Questions tagged [apple-watch]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
0answers
17 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
28 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

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.
1
vote
2answers
19 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Receive Apple Watch messages notifications from select contacts only

Is it possible to receive message notifications on an Apple Watch only from selected contacts? I’ve tuned my Watch notifications so that I basically only get notified of all calendar and call events, ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Apple Watch Activities: Outdoor Cycle shows no speed or distance

When I use my Apple Watch Workout for running (Outdoor Run activity), the distance and speed shows while running. However when I use the same for riding my bicycle (Outdoor Cycle activity) neither ...
3
votes
1answer
35 views

Bought Apple Watch Series 4 Cellular from US, will it work in India?

Did I make a mistake? Is there any way to start using cellular feature in India with US watch model?
3
votes
1answer
41 views

Apple Watch no longer displays heart rate after watchOS update

Yesterday I updated my Apple Watch to watchOS 5.2.1 and ever since my Heart Rate complication has stopped displaying my heart rate on the watch face. I can still tap it and measure my heart rate, but ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Apple Watch eSIM configuration

When the Apple Watch eSIM is configured: Can the eSIM be reconfigured if I replace the SIM card (same carrier)? Is the eSIM locked to a carrier? The cited article is unclear and I hope that someone ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

SIM unlocked Apple Watch gift

If I am to purchase an Apple Watch in NYC to be used by a relative in Amsterdam, can I purchase a SIM unlocked watch and expect it to work with any of the carriers? If not, which carriers will support ...
2
votes
1answer
27 views

Does Apple Watch Auto Unlock need network access and Two-factor authentication?

I am thinking about getting an Apple Watch. One of the most interesting features is Auto Unlocking of Mac. Does Apple Watch auto unlock need network and two-factor authentication? The AirDrop ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

MacBook tries to connect to colleague's Apple Watch

My colleague's Apple Watch keeps asking if he wants to accept pairing with my MacBook Pro. I have never had his Apple Watch connected to my MacBook (or tried to do so...), but I did have his iPhone ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Custom 24-hour single-hand watch face for Apple Watch

Is there a way to make the Apple Watch display a 24-hour single-hand watch face? Preferably with midnight on the bottom, and noon at the top? Something like this:
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

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'...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
122 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
21 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

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 (...
2
votes
1answer
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
96 views

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 ...
-2
votes
2answers
60 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

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?
3
votes
1answer
59 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
50 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
214 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
54 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
425 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

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, ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

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.
1
vote
0answers
50 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
129 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
99 views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
61 views

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... ...