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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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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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Apple Watch - can't list downloaded music

When I go into the Music app on my Series 3 running WatchOS 5.0.1, it offers me "On iPhone", "Now Playing" and "Library". If I go into Library then I get Playlists, Artists, Albums and Songs, but ...
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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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Eight occurrences of calendar events

I just collected my Apple Watch, and am loving it. My calendar app on my iPhone synchronises with 'The Horde' which is our self-hosted 'groupware' solution running on a Linux box at home. So when I ...
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Apple Watch bedside mode not triggering every time I'm charging

I just got a new iPhone, and I reset my Apple Watch and paired it with the new phone. Before this, after the latest watchOS update, the watch would display the bedside screen when charging, ...
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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 ...
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Apple Watch Series 4 + iPhone XS Not Staying Connected

I've done some research to determine what indicators on the status screen indicate varying levels of connectivity between the Apple Watch and the iPhone. So I now understand that without the green "...
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Messages disappear after I read them on Apple Watch

On my Apple Watch Series 3 running watchOS 5, messages disappear from the messages app once I read them. I am not asking about the notification itself disappearing. When I view a conversation in the ...
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How to enable shortcuts through Siri on Apple Watch?

OK, so I've installed iOS 12 on my iPhone 8, and watchOS 5 on my Apple Watch series 3, everything is paired and set up. I have created a custom shortcut on my iPhone with the new Shortcuts app. If I ...
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What features from watchOS 5 are not available on the Series 1 Apple Watch?

Or are all the new features from watchOS 5 available on the Series 1 Apple Watch?
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Is Apple eSim on Watch 3 / iPhone XS proprietary standard?

Is it a proprietary standard? I know GSMA has a standard by the same name but if it is not proprietary, then why does Apple list all the supported carriers on their website? They wouldn't know what ...
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How ferromagnet makes more sense than electromagnet in apple watch charging cable? [closed]

I don't see any use of ferromagnet in charging cable of apple watch or macbook (before 2017). Why don't apple opt for electromagnet as it would only be magnetic when the charging code is powered. We ...
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With Apple Watch 4, can I make phone calls without an iPhone?

I'd like to use Apple Watch Series 4 as a standalone device to make phone calls. On an Apple Watch Series 4 Cellular, can I make a phone call via cellular network without my iPhone, which I'd like to ...
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Move music from iPhone to Apple Watch

I want to add music to my Apple Watch and have done it successfully, but I don't want it to now sync with my iPhone. Music is taking significant space on the phone and what I want to do is transfer ...
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How do I send compass app data to apple watch?

Ok, I was very disappointed to know iWatch doesn't come with a most basic wrist watch feature: a compass. It's reasonable that due to magnets used in coils and straps, it's not possible to include a ...
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Refurbished Macbook pro's localhostname set to “Toms-AppleWatch” on fresh OS reinstall / Harddrive wipe

I bought a refurbished 2013 Macbookpro off of ebay and made sure to CMD+R, reset the OS and unmount/recreate the main 512 SSD harddrive. On setting up my computer again, when opening 'terminal', the ...
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Apple Watch is not recognising any activity. What is the problem?

I have the original Apple Watch(I bought it as soon as it was released in 2015). I have now realised that it is not tracking any of my activity data, and that it displays 0 for all of the 3 categories,...
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Apple Watch automatically stop workout when goal reached

When I go for a 1 mile run, I want my Apple Watch workout to automatically end exactly when I hit 1 mile. Right now, I have to stop running, take a few seconds fiddling around and manually stop the ...
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Why the huge calorie difference between outdoor and indoor activities in Apple Watch?

The calories consumed for an indoor activity is upto 2 to 4 times that of the outdoor activity of the same nature given the same conditions. For instance, the active calories consumed for an outdoor ...
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Is it safe to change Apple Watch battery with more capacity?

For example, while the original battery capacity for Apple Watch Series 1 (38 mm) is 205 mAh, can I replace it with a 273 mAh (38 mm) battery (originally for Apple Watch Series 2, 38 mm), and assuming ...
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Weird Password/iCloud stuff going on - baffled. “This is impossible.”

I've had some weird stuff going on in the last few days. On Wednesday, I was listening to a Podcast on my iPhone. This one is rated "E" for explicit. I was about 5 minutes from the end, when I ...
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Grain of sand in apple watch circular side hole - effect / removal option?

