response.

    One other experiment - the iPhone and iPad both in hearing distance but not the watch. Say Hey Siri and the iPhone and iPad will both respond.
    Couldn't you just go to Settings on the iPad and turn Siri off while in the kitchen?
    04-09-2016 08:42 AM
  11. tcuprof's Avatar
    Yes I could but I'd rather live with the occasional inadvertent launching of an extra Siri than have to be turning it off and then back on. If it really gets to be an annoyance, I'm more likely to just turn off the Hey Siri option on the iPad since it's used more often on the iPhone.
    04-11-2016 10:32 PM

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