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Mute a specific conversation on an Apple Watch of a Family member without their own iPhone

I want to mute a specific conversation on an Apple Watch of a Family member who does not have their own iPhone. (My AppleID and iPhone was used to set up their watch with their associated AppleId). ...
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Apple Watch: Stop Watch Background is Showing as Light Since Update

The stopwatch app on my apple watch series 8 is showing with a light background ever since I updated. It used to have a black background. Are we stuck with this? Doesn't seem to be a way to get the ...
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MacBook Pro approve as administrator with an apple watch in clamshell

I have enjoyed the seamless integration and convenience offered by the Apple Watch to unlock my MacBook and authorize various actions without the need for password inputs. This has been particularly ...
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Now Playing app stopped working on Apple Watch after upgrading iPhone to iOS 17.4

Since I updated my Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max to iOS 17.4, I can no longer control the audio playback from my Apple Watch Series 2 with the Now Playing app Apple Watch Series 2 Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max ...
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Apple watch SE battery sharp decline. What can I do to hold over temporarily?

I have an apple watch SE that I've owned for three and a half years. I've started to notice that the battery is starting to run down a lot faster. I looked in settings and as it stands the battery ...
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Why am I not asked for application permission on an Apple Watch?

I want to be able to approve application requests from an Apple Watch (AW) by double-pressing the side button. The setting is titled "Use AW to unlock your applications and your Mac". ...
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Apple watch face went blank after i put it on the charger

About to go for a walk, i put it on the charger even though it still had power. Instead of the usual indicator of remaining charge, a little green daisy appeared. Then the face went blank. I left it ...
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Is there a way to display the same amount of information on the watch face of the Apple Watch but using less complications?

This is all of the information I like being able to access on my watch several times a day without having to go into the list of apps. French time, shortcut to record an activity, numeric US PT time, ...
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Get total and average of minutes in each zone of exercise exertion

I have an Apple Watch and iPhone with the latest OS software. I also have the Gentler Streak app. These tools track my exercise including the intensity at each of the six zones, 0-5. I see these ...
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How to keep assistive touch always active on an Apple Watch?

I'm using my Apple Watch to navigate my slides with hand gestures. I've set the return-to-clock feature to 1 hour and also disabled the sleep on wrist-down feature. However, the AssistiveTouch lasts ...
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Get Current Timer shortcut now working as intended on WatchOS

I am trying to create a Shortcut that sets a timer based on an input and then retrieve the duration of the timer using the Get Current Timer action (see image below). However, it appears that the Get ...
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Root CA on Apple Watch / watchOS

How can I install my own custom Root CA on an Apple Watch? I know how to do it on iOS/iPad OS (→ I use Apple Configurator 2) and I also know how to do it for macOS as well as for Firefox. However, I ...
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Does Apple Watch support precise location in FindMy

I just got a new Series 9 Apple Watch. I was under the impression that it supported the precise location feature in the "Find My" app, both for AirTags, and for iPhone 15's. I can't get it ...
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What do the numbers mean on my Apple Watch face?

See picture of my watch face. I’m focusing on the outer rim of the face with the numbers on it. I’m pretty sure it’s also a 24-hour clock of some sort. I’m guessing it has to do with a sidereal or ...
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Where does the device list come from in Console.app? (Why are duplicate devices shown?)

Sonoma 14.1.1 (23B81), Mac Mini M1 2020. I noticed recently that Console.app is showing duplicate devices. E.g. screenshot below showing 4 of the same ldh-watch device (I have only 1 Apple Watch). ...
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How to download all ECG reports to my laptop at once? Can I set it up for automatic future downloads?

The Health app on my iPhone SE-II iOS 16.4.1 has over 200 ECG measurements from my Apple Watch. I would like to get them all on to my laptop (individual PDFs I assume?), but I would like to avoid ...
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Can the Processor in the Apple Watch Ultra Beat an Old Pentium 4 CPU in Terms of Raw Performance?

