Apple Watch Tips and Tricks: 19 Tips and Tricks

If you're thinking of buying an Apple Watch. This information is for you.

Apple Watch Tips and Tricks: 19 Tips and Tricks

I've been lost for a long time. So I went to see it a few times, and when I talked to the store clerk, he said, "I don't think you need an Apple Watch." In fact, I don't think I need one given what the Apple Watch can do for my needs. But I want something.

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These are the Tips and Tricks for using Apple Watch:

1) Change the AirPods volume

Apple Watch Tips and Tricks: 19 Tips and Tricks

If you have AirPods, you can change the volume with your hand. Just rotate the digital crown. No need to take out your iPhone.

2) Extend battery life

Stop apps running in the background to extend the battery life of your Apple Watch. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and tap General > Background App Refresh. You can choose to select apps one by one or select all.

3) Find your iPhone

"I can't find my iPhone!" Let's look for it with Apple Watch. Swipe from the bottom of the screen and tap the "Find iPhone" button to hear a sound from your iPhone. You don't have to ask people to "call me". By the way, if you press and hold the button, you can also make the LED light on your iPhone flash. This is convenient if you lose it in the dark.

4) Take a photo with your Apple Watch

Open the Camera app on your iPhone, then open the "Remote Camera" app on your Apple Watch. What do you think then? Turn your Apple Watch into a remote shutter button! Shooting with a large number of people is also easy.

5) Add sleep tracking

Download the sleep tracking app on your Apple Watch to track your sleep. There are popular apps such as Automatic sleep tracker Pillow (free, with in-app purchases) and AutoSleep.

6) Change the text size on Apple Watch

Apple Watch Tips and Tricks: 19 Tips and Tricks

If you don't like the small text on your Apple Watch, you can adjust it from the "Brightness and Text Size" in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

7) Share the location

Apple Watch Tips and Tricks: 19 Tips and Tricks

You can share your current location with friends and family. If you press hard on the screen in the Messages app on your Apple Watch, you can select "Send Location" from the menu.

8) Check data usage

If you have an Apple Watch Series 3 or newer, you can connect to cellular. You can check how much data you're using by going to Cellular Data in the Settings app on your Apple Watch.

9) Quickly mute your Apple Watch

You can quickly mute your Apple Watch by placing your hand on top. The setting is "Sounds & Haptics" → "Cover to Mute" in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

10) Show the last used app

You can set the conditions to display the last used app when you raise your wrist. You can set it by tapping "General" → "Wake screen" and "Show the last used app when the screen is raised".

11) Check the time without lifting your wrist

You have to lift your wrist to wake the Apple Watch to check the time, but you can turn on the display without lifting your wrist by slowly turning the Digital Crown up.

12) Set iPhone photo as watch face

Open the iOS photo app, tap "Create watch face" from the share button, select the watch face that appears, and tap "Add".

On the Apple Watch, press hard on the screen of an existing watch face and swipe left or right to create a new watch face. Scroll through the Digital Crown and select Photos.

13) Vary the number of alerts

By default, you'll be alerted twice when you receive a new message, but for some people, one is enough, or they want more. You can set it from the Apple Watch app on your iPhone by going to "Notifications" → "Messages" → "Custom".

14) Change the notification length

You can also change the length of the haptic notification.

Open the Settings app, go to Sounds & Haptics, and select the Haptic notification type. Select "Clear" if you want haptic notifications to be clear for all apps.

15) Share activities

Motivate yourself by sharing your activities with friends and family. Go to the Activities app on your iPhone > the Share tab > tap the plus button in the top right corner and type the name of the person you want to share with.

With iOS 12 and watchOS 5, you can do week-long activity challenges with friends and family. Open the Activity app on your Apple Watch, swipe left, and tap the contact name.

16) Reboot

Even if your Apple Watch freezes, you can restart it by pressing and holding the digital crown and side button for 10 seconds (release when the Apple logo appears). By the way, do not force a reboot while updating WatchOS.

17) Unlock your Mac with Apple Watch

If you have a Mid-2013 or later Mac with macOS Sierra or later, you can unlock it with Apple Watch (watchOS 3 or later) without entering a password.

Two-factor authentication must be turned on for your Apple ID. (If it is 2-step verification, you need to switch to 2-factor)

On your Mac, click Preferences from the Apple menu and open Security & Privacy. On the General tab, check "Allow Apple Watch to unlock this Mac".

18) List apps

Apple Watch Tips and Tricks: 19 Tips and Tricks

By default, the Apple Watch displays the app list like a honeycomb. However, from watchOS4 it is possible to display it as a list.

Press the digital crown to display the home screen. You can select grid view or list view by pressing the screen a little harder.

19) Speed ​​up the time

Apple Watch Tips and Tricks: 19 Tips and Tricks

Some people advance their watches a few minutes to avoid being late, and the Apple Watch can do that too. Select "Time" from the settings on the Apple Watch home screen. Select any number from 1 to 59 minutes and press the "Set" button to complete.

It's convenient to be able to remotely shutter the camera and find the iPhone. It's nice to be able to share activities with friends to keep them motivated. I never paid much attention to tracking my sleep before, but after realizing how productive I am on a good night's sleep, I realize how important it is.

I'm not a fitness fanatic, so I haven't made the decision to buy one, but I was able to see the appeal of the Apple Watch rather than just being told it's good for fitness.

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