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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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Am I able to get Spotify on my Apple Watch?

Is there a way to get offline Spotify playlists on an Apple Watch?
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How to rid myself of hackers [closed]

Hackers have taken complete control of my late 2018 MacBook Pro 13” Retina no touch bar, iPhone XS Max, iPad 6th generation and I watch series 3. How do I get rid of them?
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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 ...
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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'...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 (...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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. ...
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How does the Apple Watch get the temperature?

The Apple Watch shows the temperature on the clock face. When my Apple Watch is disconnected from my iPhone, the temperature display becomes disabled, but the time is still displayed. That leads me ...
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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.
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Apple Watch and MyFitnessPal not talking to one another

For a long time I’ve been using MyFitnessPal on my iPhone as a diet/calorie tracker. I recently bought an Apple Watch Series 3 to track my exercise, steps and so on, and I’m trying to get it to work ...
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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, ...
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What are the various ways to skip a song on youtube on 3rd generation Apple TV using the iOS remote app or Apple Watch remote app

What are the various ways to skip a song on youtube on Apple TV using the iOS remote app or Apple Watch remote app? Currently, it seems like the easiest way to do this is to just fast forward till ...
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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 ...
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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.
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How to change the move / calorie Activity goal on an Apple Watch?

I've recently set up a new Apple Watch; during the setup process I selected the "most active" setting (Very Active, I think). Now that I've seen the daily targets in the Activity app, I realise that ...
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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... ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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” ...
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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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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 3 Workout not adding to my Exercise ring! Why not?

I have one of those new fan dangled Apple Watches and sometimes my workouts don’t count towards my green exercise ring. Sometimes they do. Sometimes they don’t! Why? -Extra info- Before anyone ...
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How can I display my heart rate on an Apple Watch face?

I would like the ability to view my heart rate by quickly glancing at my Apple Watch. I know I can use complications to view my activity rings or add a shortcut to the Heart Rate app from my watch ...
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Is it not possible to make Apple Watch chime on the hour?

It's pretty common to have watches announce the beginning of a new time interval (say to beep every hour). Mac OS X allows users to have the system "announce the time" down to the quarter of hour. ...
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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 determines when my Apple Watch uses a haptic tap for a notification?

Some notifications on my Apple Watch (e.g. Viber) use a haptic tap when they appear on my Apple Watch. Others (e.g. Facebook) do not. What determines whether a haptic tap is used or not? Is this ...
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Can any Apple watch bands add extra features?

I've got an Apple Watch series 3, and was wondering if any bands support extra "features", and don't just change the look? For example, is it possible that any bands exist that enhance the vibration ...
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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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Can the Samsung Gear S2/S3 be charged with Apple Watch magnetic puck charger?

As the title states, Can the Samsung Gear S2/S3 be charged with Apple Watch magnetic puck charger? I do not have the equipment to test this and I have not been able to find if the Apple Watch's ...
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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 "...