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

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How can I get value for AQI on apple watch?

I want to see the latest AQI (Air Quality Index) on my Apple watch, but it just show '--'. How can I get it to show the actual AQI figure?
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Troubleshooting the Network Connection on Apple Series 5 Watch (WiFi)

I bought an Apple Series 5 watch (WiFi), and although the updates are current its behavior calls into question whether the watch is misconfigured in some way or defective. Upon attempting to place a ...
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How do I show Apple Maps turn-by-turn navigation for public transport on my lock screen and Apple Watch?

I use the iOS Apple Maps app frequently for public transport directions. In the past, if I was actively navigating using public transport, Maps would display turn-by-turn directions on the lock screen ...
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What are some of the functionalities I can turn off to speed up an old Apple Watch?

As watchOS is being updated, more and more features are added. And for users using previous generations of Apple Watches, the slow down is affecting essential daily tasks more severely. I am not using ...
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Send data to apple watch

I have apple watch series 4 and an iPhone. I want to send data like links,images,text to my watch. Usually I emailed these data to myself and open it on my watch . Is there any efficient way to do ...
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Dismissing Notification on one device persists on other devices

I don't recall the exact OS version I had on my iPhone and Watch, but starting with a recent update it seems like if I clear/dismiss a notification on my iPhone, it does not clear on my Watch. I'm ...
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Is it possible to use an Apple Watch to authorise sudo in Catalina?

MacOS Catalina let us do some higher privilege actions on our Mac by authorising through a press on our Apple Watch button. Would it be possible to use that feature to authorise a sudo command in the ...
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Is it possible to make Apple Watch Series 5 measure heart rate (pulse), passively, all the time?

I bought an Apple Watch Series 5, because I wanted to measure my heart rate, passively, all the time (24/7). However, I cannot find a way to enable the heart rate monitor, so that it's "on" by ...
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Cannot pair Cochlear implant hearing device to Apple Watch

I am using a Series 5 Apple watch with the newest iOS, 6.1. I have a Nucleus 7 Cochlear implant sound processor which pairs fine with my iPhone. However, the Apple Watch cannot find my hearing aid. ...
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Unable to remove Phone and Email field when using Apple Pay on my Apple Watch

On the Watch app on my iPhone I had entered my Email and Phone field under "Wallet & Apple Pay". However, when I delete both fields and go onto my Apple Watch and invoke Apple Pay my old Email ...
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How to remove 'Cycle Tracking' from my Apple watch?

I find this app 'Cycle Tracking' on my apple watch: I don't recall installing this app at all. But I don't need this app. I looked into the 'Installed App' in my Watch app on my iPhone, but I can ...
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Stopping Apple Watch Workout when wet

Frequently I cannot stop the timer for a run in the Workout app if I am too sweaty - the touch screen does not recognize my finger press, and neither the side button or Digital Crown help. Is there ...
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Can I use my Apple Watch 4, having only an iPhone 8 Plus? If not, what is the latest Apple Watch that will pair with my phone?

I have an iPhone 8 Plus, and in continuing attempts to pair it with an Apple Watch 4, was able to read the iPhone just barely display a dialog saying “iPhone is out of date,” quick as a flash, and ...
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Watch: Third-Party Email App that Renders HTML

Since Gmail as a service does not support push on iOS Mail, I do not get notifications for emails as they come in unless I use a third-party email app. I have used Outlook for iOS for a long time now, ...
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Does Watch Series 5 work with iPhone SE?

