There are moments when Siri can become really annoying. The virtual assistant may refuse to stay quiet and won’t stop talking on your Apple Watch. It doesn’t matter if the Voice Feedback setting is set to “Headphones only” or “Control with Silent Mode“. It’s not uncommon for Siri to behave in a strange manner shortly after you update your watchOS version. So, let’s dive right in and see how you can keep Siri quiet.
Disable “Hey Siri”
If you want Siri to be quiet when you’re using your Apple Watch, you can simply disable the “Hey Siri” option and enjoy peace of mind.
- On your Apple Watch, navigate to Settings and select Siri.
- Then locate the “Hey Siri” option and disable it.
So, if you think Siri has become way too chatty, you can turn off the “Hey Siri” option and mute the assistant.
Disable “Raise to Speak”
If you’re running watchOS 5, you don’t need to say “Hey Siri” to wake up the assistant. All you need to do is raise your wrist and talk. However, if you want to avoid accidentally waking up Siri with this gesture, you can disable the feature. On your Apple Watch, go to Settings and select Siri. Then disable “Raise to speak“.
Additional Settings to Control Siri on Apple Watch
Control with Silent Mode
If you want to fully control how Siri interacts with your Apple Watch, go to Settings, tap General and select Voice Feedback. If you enable “Control with Silent Mode”, Siri’s interaction will be directly controlled by your Silent Mode settings. Then, if you want to silence Siri, you can simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap the bell icon. This action will enable Silent Mode which means all sounds are muted on your smart watch. As long as your Apple Watch is set to Silent Mode, Siri will remain quiet as well.
If you’re wearing your AirPods, you can instruct Siri to respond only to your headphones. To enable this option, you need to navigate to Settings, tap Voice Feedback and then select the “Headphones only” option. Siri’s responses will be sent directly to your headphones.
Lower the Volume
A third alternative is to simply lower the volume. To control Siri’s audio volume output on the Apple Watch, go back to Voice Feedback. Tap the speaker icon and slide it to the left to lower the volume. If you want to increase the volume, slide the speaker icon the right.
Keep in mind that you cannot lower the volume that much so as to completely mute Siri on your Apple Watch. If you use this method, Siri’s responses will remain audible, especially if there’s not much background noise around.
To sum up, there are multiple ways to control Siri’s responses on your Apple Watch. But if you want to completely stop the assistant from talking on your smart watch, you need to disable the “Hey Siri” and “Raise to Speak” options.
Do you have any additional tips and trick on how to better control or silence Siri on an Apple Watch? Share your ideas in the comments below.