watchOS 11 removes Siri face on Apple Watch


It was this month a 12 months in the past after I posed the query: Will the Siri face survive watchOS 10 and Apple Watch widgets?

To my information, Apple has by no means retired a watch face. Some are {hardware} particular, others are redesigned, however watch faces don’t depart the Apple Watch. I believe that’s why the Siri watch face nonetheless exists for now, however it would want some love to remain related.

As of watchOS 10, the Siri watch face is six variations outdated. It debuted with a lot potential and made steps towards realizing that potential earlier than it stalled. Now there’s a brand new widget system on Apple Watch that turns the Siri watch face into an vintage. It nonetheless has some uniqueness to it, however I’m unsure that would be the case this time subsequent 12 months.

Nicely, it’s “this time subsequent 12 months” now, and the Siri watch face on Apple Watch has not survived.

As a substitute? A wiser Good Stack.

  • Widgets seem based mostly on time, location, and extra.
  • Reside Actions, as soon as a lacking function on the Apple Watch, now reside within the Good Stack.
  • Good Stack can floor the Shazam widget when close by music is detected.
  • Distance, Coaching Load, Pictures, and climate alert widgets at the moment are included.

The actual Siri face killer? Double faucet. The finger gesture for summoning the Good Stack from the watch face by no means labored on the Siri face. Seeing the 2 vertically scrolling interfaces compete was a great signal that the brand new means was in and the outdated means, much less used means was out.

Even higher is how watchOS 11 handles auto-launching apps for Reside Actions and taking part in media. The brand new default is auto-launching the Good Stack when a Reside Exercise or taking part in media is energetic. No double faucet gesture required.

As I concluded a 12 months in the past:

In the end, I believe every knowledge supply from the Siri face ought to grow to be a widget. The Siri face may reside on as a type of devoted widget watch face. Good Stack already seems like a redesigned Siri face.

That is all Apple Watch work that may await watchOS 11 or 12, however I do assume it must occur versus the opposite choice: abandoning the Siri face and letting it languish.

watchOS 11, certainly. Siri face: 2017—2024. You served some folks nicely, typically. Now the countdown for the Apple Intelligence face begins… or no less than an Apple Watch or watchOS model that talks the Apple Intelligence language.

Frankly, I simply need Siri with ChatGPT on the Apple Watch, however that’s one thing for an additional time. Siri + ChatGPT on the iPhone, presumably by way of AirPods, is thrilling sufficient within the meantime.


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