On Apple's fine print it says: Apple Watch Series 5 requires an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 13 or later. So I'm not sure whether this implies iPhone SE as well.
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Apple Watch4 with OS6 slow/ unresponsive on tap to wake

I’ve been using Apple Watch Series 4 with Watch OS 5.x for a year. With disabled raise to wake I had no problems with waking the watch by tapping the screen. Upon upgrade to Watch OS6, I now need ...
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Apple Watch Series 2 will not pair with iPhone 11 Pro

So I just upgraded my iPhone to the iPhone 11 Pro and went to pair my existing Series 2 Apple Watch with it - I have reset the Apple Watch to factory defaults, and attempted to pair it using the ...
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ECG App not appearing on Apple Watch (Region: INDIA)

Recently, Apple launched ECG Feature for India quite recently with the latest generation of WatchOS. I do not seem to have it on my Apple Watch Series 4 even after updating it to the latest version of ...
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Non-Midnight “Day” Transation for Apple Watch Activity Rings?

I often work out at the gym late at night. I also often stay up past midnight. But the Apple Watch considers each "day" to begin and end at midnight. This means that I will be in the middle of a ...
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What are the criteria for when siri speaks a response on the watch?

iphone 8 running IOS 13.1.2, watch 4 running 6.0.1 If I push the crown and ask "is it going to rain today" I get a graphical response of the "weather circle" set to the precipitation percentage, but ...
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Apple Watch message: “Sign Into Complete Purchase”

My Apple Watch 4 keeps showing this message asking for an Apple Id authentication that is my email but not my apple id really. Sign Into Complete Purchase Enter the password for you Apple ID "...
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Apple Watch never checks for heart attacks

One of the Apple Watch promotional material includes this image (apparently) from the health app. How can this be interpreted? I understand that the Apple Watch may alert for irregular heart rhythms, ...
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Apple watch - maps screen stuck

My apologies if the post is not following the guidelines of the community, but unfortunately googling and looking in other communities has not been helpful with the problem I am facing. After ...
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Apple watch series 3 microphone stops working after watch OS 6 update

After the watch OS 6 update, I can on longer use Siri with the watch or use it to call. It seems like the watch is not able to record any voice. I have already unpair and pair numerous time. I have ...
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When a Series 4 Apple Watch contacts emergency services due to fall detection, what do the emergency responders hear?

Per Apple's docs: What happens if your Apple Watch detects that you're immobile If your Apple Watch detects that you're immobile for about a minute, it begins a 30-second countdown, while ...
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How is the Apple Watch ECG disabled in certain countries?

In Japan there will not be ECG for potentially many years until it makes it through mountains of bureaucracy. I haven't tried a different Apple ID to enable the ECG, but I heard others have tried ...
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Why is my Apple Watch noise monitoring suspended?

I have a new Apple Watch Series 5 running WatchOS 6. The noise monitoring feature seemed to be working fine yesterday but today the complication shows a microphone with a line through it and when I ...
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Does Apple Watch 3 support Noise app?

I cannot find any reference on web that this app is only supported on new watches like 4 or 5.
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How to scribble backslash (“\”) on Apple Watch?

My organization's WiFi username & password has punctuations in it. Namely a Windows-style DOMAIN\user username, which contains a backslash ("\") character. watchOS 6's "connect to" WiFi doesn't ...
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How do I update my Apple Watch 4 to watchOS 6 with an iPhone 6?

I am having trouble updating my Apple Watch Series 4 to watchOS 6, as it is saying "update your phone first". The problem is that I cannot update my iPhone 6 to iOS 13, so does that mean I won't be ...
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Remove playback speed control

I like that my Apple Watch (series 3) shows a Now Playing screen whilst listening to a Podcast on my iPhone; however I often accidentally press the playback speed button on it. This is annoying and ...
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Pairing Apple Watch to new iPhone without erasing

My iPhone was lost and I want to pair my watch with my new iPhone. Everything I see says that unpairing the watch will erase it. The problem is I don't have a backup of the watch since it's a new ...
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Why Does My Apple Watch Lose Connection to My iPhone When Using a VPN

I am using an Always On VPN on my iPhone 6s that I setup using Algo. The VPN is hosted on Digital Ocean. I add the VPN by installing a configuration profile on a supervised device. Whenever I install ...
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I can use my watch to ping my phone, but how can i use my phone to ping my watch

I have an Apple Watch and one if its most useful functions is that I can swipe up and tap the ping iPhone icon to make my iPhone beep at me. This saves my bacon 4 or 5 times each week when I misplace ...
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Why can't I send iMessage directly from my Apple Watch? [closed]

My Apple Watch series 4 has wifi capabilities but when my iPhone is offline I can't send iMessages directly from my watch. If I can't send the message directly from my watch then what is the true ...
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Why Apple watch 4 has not enabled ECG feature for the countries other than US?