I was staring at my watch and remembered an old Pentium 4 PC I had as a kid. This got me thinking, does my watch have more compute power than that PC did? I'm leaning towards a hard yes, but it's ...
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Exactly what information does a merchant get via Apple Pay when paying in person at a point-of-sale device?

Apple's Apple Pay security and privacy overview states (emphasis added): When you use Apple Pay in stores When you use Apple Pay in stores that accept contactless payments, Apple Pay uses Near Field ...
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Possible to enable Unlock with Apple Watch, with screen sharing?

I use a Windows PC as my primary machine, and a 2018 MBP as a secondary "admin" machine for email, etc. The MBP is right here on my desk, but the ergonomics are such that it is much easier ...
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Occasional, limited usage of someone else's Apple watch to collect data

Occasionally, I'll have a need to get some biometric data (heart rate, calories burned, etc) during exercise. I would like to use my girlfriend's apple watch to do this. I don't need to sync the data ...
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Use haptics like Messages for other Apple Watch apps

When I receive iMessage or SMS notifications on my Watch, it gives a gentle haptic tap. Notifications from other messaging apps (forwarded from my iPhone of course), e.g. Discord and Signal, give a ...
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Apple Watch re-paired, how do I re-import my ".watchface" file that I backed up?

I have a Series 2 Apple Watch (Nike) and a first-gen iPhone SE. My watch performance had been noticeably degraded recently, so I thought maybe I'd try unpairing and restoring it. I use iCloud backup. ...
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Unable to update watchOS. Always paused

I can't pair an old Apple Watch Series 4. It always stuck at Software Update page and the download is always paused with message "You can resume the download when you are connected to a Wi-Fi ...
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How to filter gmail notifications in iOS/watchOS without smart features/personalisation?

I'd like to find a way to only be notified on my iPhone & watch when a specific list of people contact me on gmail. Is there any way to do this without enabling "smart features & ...
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Using the Fitness app without my Apple Watch

I have an Apple Watch and an iPhone and they're paired together. Right now, my iPhone tracks my calories burned only while I have my Apple Watch on. But, I only wear the Apple Watch when I'm working ...
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Batch moving voice memos to Linux PC

I have over 600 of voice memos on iPhone 2020 SE (actually recorded on Apple Watch) ranging from a few seconds to a couple of minutes. How do I batch move them to a Linux PC, having the date of ...
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Recording of personal data while the Apple Watch is locked?

Does Apple Watch (or, more specifically, Apple Watch Ultra, in case of different behavior) record personal information while the device is locked, and then associate it with the active account, when ...
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Watch battery issues

I have a Series 3 Watch that is about 4 years old (purchased new). I have noticed that when I place it on the Apple charger, it dings, and the green charge symbol comes on as normal. After about 2 ...
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Apple watch battery drain very fast with full max capactity

I got a new Apple Watch Ultra 3 months ago. During the last half-month, I have not worn it and recharged it regularly. In the first 2 months, I can use it without recharging for two days at least. ...
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Two watches/iPhones disagree on weather

My wife and I each have an iPhone with an Apple watch paired to it.  We’re sitting three meters from each other on the same cell carrier and the same WiFi.  Both watches say (correctly) that we’re in ...
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Make a stickdrive from Apple Watch NAND chip?

I recently asked a question about a dead Apple Watch 1st generation and whether I could dispose of it without worrying about my data being stolen. I got several responses. One in particular stood out ...
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Dead Apple Watch -- security risk?

I have an Apple Watch 1st gen that does not power on anymore. I want to dispose of it. If I just recycle it (at a recycling center), can someone recover data off it? Should I try to destroy it first (...
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How does Apple Watch get a phone call? [duplicate]

I switched from AT&T to T-Mobile, and I had an Apple Watch before that.  Never told either one about the watch.  Yesterday, the iPhone shut down (battery) during a call, and the guy immediately ...
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How do I keep All Trails on top of an Apple Watch?

