How to activate Siri without pressing Digital Crown on Apple Watch

When you upgrade your Apple Watch to watchOS 5, your life will become much easier. For example, Siri’s personal assistant has become surprisingly fast and reliable on the Apple Watch Series 3. In addition, owners of the Series 3 model can now use the new “Bring and talk” function.

Now you can activate Siri without pressing the Digital Crown wheel. This is a small change, but in real life it is truly palpable. The function works more reliably than the activation of the phrase “Hi, Siri”

How to enable the function

First, you need to make sure that the function “Hold and talk” is on. After upgrading to watchOS 5, you will see a notification about it. If you click on the “Continue” notification, the function will be activated.

How to enable the function


On your Apple Watch, click on the Digital Crown wheel to open your apps. Here select Settings -> General -> Siri . Ensure that the “Bring and talk” feature is active. You can also adjust the voice volume at the bottom of this section.

How to use the function

Now you just need to raise your wrist and start talking. However, it must be done correctly. For the function to work every time, you need to raise your wrist higher than if you just wanted to check the time.

Ideally, your Apple Watch should be 15 centimeters from your face. If you turn on the clock screen, it’s even better.


Lifting your wrist, just say it. Say the command without the words “Hi, Siri”. Your Apple Watch will understand what’s happening, and activate Siri. After that, your speech will be translated into the text on the screen, and in a second the personal assistant will execute the command.


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