I have an Apple watch series 4 which comes with built-in ECG feature then Why it does not have that? Is there any problem? Is there anything to do with Location?
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How to enable stand notifications on Apple Watch even in Do Not Disturb mode?

When working or relaxing I like to keep my watch on Do Not Disturb, but I'd like to still get buzzed when it's time to stand. Is there a way to selectively enable a notification through DND?
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iPhone Activity App Selective Restore

I recently upgraded to a iPhone XR from a 7+ and transferred my Apple Watch and Health Data to the new phone. As far as I could tell when I setup the new phone everything transferred over perfectly. ...
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“Apple Watch Only” apps not showing on Apple Watch when using Configuration Profile on linked iPhone

The Breathe, Heart, Stocks, Walkie-Talkie, and Workout apps are not showing up on my Apple Watch. I know this is because I have a configuration profile on my iPhone with an app whitelist only ...
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What else except media and apps is using space on the Apple Watch?

Something unknown is using most of the space on my Apple Watch: The listed apps/media account for at most 1GB, yet more than 3.5 are “in use”. What could it be and how can I reclaim some space?
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How does the integration with Fitbit work for data generated on Apple Watch?

I'm hoping to replace my mom's Fitbit Alta with an apple watch. She's been a Fitbit user for years so we’d prefer to keep that data source I browsed online and there's a lot of conflicting and ...
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Why are Apple Watch activity rings moving on by themselves?

I am observing my Apple Watch activity rings are moving insanely. I did talk to customer service they were also unable to help me. Did anyone face the issue before? What happened today? I wore the ...
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Apple Watch app won’t download on iPhone XR

I recently got a new iPhone XR. When I restored it from a backup, I realized that the Watch had offloaded. I tried reinstalling, but it didn’t work. I deleted the app from my Home Screen. Now ...
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How to make a card from Apple Wallet show up based on location?

I have my YMCA card in my Apple Wallet. My watch only suggests my YMCA card at certain locations. The YMCA I go to the most does not trigger an automatic suggestion of my membership card. Is there any ...
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First time pairing of Apple Watch with iPhone keeps failing

I just got a new Apple Watch Series 4, but I'm having some issues pairing to my iPhone (an iPhone 8 with up to date iOS). When iPhone and Apple Watch are near each other, the pairing procedure starts ...
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Does Apple Watch automatically stop walk/run workout?

One problem I commonly have with activity and workout trackers is that I forget to stop recording when I finish my walk or run, and end up including a bus ride or drive as part of the workout. This ...
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Don’t send notification to Notification Center on Apple Watch

Is it possible to restrict certain app notifications from going to the Notification Center on Apple Watch? One use case: I’d like to receive phone calls on the watch, but I don’t want those ...
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Check the status of a Finder copy-paste operation from Apple Watch

Today I had to leave my Mac, while a copy-pasting operation was in progress with a large number of files. I found myself wanting to know how long the operation had left (and if it had encountered any ...
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Two rectangles in the lock screen [duplicate]

Those days I see those two rectangles on my lock screen and I wonder what do they mean. The strange things is that whenever they are there, the unlock with Apple Watch is not working.
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Apple Watch Screenshot not saving on iPhone

I recently purchased a Series 4 Apple Watch yesterday, but I cannot seem to get the screenshot feature to work. The steps I have taken are: Enable screenshots through the watch app on my iPhone ...