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The Apple Watch is a watch-like accessory for the iPhone 5 and beyond

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Turn off “Approve with Apple Watch” macOS security alerts

Using macOS 11 Big Sur, many items that used to require my user password now annoyingly buzz my wrist. I can still type my password, but now I have to first press "Use Password..." in the ...
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Police-panic mode for Apple Watch?

On iPhone you can immediately lock all sensitive information by pressing the side button five times. On Mac you can hold down the power button. What is the equivalent for Apple Watch? Also, since your ...
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Ways to find out uptime of Apple Watch?

Having to enter a PIN code could possibly mean that wristband wasn't tight enough. Or Apple Watch booted. That question could be easy to answer had Apple provided uptime information directly. Alas, ...
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Is there a way for me to view my Apple Watch Activity data on my mac desktop?

I'd like to be able to view my apple watch Activity data on my mac desktop or laptop. So for example, workouts, steps, etc, today, and for the last week, much like what I can find in the Activity app ...
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Siri be used to play on Apple TV?

While HomePod can be used to play content on Apple TV, I'm finding a lot of trouble getting my watch or iPhone to play content on Apple TV. Assuming I can get something to play on Apple TV using the ...
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Apple Watch workout for a standing-desk treadmill?

Any tips for getting this to work properly? I select "Indoor Walk" but my Apple Watch routinely thinks I've stopped working out and asks me to either Pause or End Workout, and my step count ...
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Connect my watch with family iPad for Fitness+

Ive got Apple Fitness* shared with my family. My wife has an iPad (with her own account, but part of the family sharing group) running 14.3 - capable of running Fitness+. Can I pair my watch to the ...
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Has anyone had any luck getting their Apple Watch show up in Xcode's Bluetooth Explorer?

I've tried "Show Device Discovery", "Low Energy Devices, and "Near By Devices". It's likely that it won't show up, but I was hoping someone might have had some luck.
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How can multiple people do the same workout?

We have subscribed as a family to Apple Fitness+ and have it via a TV with Apple TV. All family members have access to the Apple TV already via profiles. It’s possible to have one person’s watch ...
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How do I force sync of my workouts from Watch to iPhone?

Since iOS 14.0 (through at least 14.3) syncing of workouts from watch to phone has become unreliable, with occasionally workouts failing to appear on the phone. Is there a way (without wiping or ...
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How to stop AirPods Pro from switching to Apple Watch?

It annoys me that whenever I am listening to music on my iPhone and I want to activate Siri on my Apple Watch (to set a timer or reminder, for example), it takes several seconds for the watch to ...
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Does Apple Watch identify “me” while using Apple Pay on Cellular without iPhone nearby? Is it safe to use Apple Pay on Watch like on iPhone?

As far as I know, Apple Watch does not need a passcode or something to pay with Apple Pay nor unlock Apple Watch (but probably it can be set). Now let's talk about Apple Watch 6 Cellular version in ...
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Apps installed on Watch shown as uninstalled on Watch app on iOS

Numerous apps that are installed on Watch are not indicated as installed under "Installed On Apple Watch" in the Watch am on iOS (even though they're shown correctly as being present under &...
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Can't install apps on Watch following iOS update

Following an update to iOS 14.3, I'm unable to install apps on my Watch, both before and after updating to watchOS 7.2. After clicking the install button in the Watch app, I get the progress indicator ...
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Can I use a different AppleID on my Apple Watch?

I have an iPhone and an Apple Watch. For my elderly mother I want to buy a second Apple Watch, with LTE. This is in case she falls or something else happens and she has to call for help. However she ...
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Is cellular for Apple Watch ever available for a pre-paid phone plan?

At least in Australia, all the cellular providers only provide cellular support for the Apple Watch if the iPhone is also on a post-paid plan, with no support for pre-paid plans. Is this the same ...
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How can I make unlocking my Mac with my Apple Watch more secure?

I have turned on the feature to allow my Mac to be unlocked via my Apple Watch. However, there is no interaction required from me - if I am home and asleep with my watch on, my roommate can go to my ...
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Can't enable logging into apps with my Apple Watch?

