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

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Pair an Apple watch with an iPhone for display in an Apple store?

I have an Apple Watch upgraded to WatchOS6 and I have only an old iPhone with iOS12 so this Apple Watch is blank and can't be associated to this iPhone (I'm using those devices for test - I'm not ...
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Which metrics in the iOS Health app can be natively tracked by Apple Watch?

This question comes from the perspective of someone who's not yet a Watch owner, but considering a purchase primarily for quantified-self-style health nerdiness. There are fields/screens for many, ...
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In 2022, how feasible is it to carry a cellular Apple Watch without my iPhone?

Today, I carry my iPhone and GPS-only Apple Watch everywhere I go. I've realized that I don't really need my phone for 99% of tasks. My Watch is enough to complete those. These tasks are: Receive ...
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Is there an easy way to make Apple Watch chime or tap hourly or more?

One of my planned uses of the Apple Watch was to use the Haptic technology to make a discreet tap on the hour and 20 minute marks, to gauge appointment times. But I was dumbfounded to see that Apple ...
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Unlocking new Mac not working with Apple Watch

I've grown accustomed to the convenience of being able to unlock my MacBook Pro with my Apple Watch, but I just got a new Mac Mini, and no matter what I do, it is not unlocking it for me. I have ...
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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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How can I configure my apple watch to always make and answer calls via the embedded eSim (not via iPhone)?

I have a 6th generation Apple Watch with eSim support, data plan activated on my eSim. I can answer phone calls on my watch when I'm close to my iPhone - the call is made from the iPhone but through ...
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Delete com.apple.MobileAddressBook from Apple Watch

After removing the Contacts app from my Apple Watch (to free up storage) there’s still this com.apple.MobileAddressBook entry taking up a lot of space. How can I remove this?
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How to enable flashlight from an apple watch complication

Using an Apple Watch SE series 44-mm (Model: A2352), is it possible to set the flashlight function as a complication? Maybe using built in functions, Shortcuts or Watchsmith? I'm using the Infograph ...
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Why is my Apple Watch giving a beep at 22:45 every night?

Why is my Apple Watch giving a beep at 22:45 every* night? The sound is like a really short birdlike chirp, like three really short increasing notes. There are no alerts or other visible things left; ...
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Apple Watch pinged a phone that is not mine. Why, how do I replicate, and how do I avoid?

This morning I used my Apple Watch to locate my iPhone. Swipe up, tap the phone icon, and somewhere in the caverns of my couch a phone chimes. After flipping cushions and digging through crevices, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Config AppleWatch what to dial during "Fall Detection"?

I do not want "Fall Detection" to dial 911 if I were walking, fall, and all I need to do is rest. I've been running on trails, stumbled and fell to the ground. I sat there and resting. But, ...
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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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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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Apple Watch 1st Gen serial number and pairing issue

I am trying to get the serial number of my Apple Watch 1st gen watch. I can’t get it off the back as wear has scraped it off over time. I thought I would try and get it off the watch itself in ...
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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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Ways to find out uptime of Apple Watch?

Having to enter a PIN code could possibly mean that wristband wasn't tight enough. Or Apple Watch booted. That question could be easy to answer had Apple provided uptime information directly. Alas, ...
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How is the Apple Watch ECG disabled in certain countries?

In Japan there will not be ECG for potentially many years until it makes it through mountains of bureaucracy. I haven't tried a different Apple ID to enable the ECG, but I heard others have tried ...
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ECG App not appearing on Apple Watch (Region: INDIA)

Recently, Apple launched ECG Feature for India quite recently with the latest generation of WatchOS. I do not seem to have it on my Apple Watch Series 4 even after updating it to the latest version of ...
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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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Can Apple watch warn me when my iphone is out of range

Now and then I manage to leave for office without my iPhone. As I depend on some two factor authentication apps and other stuff on the phone this basically means that I have to go back and get it. It ...
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How to undo pressing Don't Trust on Apple Watch

I want to test out my watch app on Xcode. So I plugged my iPhone paired with an Apple Watch Series 2 into my computer. The iPhone displayed a dialog saying whether to trust this computer or not, I ...
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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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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 ...
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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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What are the major differences between Apple Watch versions? [closed]

With all the different versions of the Apple Watch, what are the major differences between them? Apple no longer lists tech differences between hardware they don't sell, so it's difficult to find the ...
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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 6 blood oxygen measurement said I had hypoxia when I in reality was fine. How to know if reading is taken in optimal conditions?

TL;DR: How can I know if the SpO2 reading is in fact taken in optimal conditions ?
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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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Is there any way to use sleep mode on WatchOS 7 without do not disturb activating on my iPhone?

I want to use my Apple Watch for sleep tracking, and want to use sleep mode so the watch display is completely off while I sleep. However, I need my iPhone to NOT turn on Do Not Disturb (I need to be ...
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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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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 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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