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

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I can use my watch to ping my phone, but how can i use my phone to ping my watch

I have an Apple Watch and one if its most useful functions is that I can swipe up and tap the ping iPhone icon to make my iPhone beep at me. This saves my bacon 4 or 5 times each week when I misplace ...
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Why can't I send iMessage directly from my Apple Watch? [closed]

My Apple Watch series 4 has wifi capabilities but when my iPhone is offline I can't send iMessages directly from my watch. If I can't send the message directly from my watch then what is the true ...
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Why Apple watch 4 has not enabled ECG feature for the countries other than US?

I have an Apple watch series 4 which comes with built-in ECG feature then Why it does not have that? Is there any problem? Is there anything to do with Location?
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How to enable stand notifications on Apple Watch even in Do Not Disturb mode?

When working or relaxing I like to keep my watch on Do Not Disturb, but I'd like to still get buzzed when it's time to stand. Is there a way to selectively enable a notification through DND?
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iPhone Activity App Selective Restore

I recently upgraded to a iPhone XR from a 7+ and transferred my Apple Watch and Health Data to the new phone. As far as I could tell when I setup the new phone everything transferred over perfectly. ...
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“Apple Watch Only” apps not showing on Apple Watch when using Configuration Profile on linked iPhone

The Breathe, Heart, Stocks, Walkie-Talkie, and Workout apps are not showing up on my Apple Watch. I know this is because I have a configuration profile on my iPhone with an app whitelist only ...
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What else except media and apps is using space on the Apple Watch?

Something unknown is using most of the space on my Apple Watch: The listed apps/media account for at most 1GB, yet more than 3.5 are “in use”. What could it be and how can I reclaim some space?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Can I run with an Apple Watch in the rain?

I'm starting to feel that none of the Apple Watch designers actually broke a sweat while working out with the watch, nor did they try to exercise in the rain. I started the Workout app on Outdoor Run,...
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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 ...
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See other months on Apple Watch Calendar?

How can I see months other than the present one on an Apple Watch in the built-in Calendar app?
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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:
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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 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.