I have an Apple Watch Series 3 running watchOS 6.2.6 which I'm trying to use to unlock apps on my Mac. If I got to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General and check the "Use ...
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After updating the password, many programs asking me to enter the new password

After updating the password, many programs asking me to enter the new password. How can I get rid of it? And outlook also asked to update something After updating the password, I cannot use Apple ...
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Can I get Siri to run a shortcut on my Apple Watch without having to touch the screen?

Whenever I verbally get Siri to run a shortcut on my Apple Watch Series 4 it always requires that I approve it by pressing 'Do' on the screen in order for the shortcut to run. Is it possible to ...
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MacBook Pro 16-inch with Big Sur does not charge Apple Watch with lid closed

This problem is literally ungoogleable because everyone is talking about how they're MacBook Pro isn't charging because of the new battery health management. But my problem is different - I used to ...
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Disable magic switch to Apple watch

I have had a mt Apple watches for 4 years now (first a series 2 now a series 4) and I always have the following issue: When I active Siri on the watch with my AirPods connected to iPhone (and ...
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Apple Watch Fading to Black on Startup

I just bought a cracked Apple Watch to try and repair. When I put the watch on the charger, it turns on the Apple logo for a couple seconds then fades to black. When I remove the watch from the ...
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How to remove old watch from macOS' “Security Settings”, “Use Watch to Unlock”?

In the macOS Control panel, Security & Privacy settings, under Use Apple Watch to unlock apps and your Mac, I see my current watch and my older Series 4 watch. This is happening since I got the ...
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Apple Watch won't update to watchOS 7 (update couldn't be verified, your device is not connected to the internet)

iPhone 7 w/ iOS 14.1, Apple Watch Series 5 I've been trying for some weeks now to update my Apple Watch to watchOS 7. Every time I try to install, whether I initiate the installation from the Settings ...
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Alarm is silent with latest Watch + iPhone

I have an issue and I don't see a good solution. Here are my constraints: I want to wake up at the end of my sleep schedule (doesn't matter if it's my iPhone alarm, my watch alarm or my watch ...
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Watch alerts for shared calendar events… how to disable?

My colleague has shared her work calendar with me via Outlook/Exchange (for meeting scheduling, etc). My watch alerts me for every one of her upcoming meetings… no matter what settings I change. And ...
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What is the iCloud Lock going on Apple Watch?

https://www.techmajesty.com/icloud-unlocks-activation-lock-removal/icloud-unlock-activation-lock-removal-for-any-iwatch.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXuAN-11Usc It seems (according to links ...
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Apple Watch 1st Gen serial number and pairing issue

I am trying to get the serial number of my Apple Watch 1st gen watch. I can’t get it off the back as wear has scraped it off over time. I thought I would try and get it off the watch itself in ...
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One workout missing from phone

Yesterday I did two workouts using my Series 6 AW. One HIIT and one walk. Today, when I look at the fitness app on the phone, only one of the workouts is there, the HIIT. Is there any way to force the ...
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How to understand the Sleep Schedule in the Health app on iPhone, in relationship to the from-to times and which days they apply to?

I am trying to set up a sleep schedule in the Health app on my iPhone, to be used on my new Apple Watch series 6, and I'm having a bit of trouble understanding exactly how this works. Let me give an ...
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ECG Setup in Apple Watch

I have installed latest iOS version on my iPhone as well as on Apple Watch. However I don’t see set up option for ECG app in Health app in iPhone. What do I do.
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Apple Watch Cellular activation in China

I went to an Apple store in Shanghai/China to buy an apple watch with cellular and they told me I'll not be able to use it because SIM card providers (i.e. China Unicom, China mobile) require Chinese ...
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Take a picture on Lightroom for iOS with an Apple Watch 4

I like how Apple wrote an app on the watch that takes pictures with the native camera on iPhone. In fact, would like to take RAW pictures with any iOS app like Lightroom or another that permits ...
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Cannot calibrate indoor run for Apple Watch 6

How can I calibrate the Apple Watch 6 manually so that the indoor running estimation gets more accurate ? I run a little faster than average, so it underestimates about 300 meters per kilometer. That ...
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Apple Watch 6 blood oxygen measurement said I had hypoxia when I in reality was fine. How to know if reading is taken in optimal conditions?