I have a grain of sand in the endmost of the two tiny circular holes on the side of the apple watch due to imprudent behaviour at the beach. Does this matter? If so, is there a way to remove it? I am ...
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“Inbox Zero” with Apple Watch Siri watchface and Activity?

I am a big fan of Inbox Zero and any item left in my inbox means "I have yet to do this!" The Siri watch face on my Apple Watch tends to follow this but there seems to always be one item left, no ...
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Cant hear incoming calls with Apple Watch series 3 cellular + GPS and iPhone 6s together

I have an Apple Watch series 3 Cellular + GPS bought recently and paired with my iPhone 6s. My carrier is airtel. When I am away from my iPhone 6s (switched off/out of range/Bluetooth turned off), I ...
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Watch alarm now seems weak

I love the watch for silent alarms. The last couple days the haptics have seemed weak and i've slept through it. Timers seem normal. Anyone else seen this? Any solution? watchOS 4.3.1
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Does IFTTT app drain battery faster in iPhone (and Apple Watch)?

The IFTTT app sounds interesting with endless possibilities. I have just installed it but skeptical about using it because of the possibility of battery drain. The app has to keep track of every event ...
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Why does my Apple Watch repeatedly say, “Trust This Computer?”

I have a first generation Apple Watch and an iPhone 7Plus. For the most part everything works fine. However, I get the following notice on my Apple watch every few weeks: Trust This Computer? Your ...
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How can my apple watch receive notifications if bluetooth is disabled on my iphone?

I have an iPhone SE and an Apple Watch series 2. Just a minute ago my watch got a Skype notification, yet Bluetooth was disabled on my phone. I thought that the watch had to be connected to the ...
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Apple Watch pausing while being worn and paired with Heart Sensor

I want to force my Apple Watch to track activities while using a paired heart sensor, but I don't want to wear the watch during certain activities i.e. when doing martial arts, etc. However, once I ...
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Why did Siri stop talking to me?

Siri on my Apple Watch Series 3 stopped talking out loud last Monday (after the WWDC Keynote?). She used to vocalize pretty much everything that was written on the screen, from "It's nice outside, 28°"...
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Can I Pair my Existing Apple Watch (Series 2) with a New iPhone without “resetting” the Watch?

My iPhone died; would not charge or turn on. I took it to Authorised Apple retailer (Not Apple Store) instead of fixing it, they replaced it with a new phone (_after a couple of weeks of waiting ...
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How to purchase a used Apple Watch?

What necessary and sufficient steps can one take, from the software side of the device, when (s)he is purchasing a used Apple Watch, to make sure the Watch is what the seller is claiming it to be? ...
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How to update my weight in the Activity app

I want to change the weight that I originally used to set up the Activity app, but I cannot see a way of editing the setup.
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Adjust delay in Watch display when turning wrist

The Apple Watch spends most of its time sleeping with the display turned off. When you twist your wrist, it wakes and displays on screen. Unfortunately, the Watch does not always appear for me. Is ...
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How do I record a weightlifting exercise on an Apple Watch?

On an Apple Watch Series 2 with WatchOS 4.2.3, how can I record a weightlifting session on the Workout App? I’m currently recording my sessions as “Other”, but I’d like to categorize them as ...
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In the workout app, What is the difference between an outdoor walk & and an outdoor run

Device: Apple Watch (Series 3) OS: Watch OS 4.3 What is measured differently between the two workouts? Don't both detect movement by GPS coordinates? Based on movement + age, height, weight, heart-...
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Apple Watch Stops WiFi Calling after Cell Plan Added

Alright, so I posted a while ago about how I was having trouble enabling WiFi Calling on my Apple Watch 3 Cellular. My carrier is Sprint, and after considerable testing, I found something really odd. ...
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Can Apple Watch unlock signal be used to unlock other TouchID-protected apps?

I imagine this wouldn't be too tough to do with Automater, but I haven't found any obvious answers to this online thus far. For example, let's say I use an app that requires me to authenticate with ...
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Workout App Open Goal vs Calories question

On the workout app, for all of my workouts except “Outdoor Hiking” the default setting under the little green figure says “Open Goal” in bright green. Under the Outdoor Walk it shows “750 Calories” ...