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Questions tagged [apple-watch]

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

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How to rid myself of hackers [closed]

Hackers have taken complete control of my late 2018 MacBook Pro 13” Retina no touch bar, iPhone XS Max, iPad 6th generation and I watch series 3. How do I get rid of them?
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How to stop Apple Watch to display music controls when it's playing on iPhone?

For e. g., when driving a car I am absolutely not interested to have those controls taking all the Apple Watch screen since I'm way more interested in having access to clock face and all the ...
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Use Apple Watch LTE data for hotspot

I'm paying $10/month for LTE data for my Apple Watch series 4 on Verizon. That gives me 15GB of hotspot data on it and unlimited data for use from the watch. However, my usage always shows 0 bytes. I'...
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Pair my Apple Watch back to my iPhone

My iPhone and Apple Watch were paired but the iPhone went in for repairs. On return, the pairing to my Watch was broken. Now I want to re-pair the Watch without losing my exercise data gathered for ...
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How can I add a Shortcut to my Apple Watch Home screen?

I want to enable/disable my iPhone's Cellular Data using my Apple Watch. Here's what I've done so far: 1) Created two Shortcuts, one to enable, and another to disable Cellular Data. 2) Added these ...
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Apple Watch: Can it be configured to only send outgoing calls?

I would like to configure an Apple Watch so that it can only send outgoing phone calls. The Watch would be for my elderly mother, so the ability to call for help (especially if the Watch detects a ...
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Apple Watch: Heart Rate and Cardiogram Not Updating

The Heart Rate and Cardiogram apps on my Apple Watch Series 1 stopped working the day after I updated my iPhone SE to iOS 12.2. Might there be a connection? The LED sensors on the back of the watch ...
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Apple Watch Fall detection requirements

What does an Apple Series 4 Watch require to have Fall Detection + Emergency 911 calling fully operational? Does the watch need to be paired with a certain iPhone Model/iOS release? Does the watch ...
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Why Apple watch Nike+ is in same price as normal watch?

I am planning to buy an Apple Watch series 3 (GPS only) but confused between normal and Nike+ edition. If I purchase Nike+ edition, am I losing anything that is in Normal watch? If Nike+ edition is (...
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How to turn off sounds in the Messages app on the Watch?

One of the great features of the Apple Watch is its unobtrusiveness: I can receive a message, look at it, and respond to it without disturbing the people around me with a series of beeps or vibration ...
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if I purchase Apple watch series 3 or 4 (GPS only) from USA, will it work in India?

I am going to USA for 15 days next month. I am thinking to buy an Apple watch series 3 or 4 only GPS, no requirement for cellular for me. Will it work when I come back to India? I am living in India ...
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Does iOS 12.2 force update to Watch OS 5?

I'm a happy user of WatchOS 4 on my Apple Watch series 1 and, till iOS 12.1, I've never had a problem syncing my not updated Apple Watch with my updated iPhone. Now I updated my iPhone to iOS 12.2 ...
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What can an Apple Watch do beyond what an iPhone can already do? [closed]

I'm fairly invested in the Apple system of devices (Mac at home/work, iPad for fun, iPhone always on me) but I'm still struggling to see the value proposition of the Apple Watch. It just doesn't seem ...
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Rolling back Apple Watch G0

I have a 0th gen Apple Watch, which is getting incredibly slow these days. Is there any way I can roll this back to older WatchOS, even WatchOS 1?
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Can the Cellular Applewatch operate without an iPhone?

My 80 y.o. mother will not use a smartphone, however, I would like to give her a cellular (T-mobile service) Apple Watch, because it sports the fall sensor, that automatically calls EMS / designated ...
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Is it possible to send notification to Apple Watch but show alert on iPhone?

I want to receive notifications for Messages.app on my Apple Watch (so that I can see the notifications in the control center), but I don't want my watch to vibrate every single time I get a message. ...
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1st Gen Apple watch opened my Mac out of the blue and while I'm sitting 8 feet away

I was watching TV in a chair 8 feet away from my mac when all of a sudden my 1st Gen Apple watch vibrates and displays the "MacBook opened by this apple watch" message. This happened at 5pm and I ...
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What is this built-in Apple app with a target-shaped icon?

On the Apple Watch, what is this built-in app with a target-shaped icon? Launching it crashes instantly.
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What happens if I press “continue” a Apple Watch notification on my phone

In a crowded place, a stranger's Apple watch tried to sync with my iPhone. I pressed "continue." Does this person now have access to what is in my iPhone?
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If I disable Wi-Fi on my Apple Watch 3, what do I affect and impact performance wise?

Just purchased a new Apple Watch 3 (38mm GPS + LTE) and enjoy it. But I don’t really use it as an app platform. I mainly use it as a better-than-others fitness tracker; I like keeping track of steps ...
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Issue with AirPods + Apple Watch + iPhone (and Google Play Music): Can't play music with AirPods anymore

Today I was listening music with my AirPods through my iPhone XR, using Google Play Music. My wife sent me a "Walkie-Talkie" audio message, the music paused automatically, the message has been ...
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Can Apple Watch faces display reminders other than the scheduled list?

Some of the faces available for the Apple Watch 4 allow me to set "Reminders" as one of the displayed complications. Unfortunately, all it ever shows is "NO REMINDERS" because none of my reminders are ...
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How to use data connection on Apple Watch

I just paired up my Apple Watch with my iPhone 7. I noticed that only phone calls work while my iPhone is turned off and data/messages do not work at all. Only way to use data on my watch is while ...
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How do I track and view total stand time using the Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch can monitor if you stand at least 1 minute during 12 different hours in the day. If you do, that is counted as 12 stand hours. But you could have actually stood for 12 minutes or 12 ...
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Make Apple Watch calendar complication sync quickly with Google Calendar

I make heavy use of the calendar complication on the Apple Watch (Infograph Modular). I use Google Calendar as the source of truth, sync those Google Calendars to the iPhone Calendar app, and then ...
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Is it possible to set up my Apple Watch to show notifications for apps for which I have disabled notifications on my iPhone? If so, how?