TL;DR: How can I know if the SpO2 reading is in fact taken in optimal conditions ? I wanted a new watch for exercise tracking, so I looked at Apple Watch 6. I was also excited about this SpO2 feature ...
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What is this icon in Apple Watch Control Center?

I noticed this icon in Control Center on my Apple Watch recently and didn’t recognize it. It’s not listed on Apple’s support pages about Control Center (a b). (bottom left)
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Does Apple Watch Series 4 with LTE require paid service for the fall detection call to work? [duplicate]

Does Apple Watch Series 4 with LTE require paid service for the fall detection call to work? Will it make the call anyways? I’ve heard 911 calls don’t require paid service.
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Workout sync from Watch to iPhone is unreliable since iOS 14 update

Since updating to iOS 14, about 20% 50% of my workouts fail to sync from my Watch to my iPhone. I've restarted both Watch and iPhone, several times. Quit and relaunched the Activity app in iOS. All to ...
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Is there any way to use sleep mode on WatchOS 7 without do not disturb activating on my iPhone?

I want to use my Apple Watch for sleep tracking, and want to use sleep mode so the watch display is completely off while I sleep. However, I need my iPhone to NOT turn on Do Not Disturb (I need to be ...
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Unable to update to watchOS 7

I’m having a lot of trouble (and have spent the better part of a day) trying to upgrade to watchOS 7 (on a Series 5, with iOS 14 installed on the paired iPhone). It takes probably an hour or so to “...
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Max Heart Rate during Workout Apple Watch

I am wondering if it's possible to set a max heart rate during a workout in the new Apple Watch 6. It's the only feature that I need in a new watch. If it doesn't have it I'm buying a garmin watch. Kr,...
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Can Watch Series 6 be used as a BLE peripheral?

Is with Series 6 finally possible to use Watch as a Bluetooth LE peripheral? Edit: clarification: this is about being able to make the Watch available as peripheral programmatically, in apps / with ...
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Why does un-paired/removed Apple Watch still appear as macOS unlock option?

Several weeks ago I erased an Apple Watch I plan to sell/recycle. A few days ago I noticed it was still listed in iCloud Devices, so I "Removed from Account." All seemed to go well: it no ...
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Healthkit data: Is the XML data you manually export from the iPhone the same as the Healthkit data

I want to know if the environmental noise data from Apple watch (or for that matter any health data parameter) has a higher resolution if you access it via Healthkit (or from iCloud) vs. manually ...
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Apple Watch pinged a phone that is not mine. Why, how do I replicate, and how do I avoid?

This morning I used my Apple Watch to locate my iPhone. Swipe up, tap the phone icon, and somewhere in the caverns of my couch a phone chimes. After flipping cushions and digging through crevices, I ...
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Is it possible to record Voice Memos on Apple Watch while on an iPhone call?

Is it possible to be on a speakerphone call with my iPhone and then use the Voice Memos app on the Apple Watch to record the conversation? I'm not thinking that the Apple Watch would have access to ...
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Can I connect an Apple Watch to my iPhone without syncing activity data? Or is there another way to roll back Activity data?

First, the problem: I accidentally entered a 25-hour workout manually instead of a 1-hour workout (I entered "yesterday at time X to today at time X+1", instead of "…to yesterday at ...
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Apple Watch can detect my approach?

Apple Watch, I think third gen. On it's charger near the front door of the house, both on a huge pillow. Face is pointed up. iPhone is charging at the opposite side of the house, so neither one is ...
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Apple Watch auto workout detection fails to detect local walks

Apple Watch has a feature that detects workouts, including walks, and offers to record them. This feature works reliably for me anywhere but near home, where it never works (not for years). Is there a ...

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