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

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Deleting a friend’s ECG related data

I let my friend borrow my watch to try out the ECG feature. However, now I want to delete all data collected while my friend was wearing the watch so it doesn’t appear in my health data. What items ...
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Can the Cellular Apple Watch be independent of iPhone after it is paired and configured?

The Apple Watch functionality has improved over time. An iPhone used to need to be left on and connected for Cellular to work on the Watch. I was under the impression that with advances in eSim and ...
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Where should Apple Watch be held during calls?

I normally hold my Apple Watch up close to my face when taking a call on Apple Watch. But after a short while, my arm starts to ache. Is there a way to hold the Apple Watch so that my arm does not ...
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Shortcut/complication to start a specific training on Watch

I'd like to make a shortcut (and then add it as a complication to the Watch) to start, for example, "Outdoor Cycle - open goal". Is it possible?
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Can I use dictation in MacOS with Apple Watch?

Dictation is great in MacOS, Apple watch is also a great gadget always follows us. Can I use Apple watch as voice input source to Dictation?
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Why [Watch]->[Settings]->[Bluetooth] says no connection, but iPhone says there is a Bluetooth connection to the Watch?

I have no problem with 2-way communication between my AppleWatch Series 3 (os v8.5.1) and iPhone 12-mini (iOS v15.4.1). The iPhone Settings shows the Apple Watch as a connected device. However, on the ...
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I welcome being reminded to stand but can't stand the constant ring-related messaging. How can I turn those off on my Apple watch?

I find the stand reminders extremely helpful, and I like how my Apple Watch keeps track of various exercise activities; when I forget to start a walk or a bicycle ride the watch notices and asks to ...
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How to prevent Xcode from trying to prepare my Apple Watch for development?

I am doing iOS development, on a phone, and attempting to build a phone-only app for just my phone. Unfortunately, my phone is paired with a couple of Apple Watches, and every time I try to run this ...
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Unusual errors with xcodebuild

I am getting the following messages when running xcodebuild from the command line: xcodebuild[22187:279813] Requested but did not find extension point with identifier Xcode.IDEKit....
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What (if anything) can I do to stop my Apple Watch from waking me up to say "Time to stand!"?

I started using an Apple Watch to assist in a CBTI effort1 to slightly increase and regularize my sleeping hours. My first impression is very positive and I'm finding various reminders (related to ...
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Podcast app keeps trying to play old, played podcasts

I normally listen to podcasts on my Apple Watch while taking walks. Sometimes when I am caught up, it starts playing old podcast episodes from the past. I fast forward through them and then an even ...
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I'd like to see the positions of the Moon and planets in the sky on my Apple watch. What are my options (if any)?

I just got an Apple watch and selected a face that happens to have a small Earth showing my location and the daylight/nighttime distribution in my hemisphere. This made me wonder if there are ways I ...
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Apple watch gets very hot if charging from PC

I have a Series 2 (Nike) Apple Watch. Normally I've had it connected to my 2018 MacBook for charging, but I wanted to free up one of the USB-C ports (they are all in use), so decided to plug the ...
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See songs identified from Shazam or Siri on Apple Watch?

If I identify a song with Shazam or Siri on an Apple Watch is there a way to later see the list of songs?
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How to quickly stop an emergency call in waterproof mode

I know of someone who was in the water, with their Apple Watch in waterproof mode, and accidentally triggered the emergency call features. It was quite difficult to stop the emergency calling ...
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How to change country in the astronomy face?

How can one change the default country for the"Astronomy" face (it is the face which shows at the an above view of the earth)? No matter the regional settings of the watch, the face always ...
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Apple watch stopwatch hides some numbers

The stopwatch on my apple watch sometimes hides part of the numbers. Why is it doing this and is there a way to stop it?
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Trying to add an Apple Pay card gives black screen

When I try to add a card to Apple Pay for Apple Watch, using iPhone SE, I get: ...and nothing happens. BlueTooth is ON. Wifi is ON, and works. I have added a Card before, to my phone, but not to ...
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Do not disturb on Apple Watch does not mirror Mac

When I turn on do not disturb on my MacBook, my iPhone turns on do not disturb, but my Apple Watch does not. Is there anyway to get my Apple Watch to mirror my Mac? Note that I have already enabled ‘...
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Default Heart Rate Data on Apple Watch

This question is about an Apple Watch 5 running the latest watchOS as of 3rd Jan, 2021. I recently purchased an external heart rate monitor as the built in heart rate monitor on the watch seems ...
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Application uploaded to apple watch stops working after a couple of days

I upload the application to my apple watch using xcode 'run' button when connected to my watch. It works fine for a couple of days and then stops responding. When I reupload it it starts working again....
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Does Apple Pay work on Apple Watch if not connected to phone/cellular?

If I don't have my phone on me, and it has nothing to connect to, would I still be able to make payments with just my watch? I have an Apple Watch series 4 (no cellular)
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Apple watch solar dial glitch

As you can see the time is 10:19pm or 22:19, which is night. This watch face has the day and night flipped. How to fix that?
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'Reset Sync Data' on watch not responding

My Apple watch is currently not syncing data (particularly activity data) with my iPhone. Solutions gleaned from internet searches tells me that one solution (other than switching off both devices and ...
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How to see what is draining Apple Watch battery

My Apple Watch 6’s battery recently drops very rapidly, like 1 hr to drop from 100% to less than 50%. Considering that it was not like that before and can use for a whole day and that I don’t do ...
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Apple watch volume adjustment is not working anymore?

I'm trying to adjust a volume of thirdparty apps (like foobar2000) from Apple Watch. After latest update it's not possible to do anymore, volume level is frozen. Are there any options how to fix this?
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How to activate Fitness and Fitness+ on Watch 6 and iPhone 11?