I have disabled notifications for pretty much every app on my iPhone. But because the Watch represents a different context, I would like to have some of those apps show notifications on my Watch, ...
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Can I simultaneously connect two pairs of AirPods to my Apple Watch? [duplicate]

Is it possible to simultaneously connect two pairs of AirPods with my Apple Watch (series 3)? This would allow me and someone else to listen to the same music, podcast, Audible book, etc.
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Making a push notification alert more aggressive

Is it possible to change how a push notification behaves when it's received on an iOS device and/or Apple Watch? I ask because I have a diabetes tracking app for my step-daughter that only sends ...
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Is there a way to display the date in power reserve mode on the Apple Watch Series 2?

I constantly forget to charge my watch on time so 25% of the time I use it in power reserve mode. It kind of bothers me that there's only the time shown. I searched around in the watch and iPhone ...
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Apple Watch mute only notifications and not alarms

Is there a way to mimic the Do not Disturb mode found in the iPhone on my Apple Watch? I'd like to receive notifications but without any sound nor haptic feedback. I know I can use the Silence mode, ...
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Music on Apple Watch without iPhone

Background I'm still working toward my goal of being able to leave my phone in a locker while I work out. Despite the gains of WatchOS 5, it appears that my only real option for music without my ...
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Config AppleWatch to not dial 911 during “Fall Detection”?

my need: I do not want "Fall Detection" to dial 911. And, I'd like to use "Fall Detection" to stop other people from dialing 911 on my behalf. my condition: I will be walking, and I have a seizure... ...
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Is it not possible to make Apple Watch chime on the hour?

It's pretty common to have watches announce the beginning of a new time interval (say to beep every hour). Mac OS X allows users to have the system "announce the time" down to the quarter of hour. ...
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Am I able to get Spotify on my Apple Watch?

Is there a way to get offline Spotify playlists on an Apple Watch?
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What are the various ways to skip a song on youtube on 3rd generation Apple TV using the iOS remote app or Apple Watch remote app

What are the various ways to skip a song on youtube on Apple TV using the iOS remote app or Apple Watch remote app? Currently, it seems like the easiest way to do this is to just fast forward till ...
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Can any Apple watch bands add extra features?

I've got an Apple Watch series 3, and was wondering if any bands support extra "features", and don't just change the look? For example, is it possible that any bands exist that enhance the vibration ...
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Watch 4 buttons and certain features frequently go unresponsive

Recently purchased my first Apple Watch (series 4) and I'm having some troubles. Apropos of nothing (so far as I can tell) the digital crown and side button go completely unresponsive. Double side ...
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What is the Apple Watch to iphone pairing animation called?

I need to build something similar for my own app and am heavily inspired by this animation. I despise QR codes and would love something like this and am comfortable designing it from scratch. Just ...
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How does HealthKit calculate activeEnergyBurned and other variables?

I am investigating using HealthKit to supply some data for an application which will run on iOS. We are thinking about using Apple Watch to collect the data. I am especially interested in ...
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Disable rich/HTML email on watchOS 5

Does anybody know if it is possible to disable rich email content in watchOS 5? I can't find a setting in the Watch app or main Settings app, am I not looking hard enough?
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Is Apple Watch accurate in measuring activity?

I just got my first Apple Watch and I notice the activity app tells me I've completed various goals at very strange times. I'm not particularly active. I exercise 15-20 minutes 3 times a week. But, I'...
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Apple Watch: Is Apple Watch series 3 wireless speed faster than Apple Watch series 1?

One of the problems I have with Apple Watch series 1 is the connection speed. Sometimes it takes a while for the weather, events near me or apple map to appear. I assume this is because of the ...
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Auto Unlock - supported

For a MacBook Pro mid 2014 macOS High Sierra in the System Report I just want to verify that -Auto Unlock - Supported- is telling me that it is possible for me to set up a Apple Watch and it is not ...
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Apple Watch acceptable accuracy?

What is the expected/acceptable accuracy level of Apple Watch distance measurement? We have two series 4 watch - one mine and one that my wife wears. When we go on hike together and start "outdoor ...
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How do I change the Apple Watch notification timeout duration?

I find that a lot of the time I am not glancing at my watch to see the most recent notification in time. It feels like you only have 3 or 5 seconds to check, otherwise the watch defaults to showing ...
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When is Apple Watch backed up to a paired iPhone?

I'm unsure about exactly when an Apple Watch gets backed up to an iPhone with which it is paired. Online sources are a bit vague and say a variety of things (some are perhaps outdated). Is it only ...
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iOS 12 Apple Watch app - how to delete “available apps”?

I have deleted the parent app from my iPhone running iOS12, but still see it's Apple watch app in the list of "available apps". How can I remove entries from the Apple Watch phone app under "...
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Apple Watch app fails to install on device

I’m working on an Apple Watch app and see that intermittently it fails to install on the Watch. I tried restarting the watch, deleting the app, but still see the issue: How do I fix Apple Watch app ...
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How can I mute or at least lower the volume of an app on the Apple Watch?

The "Seven" work-out iOS app has an Apple Watch app. Neither "Mute" nor "Theatre Mode" seem to affect this app. It persists in making loud sounds, apparently specifically tailored to wake up my family ...
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How to get the watch face that's on the Apple Watch box?

I've browsed through all the available Apple Watch faces, but I can't find the watch face (all white background with no markings or numbers) that is on the Apple Watch box. Anyone know where I can ...