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

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How to not show birthdays from Contacts on Apple Watch?

This becomes a more relevant problem with the new Siri watch face. I ended up deleting most birthdays in Contacts to stop birthdays from clustering my Apple Watch screen daily. I tried the below but ...
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Custom Haptic Feedback for AppleWatch

On iOS, you can create custom vibrations for contacts whenever they call you. Since I only recieve notifications through my Apple Watch, is it posible to change the haptic feedback patten depending ...
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Workaround to add reminder in Google Inbox via Apple Watch 3 with voice

How can I add a reminder in Google Inbox via my Apple Watch 3 by voice, without using my iPhone? When I had no Apple Watch I used to ask Siri to send an email to myself as a dirty hack instead of ...
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How do I configure my watch to display the full numerical date 3/11/17 instead of just the small date “Sat 11” or “Mar 11”

Just like the title: How do I configure my watch to display the full numerical date 3/11/17 instead of just the small date "Sat 11" or "Mar 11" I have viewed all the available complication and ...
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Is there a way to replay old sketches on my Apple Watch?

I naturally think of sketches like SMSs - you have a sequence of the old ones lying around you can peruse. The other model of online messaging is snapchat, where your messages disappear after ...
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Analogue military time watchface

Is it possible to get an analogue military time watchface on the Apple iWatch 2? Like this...
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Apple Watch - Can third-party apps update the activity app's exercise ring?

Third party apps usually have their own "record your exercise" button. Will the exercise ring be able to reflect data recorded by these apps, even if the automatic trigger for the Watch to consider ...
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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 do I change the Apple Watch notification timeout duration?

I find that a lot of the time I am not glancing at my watch to see the most recent notification in time. It feels like you only have 3 or 5 seconds to check, otherwise the watch defaults to showing ...
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iOS 12 Apple Watch app - how to delete “available apps”?

I have deleted the parent app from my iPhone running iOS12, but still see it's Apple watch app in the list of "available apps". How can I remove entries from the Apple Watch phone app under "...
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Apple Watch app fails to install on device

I’m working on an Apple Watch app and see that intermittently it fails to install on the Watch. I tried restarting the watch, deleting the app, but still see the issue: How do I fix Apple Watch app ...
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What features from watchOS 5 are not available on the Series 1 Apple Watch?

Or are all the new features from watchOS 5 available on the Series 1 Apple Watch?
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Why the huge calorie difference between outdoor and indoor activities in Apple Watch?

The calories consumed for an indoor activity is upto 2 to 4 times that of the outdoor activity of the same nature given the same conditions. For instance, the active calories consumed for an outdoor ...
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Can I Pair my Existing Apple Watch (Series 2) with a New iPhone without “resetting” the Watch?

My iPhone died; would not charge or turn on. I took it to Authorised Apple retailer (Not Apple Store) instead of fixing it, they replaced it with a new phone (_after a couple of weeks of waiting ...
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Reminders on the watch is showing two reminders lists

I have Apple Watch 3 GPS running watchOS 4.1. Reminders app on the watch is showing two reminders lists. One is empty and one contains items which I really have across all my Apple devices. Any ...
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How do I switch Apple Watch's “Now Playing” source between “phone mode” and “watch mode”

The Apple Watch "now playing" control allows me to quickly adjust volume from my wrist without pulling out my phone. Once I purchased AirPods and connected them to my watch, my entire user ...
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An app that sends an alarm to family in case of an abnormal heart rate

I bought an apple watch just for this reason (Yeah I should have done my research beforehand). But I wanted to monitor her heart rate after she recently had a stroke. Is there an app that can send an ...
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Are there any good Apple Watch apps to track roller skating?

I've looked around for a bit but i wasn't able to find any app to track roller skating. The only app that i found is iSkate but it's pretty outdated and it costs about 10€ that it's too expensive to ...
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How is it Apple Watch works when the heart rate is 0?

I am using Apple Watch series 2 to get heart rate information. It works very well but I have a question. Is it possible to get a heart rate 0? I tried to get Apple Watch to measure things that have ...
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How can I reset the default message replies on Messages for WatchOS

I am messaging friends in multiple languages. The default replies in the Messages app on my Apple Watch were clever enough to be displayed in the according language of the chat depending on what ...
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Privacy of “Hey, Siri” on Apple Watch

I recently got an Apple Watch Series 2 and discovered the "Hey, Siri" feature, where you can talk to Siri hands-free after raising your wrist. I know Apple made very clear statements about the privacy ...
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Does the Apple Watch Workout app overstate active calories?

