I use a few old phones permanently installed in different rooms with "Hey Siri" enabled. I have one home device whose name is just "lights" for the living room lights. It's the one I use the most and I used to be able to say "Hey Siri, turn on the lights" (albeit to any device and from anywhere in my house) and the living room lights would turn on. Every other device was specified by room. It was effectively a global default for "lights".
At some point, via updates or settings changes, Siri started responding "which light" and show me a list of all my lights. If I don't select one, it turns on every light in (and outside of) my house. So now I have to modify my command the specify "Hey Siri, turn on the living room lights" (or respond to the clarifying query).
I think I may be able to restore the original behavior by classifying all my lights as outlets, but I just had the idea:
Is there a way to set a default "lights" per device? If so, I could:
- Set the old iPhone in the living room to turn on the living room lights when I say "Hey Siri, turn on the lights"
- Set the old iPhone in the bedroom to turn on the bedroom lights when I say "Hey Siri, turn on the lights"