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

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Workout sync from Watch to iPhone is unreliable since iOS 14 update

Since updating to iOS 14, about 20% 50% of my workouts fail to sync from my Watch to my iPhone. I've restarted both Watch and iPhone, several times. Quit and relaunched the Activity app in iOS. All to ...
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Can the number given to the Cellular version of the Apple Watch be reached over the PSTN?

From previous experience, my understanding is that if a Cellular Apple Watch is purchased and then a plan added to the Watch from a supporting carrier, the watch is given its own mobile number. Can ...
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What are "Active Calories"?

The Apple Watch Activity app purports to measure what it calls "Active Calories" which it counts towards its "Move" goal. But Apple's definition of such calories is clearly its own, not counting (at ...
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How do you get the Apple Watch out of Power Reserve mode?

I got it into power reserve but can't figure how to resume normal mode. I have tried tapping and pressing the screen and holding both side buttons.
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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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Apple Watch contact names missing after watchOS 3 update

After updating my Apple Watch to watchOS 3 some of my contact names are missing in Messages and Phone etc. Some are showing name, others just show the phone number. The iPhone does show the contact ...
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How do I transfer data and settings from one Apple Watch to another?

I have an Apple Watch. I have had it for a while. I just bought a new Apple Watch. (Both are Series 1, just different sizes.) I would like to transfer all my data and settings from my old Apple Watch ...
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Apple watch stopped unlocking due to Chrome Remote Desktop's screen sharing

I think I found the culprit - Chrome Remote Desktop - but is there a way to fix it? Even though it's not actively running (i.e. a remote connection), I get this on the lock screen: With the little ...
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Pair Apple Watch again without erasing

I have accidentally unpaired my Apple Watch on my iPhone. I need to pair my watch with the same iPhone again. (But I think the same problem can probably be faced if one gets a new iPhone with an ...
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How to stop AirPods Pro from switching to Apple Watch?

It annoys me that whenever I am listening to music on my iPhone and I want to activate Siri on my Apple Watch (to set a timer or reminder, for example), it takes several seconds for the watch to ...
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What stops step data from the accelerometers on the phone and watch from doubling up?

We see that the Apple Watch sends step data from its accelerometers to the iPhone 6 (and above) which also has accelerometers. When you walk holding both an (recent) Apple phone and Apple Watch - ...
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Apple watch still paired to an iPhone I no longer have

I used to have an iPhone from work and my Apple watch was paired to it. Now that I've bought a new iPhone and given back my old iPhone I am unable to pair my apple watch to the new phone. My Apple ...
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How do I force-quit an individual app on Apple Watch?

On my iPhone, I can force-quit the active app by double-clicking the home button and swiping the app to the top. How can I force-quit / terminate the active app on the Apple Watch without restarting ...
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How to play music on iPhone via Apple Watch on watchOS 4?

In watchOS 3 the 'Now Playing' complication played music on your phone when you pressed play, unless you changed audio source to the watch. In watchOS 4 this defaults to the watch, and so far as I ...
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Unlock with Apple Watch on Sierra not working

I have it enabled on my 2013 Retina MacBook Pro, my Apple Watch is on the same wifi network, and bluetooth is enabled as well. When I wake up my Mac, it says “Unlocking with Apple Watch” for several ...
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Apple Watch unlock feature for macOS Sierra requires turning off 2-step-verification

Yesterday I installed macOS Sierra and now I want to enable this new feature - unlocking MacBook with Apple Watch. I opened Security & Privacy settings and tried to check this option (Allow your ...
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Exporting or Viewing Apple Watch heart rate info

I have found the corresponding Activity app on the iPhone, which shows exercise history, but is there a way you can see the history of each heart rate measurement in bpm? Maybe through a HealthKit ...
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Apple Watch Heart Rate Glance Shows Same Number Every Time, Or Series Of Random Numbers, Also On Replacement Watch

Whenever I check my resting heart rate using the Watch's heart rate glance, it does one of two things: 1) I see one low number (which sometimes seems accurate, e.g., ~70). A couple of seconds later, ...
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Can't install apps on Watch following iOS update

Following an update to iOS 14.3, I'm unable to install apps on my Watch, both before and after updating to watchOS 7.2. After clicking the install button in the Watch app, I get the progress indicator ...
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Can you use the Apple Watch with an iPod touch?

