At this year’s WWDC event, Apple officially announced watchOS 5, the next version of watchOS. Basically, watchOS 5 is not a huge upgrade over its predecessors, but there are still a lot of new things that are worth your time.
One of the highlights of watchOS 5 lies in Raise to Siri. As the name implies, the feature allows you to quickly fire up Siri when you raise your wrist. This eliminates the need to use the physical button. This is a great addition to watchOS 5 as it makes things much easier and faster.
In reality, Raise to Siri was first debuted at Apple’s WWDC event, but it was removed for reasons still unknown from the first beta of watchOS 5. Users have been dying for this feature since the launch day of watchOS 5. Apple is fully aware of that and the company officially added it to the beta 2 and 3 of watchOS 5.
According to early testers, Raise to Siri now works in the second beta of watchOS 5. According to tech experts, Apple needs more time to work on the feature, making sure that things run smoothly at launch.
However, it remains unknown if the feature will make its way to the final build of watchOS 5. It seems that Apple is collecting feedback from users and tech experts this year. In reality, Raise to Siri reminds you of a similar iOS feature called Raise to Wake.
Raise to Wake was first introduced in iOS 11. Basically, it is a great feature that automatically wakes the lock screen when you raise your phone. The feature was met with a wide welcome from users and tech experts at launch.
If you have the latest version of watchOS 5, then make sure you give Raise to Siri a try. However, keep in mind that watchOS 5 is still in beta stages, so it may come with errors and bugs. Therefore, there are times when the feature stops working. From now on, all you need to do is to raise your wrist and issue your command.
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