I know the Apple Watch Workout app differs from the Activity app in its tracking of calories burned but what accounts for this huge discrepancy described below? I ran the "7 Minute Workout" app ...
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Apply Pay - Missing transaction history if pay with Apple Watch

If I use Apple Watch to pay, I cannot receive notification and also no transaction history found in the Wallet app. Is it a bug?
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Easier to achieve exercise goal in Apple Watch watchOS 2

My Apple Watch has recently updated to watchOS 2.1. Since this update, I've found it is far easier to achieve the 30mins exercise goal in the Activity app. Anyone else noticed? Is this an intentional ...
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Can you edit a workout?

I mistakenly selected an outdoor walk instead of an outdoor run in the Workout app for Apple Watch. I realised after my run and wondered if there was a way to edit the type of workout on the iPhone? ...
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Apple Watch notifications going to watch or phone intelligently

My watch and phone work really well together, if I'm wearing my watch then notifications pop up there first and don't show on my phone. When I take my watch off or when I'm using my phone the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Disable rich/HTML email on watchOS 5

Does anybody know if it is possible to disable rich email content in watchOS 5? I can't find a setting in the Watch app or main Settings app, am I not looking hard enough?
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Is Apple Watch accurate in measuring activity?

I just got my first Apple Watch and I notice the activity app tells me I've completed various goals at very strange times. I'm not particularly active. I exercise 15-20 minutes 3 times a week. But, I'...
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How can I mute or at least lower the volume of an app on the Apple Watch?

The "Seven" work-out iOS app has an Apple Watch app. Neither "Mute" nor "Theatre Mode" seem to affect this app. It persists in making loud sounds, apparently specifically tailored to wake up my family ...
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Messages disappear after I read them on Apple Watch

On my Apple Watch Series 3 running watchOS 5, messages disappear from the messages app once I read them. I am not asking about the notification itself disappearing. When I view a conversation in the ...
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Why does my Apple Watch repeatedly say, “Trust This Computer?”

I have a first generation Apple Watch and an iPhone 7Plus. For the most part everything works fine. However, I get the following notice on my Apple watch every few weeks: Trust This Computer? Your ...
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How to purchase a used Apple Watch?

What necessary and sufficient steps can one take, from the software side of the device, when (s)he is purchasing a used Apple Watch, to make sure the Watch is what the seller is claiming it to be? ...
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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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Apple Watch app hopelessly stuck

The Apple Watch app on my iPhone is hopelessly stuck in the process of uninstallling a dozen apps and installing 3. It’s been at it 2 days. I’ve followed all the suggestions I could find: - verify ...
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Apple Watch measures your heart rhythm when you are not on the go

I discovered at today, my Apple Watch S2 measures my heart rhythm when you are not on the go. For example, I was sleeping at 02:35 AM , today. But it measured 135 BPM heart rate an it is was standing ...
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“An account with that identifier already exists” on Apple Watch when signing in with Apple ID

When I try to sign in to my Apple ID on my Apple Watch Series 2 (watchOS 4.2), I get an error stating that "An account with that identifier already exists". The Watch App on my paired iPhone seems to ...
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What's the sampling frequency of Apple Watch's heart rate monitor?

Apparently those green LEDs on the back of an Apple Watch flash very quickly to get samples for heart rate calculations. But how fast do they blink? What is the sampling frequency for the heart rate ...
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Can I pair my Apple Watch 3 + cellular with iPhone 5s

I bought apple watch 3, but I didn't expect that it doesn't work with the iPhone 5s. Is there any way to disable the cellular functionality given that the GPS-only version should work with 5s?
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Restrict some system settings and options on Apple Watch Series 2

I recently bought my father-in-law an Apple Watch Series 2, which I thought he would love, but we encounter a usage problem: He seems to get the watch to reset itself to factory settings by mistake ...
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How do I remove an old watch from Apple Health sources?

Every Watch I've ever had is listed among sources in Apple Health, and I see no way to remove or even disable them. How do I delete old Watches (including ones I no longer own and that have been ...
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Indoor walk in Apple Watch how to use

Can I keep Indoor walk on all day as I am a housewife and have do lot of walking up and down at home
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Don't prompt for which email address when sending message from Watch

When I use my Apple Watch to send a text message to my wife, it first prompts me to ask which email address to use. (Oddly, it does not include her phone number as an option). Is there a way I can ...
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Iphone full charge from wall charger lasts *way* longer than full charge from USB power bank, why?

Basically if I charge my iPhone 7 (or Apple Watch) to 100% using my wall charger or from my MacBook Air's USB the charge lasts MUCH longer than if I charge from my USB power bank. I've tried multiple ...
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Does MacOS log of the distance of the corresponding WatchOS while unlocked?

I am looking for a log of some type that will help me understand the connection between MacOS and WatchOS. I'm currently unlocking my Mac with the Watch, but all of a sudden it stopped working. I'm ...