How to Turn Apple Watch Workout Progress Alerts On & Off (watchOS 8)

Enable and disable Apple Watch verbal workout progress alerts as needed.

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WatchOS 8 introduced Apple Watch workout app progress alerts. Some find this Siri feature motivating, while others feel the verbal notifications are an unwanted disruption. Whatever your preference, we'll show you how to turn these Siri Apple Watch alerts on and off.

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Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Enable workout-progress alerts when you want to know your status without checking your watch. 
  • Disable this feature when you're in a group setting or just want to avoid audible interruptions. 

How to Enable and Disable Apple Watch Siri Voice Feedback 

Let's cover how to enable and disable the Siri Apple Watch alerts during workouts:

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Tap Workout.

  3. Tap the toggle next to Voice Feedback. (Green is enabled; gray is disabled.)

That's all there is to it! Simply tap the Voice Feedback toggle whenever you want to turn this Apple Watch workout feature on or off. 

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Ashleigh Page

Ashleigh Page is an Associate Editor for iPhone Life. With a background in computer science and creative writing, she loves blending aspects of the technical and creative. An avid technology enthusiast, she adores Apple products and keeping up with the latest innovations. When she’s not working, Ashleigh is often found crafting whimsical (and sometimes nonsensical) short stories, hiking, and playing sand volleyball.