I use the All Trails App on my watch in order to provide quickly accessible navigation information when I am cycling. The last time I did so, I also started a cycling workout task via the built-in ...
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Can I listen to Fitness+ episodes with Bluetooth headphones paired to iPhone instead of watch?

I have an iPhone 13 and Apple Watch 8 and recently started the 3-month free trial for Fitness+. It has these "episodes" and I tried listening to a 34-minute "walk" episode. However,...
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Using 2 apple watch with same iphone, calories add up?

I have a family member using an Apple watch, I would like to get another Apple watch and have them both to the same iPhone. I want the calories from both Apple watch to add up in health app e.g. ...
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Does Apple watch calories burned use weight in health settings?

Does the apple watch use weight value in health setting when calculating the total calories burned for the day so far? If not where does it look at weight somewhere else or even at all?
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Can't install App on Apple Watch

I have a new Apple watch that I want to add the All Trails app to. I have had the All Trails app on my iPhone for several years, and when I open the Watch App I can see All Trails under the list of ...
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Can I stop Apple Watch Now Playing App from defaulting to the watch as the source?

Sometime recently the Apple Watch's Now Playing app has switched to showing the watch as the default source. I rarely to never play anything from my watch and just want to use Now Playing to control ...
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Does the Apple Watch Series 8 track sleep without setting a schedule?

I don't have a natural sleep schedule so it makes no sense for me to set one, it changes day by day and sometimes I don't even sleep. Does the Apple Watch Series 8 track sleep without setting a ...
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How can I fix an Apple Watch that shows a red or green charging cable image with a bolt icon?

I haven't charged my Apple Watch for the past couple of days and the watch refuses to boot while showing a charging cable icon along with a red/green lightning bolt. Is there a reset / fix procedure ...
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How do I delete a family member’s Apple Watch iCloud backup?

How do I delete a family member’s Apple Watch iCloud backup? The watch is setup as a standalone phone line. I used my iPhone to setup my child’s watch.
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Get Voice Memos from iPhone or MacOS to Apple Watch

I saw a lot of questions and answers related to how to show the recorded sound files from Apple Watch in other devices like iPhone, MacOS, and also syncing via cloud. However, I want to ask the ...
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Why is my Transit Card (Clipper) not automatically on my Apple Watch?

I have an iPhone and Apple Watch with latest OS updates. My iPhone has some credit cards and also a Clipper transit card. The credit cards automatically are on my watch, but the transit card does not ...
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Higher Resting Heart Rate after WatchOS update on 23-24 Jan 2023

I have been using Apple Watch SE (1st gen) since September 2022. Recently, I look at my Resting heart rate (RHR), and it shows me that my RHR has been increasing. The spike was on 23-24 Jan 2023, ...
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How does Apple Watch decide whether to give you a Stand Up reminder or not?

I appreciate the "Time to stand" reminders that the Apple Watch provides ten minutes before the full hour. My assumption would be that these reminders pop up whenever I have not yet stood ...
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Why is my apple watch stealing notifications from my iphone?

On my iPhone I have calendar alerts notifications turned on with the following boxes checked. “Lock Screen” “Notification Center” “Banners” If I have an appointment with a 15 minute alert, then 15 ...
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How do I put Wallet passes on Watch?

How do I sync the passes in Wallet on my iPhone with those on my Watch. I've recently added some passes to my phone, but they're not appearing on my watch.
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Is the Blood Oxygen app required on the Apple Watch to get VO2 max cardio fitness levels in the Health App?

Deciding whether to remove the Blood Oxygen app on the Apple Watch. Would it be okay to remove it without losing the VO2 max estimate?
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Control Podcasts in MacOS using Apple Watch

Is it possible to control the Podcasts app, running in MacOS, using Apple Watch? I tried using the watch's Now Playing app, also to use the watch's Podcasts app, and the built-in Remote app, without ...
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