I may or may not be be getting the new Apple Watch. Before I think about it I want to know if I can use it with an iPod Touch 5th generation instead of an iPhone. Is the apple Watch locked to the ...
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Apple Watch - Getting weight lifting to count towards "move ring"?

Is there any way to get exercise like weight lifting to count towards the "move ring" of the activity app. I realize it will count a small amount just from moving the wrist around, but some days I ...
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Can Bluetooth be disabled on the Apple Watch?

I understand that the Apple Watch needs a connection to an iPhone for most of its features to work, but am curious if Bluetooth can be turned off on the Apple Watch. Does the Apple Watch provide an ...
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How to get Apple Watch 2 to calculate VO2 Max data?

I have an Apple Watch Series 2 running WatchOS 4.0, and an iPhone 7 running iOS 11.0.1. One of the new features of the new OS on the Apple Watch is the ability to calculate a VO2 Max for any run ...
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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 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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Do you still need iPhone when running with Apple Watch?

Are you able to use the Apple Watch when running or jogging without taking the iPhone out? The iPhone is bulky and I don't like running with it.
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Apple Watch Update Error

My Apple Watch Series 2 refuses to update to WatchOS 6.2. The error message on my phone (in Dutch) says "Unable to install update", "An error occurred installing the newest WatchOS version on your ...
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What Apple Watch sleep tracking app uses minimal battery power and is fully compatible with the iOS Health app?

I want to use an Apple Watch 2 to track my sleep. In order to achieve this I will need to wear the Apple Watch during sleep, which creates an issue around battery usage. So my thinking is that I can ...
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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 will the cellular feature of the Apple Watch Series 3 work?

If a user goes outside with the Apple Watch Series 3 and keeps their iPhone at home, how will the calling feature work?
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How do I transfer my Watch settings to an additional Watch? [duplicate]

I understand how to transfer Watch settings to a new Watch while unpairing the old watch. Is there a way to transfer settings while adding the new watch as and additional paired watch? Can I copy the ...
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Disable magic switch to Apple watch

I have had a mt Apple watches for 4 years now (first a series 2 now a series 4) and I always have the following issue: When I active Siri on the watch with my AirPods connected to iPhone (and ...
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What are water resistance specifications for Apple Watch?

General note before getting into the Apple Watch: No watch, not even a diver's watch, is "waterproof" in the sense that it can be taken to any depth of the ocean, no matter how abysmal, and remain ...
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How do I pair the Apple Watch with another iPhone?

I have an Apple Watch and a second iPhone. Now I need to unpair the Apple Watch from the first iPhone, and pair it with another iPhone. I want to keep all of my data though. How would I go about that? ...
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Why does my Apple Watch keep entering Power Reserve mode?

I updated to Watch OS3 last week, and now my Apple Watch keeps entering Power Reserve mode, even when I have plenty of power on it! As it sits right now, I have 87% power, and it has already entered ...
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Refurbished Macbook pro's localhostname set to "Toms-AppleWatch" on fresh OS reinstall / Harddrive wipe

I bought a refurbished 2013 Macbookpro off of ebay and made sure to CMD+R, reset the OS and unmount/recreate the main 512 SSD harddrive. On setting up my computer again, when opening 'terminal', the ...
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No option to enable Apple Pay on Watch

I have Apple Pay enabled on my iPhone (6S) and it used to be available on Apple Watch (original edition) too. I wiped and restored my watch, and now there is no Apply Pay available. The instructions ...
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How do I force sync of my workouts from Watch to iPhone?

Since iOS 14.0 (through at least 14.3) syncing of workouts from watch to phone has become unreliable, with occasionally workouts failing to appear on the phone. Is there a way (without wiping or ...
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Apps installed on Watch shown as uninstalled on Watch app on iOS

Numerous apps that are installed on Watch are not indicated as installed under "Installed On Apple Watch" in the Watch am on iOS (even though they're shown correctly as being present under &...
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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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Unable to update to watchOS 7

I’m having a lot of trouble (and have spent the better part of a day) trying to upgrade to watchOS 7 (on a Series 5, with iOS 14 installed on the paired iPhone). It takes probably an hour or so to “...
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Auto-Unlock on a manually Continuity-enabled Mac?

I have a brand new Apple Watch Series 1, an iPhone 6 running iOS 10.0.1 public beta, and an early 2011 MacBook Pro with an upgraded AirPort card and Continuity Activation Tool running the latest ...
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