How to send a message with Siri on Apple Watch

How to send a message with Siri on Apple Watch
How to send a message with Siri on Apple Watch (Image credit: Joseph Keller / iMore)

Not only can Siri on the Apple Watch schedule appointments and check the weather, it can also send and reply to messages. Using only your voice, you can have a full, text-based conversation, right from your wrist.

Follow this guide to learn how Siri can make sending messages from your Apple Watch easier.

How to send a message using Siri on your Apple Watch

  1. After raising your wrist to wake your Apple Watch, say Hey Siri. Alternatively, press and hold the Digital Crown or simply raise your wrist and start speaking if Raise to Speak is turned on.
  2. Say Send a message to [contact/phone number]. You can also say something like "Tell [contact] headed home period".
  3. If prompted, select the device to which you would like to send the message.

Send a message with Siri, showing how to say 'Send a message to...' and select a device if prompted (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Speak your message.
  2. Tap Don't Send if you don't want the message sent.

Send a message with Siri, showing how to speak your message, then tap Don't Send to stop the message from being sent (Image credit: iMore)

How to reply to a message using Siri on your Apple Watch

  1. After raising your wrist to see an incoming message notification, say Hey Siri, reply. Alternatively, press and hold the Digital Crown.
  2. Say Hey Siri, reply or simply Reply if you held the Digital Crown.
  3. Speak your message.
  4. Press the Digital Crown or say Hey Siri, send it to send.

Reply to a message with Siri, showing how to start a reply, speak your message, then tap Don't Send if you don't want it to be sent (Image credit: iMore)

Questions?

Lets us know in the comments below.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

4 Comments
  • I'm enjoying these how to articles! I'm looking forward to the one about how to control music using Siri on the watch. Might have kept the dude in Montreal from getting a ticket! Thanks
  • Same here, taking in how-to information bits at a time (as opposed to reading the online Apple Watch manual from start to end) is quite helpful. I'm glad iMore is doing them. Now, if I can only make myself remember these commands! Especially "Hey Siri, send". ;)
  • They also tackle multi language watch dictation assume you use the language based on what was your keyboard set to when you last texted a given person. Great - needs to come to iphone (because of in-car use). Also keyboard is not always perfect marker as especiall with informality of text messages you sometimes dont bother to change keyboard. Then you end up with a nonsense siri text.... Wish Appme put an option to define conversation language for each contact that would override keyboard as marker. I am not saying i would fill in for all contactsbut just mught for 20 VIPs or so...
  • What about emoji? Can Siri handle that yet? Sent from the iMore App