I see this when I open Fitness on the iPhone: Fitness The Fitness app works with your Apple Watch to keep track of your activity and workout history. To start using the app on your iPhone, first set ...
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Remove MagSafe magnets from iPhone to avert pacemaker interference

Is there a way to remove the MagSafe magnets from newer iPhones and Apple Watches? Magnets in the devices have been reported to be incompatible with medical devices such as pacemakers. Apple has ...
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Turn off stand/walk/you did it notifications on watch

I have an Apple Watch and do not have an iPhone. How do I turn off these annoying "you walked today" "you bla bla bla today" notifications? These cause me to not take seriously the ...
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How to fill an Apple Watch with music with a small capacity iPhone?

It looks like the only way to add music to an Apple Watch is via the Watch app on iPhone (I'm not an Apple Music subscriber). Thus the music to be added to Apple Watch already needs to be on the ...
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Setting up Auto Unlock on other Mac having a different main iCloud account

I'm using Auto Unlock to unlock my personal Mac because my personal Mac obviously has the same iCloud account in macOS as the Apple Watch I'm using. Now I have a work Mac and I need to use another ...
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How to make Apple Watch Stop SMS/Message Notifications from Unknown Senders?

I receive a lot of SMS/Message Scams (perhaps 3 or 4 per day). I assume it's related to something like the flubot virus. I like turning the option under settings - notifications messages - customize ...
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Apple Watch made a long phone call to an invalid number of a long string containing characters

Here's something weird that I experienced today. It's about my Apple Watch. Normally, when having a phone call, the interface is displayed both on the iPhone and the Apple Watch if the person uses ...
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Preserve Apple Watch fitness data when resetting and syncing to a new iPhone

I just got a new iPhone and I have an existing watch. There were some pairing problems, so I was prepared to erase my Apple Watch and do the pairing again - no problem - I’ve done it before. The only ...
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Apple Watch Series 3 refusing to charge only at night

I unplugged my watch (watchOS 8, Series 3, 38mm, Bought in 2020) yesterday and put it on. It was on nightstand mode with the clock & green lightning bolt indicating it was charging (the screen was ...
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Apple Watch Voice Memos cannot be retrieved

I have been using the Apple Watch Series 6 to record voice memos for the past three weeks. Every evening, the watch rests on its charging dock and the paired iPhone 12 Pro is charged next to it. I ...
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Apple Watch stopped Monday update of my move goal

Sometime a few months ago, my Apple Watch stopped offering an updated move goal on Monday mornings. My wife’s watch has been in this state for a couple years. Does anybody know how to get it back? I ...
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How does Apple Watch calculate a new Smart Move Goal?

I've noticed that on the Monday after I get a Perfect Week (Move) award, my Apple Watch (SE; watchOS 7) prompts me with a new Smart Move Goal. However, this week I was perplexed to see that my ...
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Apple Watch activity tracking too generous

I bought a second hand W4 a week ago after being for long time a "barewrister". I noticed that, this AW, is definitely too generous calculating my flights climbed. I always keep my iPhone ...
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Why is my watch telling me when the next sunrise will be instead of when the next sunset will be?

It is 7 PM here in Los Angeles, and there are at least 40 minutes of daytime left. Therefore, on the bottom left of my watch, it should tell me when the sunset is going to be. Instead of that, it is ...
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Which iPhone models support the Watch 4/SE?

I have just found out about some health features of the Watch 4+/SE which are extremely appealing to me. My understanding is I'd need an iPhone to set up even if I get a cellular modell. I think I ...
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Do I still get credited for move and stand goals if my Apple Watched is locked while on my wrist?

One thing I've been curious about and tried to check but haven't been able to fully confirm, is - if my Apple Watch is on my wrist but still locked (i.e. I just put it back on my wrist and have not ...
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Screenshots aren't working on my Apple Watch

I have an Apple Watch series 6 running WatchOS 7.5. I used to be able to take screenshots by pressing the Digital Crown and side button simultaneously, but this no longer works. In Settings > ...
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Can Apple-watch do a falls alert without calling emergency services?

We don't want the watch to call the emergency services, but do want the other falls alert features (beeping). How to setup for this? My friend's mother with dementia is going to receive an Apple watch ...
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Why did my Apple Watch Series 6 ask me to "Turn Digital Crown to unlock" when I'd been nowhere near water?

I have a new Apple Watch Series 6. It's very nice. Last night, before going upstairs to bed, I looked at it, and it was blank. I thought maybe it had run out of battery so I tapped it and a very (and ...
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Is there a way to reorder items in the Watch Home app?

Is there a way to reorder the items listed in the Watch Home app? Currently an item I want to be able to check frequently is the very last item in the list, so that I need to scroll all the way to the ...
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Apple Watch series 6 battery draining

hello to apple community. I just bought a new series 6 Apple Watch but I think the battery drains so fast! for example when it is in sleep in about 2 hours it uses 4% battery I just wanted to know if ...
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Apple Watch doesn't notify me of SMS messages

Whenever I get an SMS message from someone not in my contacts, my watch does not vibrate. I have my watch set to Mirror my iPhone's messages settings, and switching it to custom doesn't change ...
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What is the range of the Unlock With Watch feature for iOS?

How close does my Watch need to be to my iPhone in order for it to be able to unlock the phone? Conversely, at what distance will the Watch fail to unlock the phone?
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Apple Watch Series 3 "Cannot Install Update" due to available storage

I'm attempting to update an Apple Watch Series 3 to watchOS 7.4 via Software Update. When I Download and Install the update, I get the error message: Cannot Install Update To install the watchOS ...
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