The “Hey Siri” feature on the iPhone allows you to use the voice search and control features of Siri without even holding the device.
This can be very useful in a lot of situations, and it something that will only continue to improve as time goes by. Your Apple Watch can also use the Hey Siri feature, which can be helpful if your iPhone isn’t nearby.
However, you might find that the Hey Siri feature on the Apple Watch is a little too sensitive, and that it activates itself when you don’t want it to. Therefore you might be interested in learning how to get rid fo the Hey Siri feature on your Apple Watch.
If you ultimately decide that it is causing more issues than it is resolving, then you may be looking for a way to disable it.
Our guide below will show you how to turn off Hey Siri on your Apple Watch by changing a setting directly from the Apple Watch.
If you have trouble entering the password on your watch, or if you don’t think it’s important, then you can read our tutorial on how to turn off passcode on Apple Watch so that you don’t need to enter it anymore.
How to Disable the “Hey Siri” Feature on the Apple Watch
The steps in this article were performed on an Apple Watch 2 using the Watch OS 3.1.3 operating system.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on the Apple Watch. You can get to the app screen by pressing the crown button on the side of the Watch.
Step 2: Select the General option.
Step 3: Scroll down and tap the Siri option.
Step 4: Touch the button to the right of Hey Siri to turn it off.
Now that you know how to disable Hey Siri on your Apple Watch you will be able to use the device without worrying that you might accidentally activate Siri if you say the wrong phrase.
Note that this will not affect the Hey Siri setting on the iPhone. Those two options are controlled separately.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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