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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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Can I set the “Exercise” goal for my Apple Watch Activity app?

The Apple Watch Activity allows for setting an overall "Move" goal, but I don't see how to change the "Exercise" goal from the default 30 minutes. Is there a way to accomplish this?
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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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How does Apple Watch Activity app deal with timezone changes?

I have noticed very strange behavior of the rings and Activity.app when traveling. Thus the question: How does the app deal with time zone changes, and how should it deal with time zone changes? ...
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Is there an App for determining the current capacity of an Apple watch battery?

I see from Mactracker that a new battery has a capacity of 205 mAh (38mm Apple Watch Series 1). For the MBP and iPhones I have used coconutBattery to show the decay in battery capacity over the ...
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How do I turn off News notifications on my Apple Watch?

Recently I started seeing News notifications on my Apple Watch: I've confirmed that News is turned off in the Watch app on my iPhone under Notifications: But I keep getting the notifications. I've ...
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Is Apple Pay on Apple Watch safe if iPhone Jailbroken?

When/if a Jailbreak becomes available for iOS 10.2, I am interested in installing it. Since I use Apple Pay (on my watch only), I would like to know that my payment details are safe. Since you can ...
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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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What's the difference between Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport?

Following the pricing announcements on Apple Watch, it seems that the "Watch" edition is priced 200$ above "Watch Sport" ($349 vs $549 for the 38mm model). I can read the spec sheet but apart from ...
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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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How is the Apple Watch connected to the Internet?

The Apple Watch uses the Internet for a lot of things : Siri answers, sending messages... But how is the Apple Watch connected to the Internet ? I have searched a bit, to no avail. This information ...
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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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Disable Apple Watch Screen Capture

How can I disable or modify the screen capture feature of the Apple Watch? Although it may one day be a useful feature for me to take a screen capture of my watch, the hardware realities of the Apple ...
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Why doesn't the Apple Watch activity app count the activity recorded on the iPhone?

When walking around with the iPhone and not the Apple Watch the iPhone records steps. However when looking at the Apple Watch activity app the previously recorded steps are not shown there. Why is ...
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Apple Watch won't send iMessages

When I go to send a text message on my Apple Watch, whether it be through Siri or the messages app, it always tries to send a text message (green) rather than a iMessage (blue). I have tried turning ...
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Where does the Apple Workout app “save” completed workouts?

The Apple Watch Workout app offers an option to "Save" a workout when it has been completed. Where are such saved workouts saved?
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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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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 does Apple Watch backup work?

Does the Apple Watch use the same mechanics of the iPhone in terms of backup data in the cloud? For example, if for any reason, such as password forgot or whatever you need to reset to factory ...
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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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How can I copy paste on Apple Watch?

I need to know if I can select some text and copy it, and then paste it on an Apple Watch.
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Prevent the Siri Watch Face from displaying Photo Memories

The Siri Watch Face, introduced with watchOS 4, automatically suggests content, including "Photo Memories" from the iOS Photos app. I'm not keen on having year-old photos on my wrist, I much prefer ...
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How did my Apple Watch answer a phone call after my iPhone's battery died?

I have an original 1st generation Apple Watch Sport paired to an iPhone 6. While at home, I had a scenario where my iPhone's battery died while I was typing out a text message. Without thinking, I ...
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Is it safe to stick an Apple Watch charger to a piece of metal when not in use?

Maybe this is a general question for magnetic / wireless charging. I'd like to let my apple watch charger stick to a metal lamp on my nightstand when not in use. Is this safe or will the charger be ...
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Use Apple Watch as a handheld Keynote remote?

I have to give a 5-minute Keynote presentation from my MacBook Pro in a few days, and while I'd love to not carry my phone around as a remote, I'm also not a fan of the idea of tapping my wrist every ...
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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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How does the Apple Watch <-> macOS Sierra unlock feature work in detail?

Does anyone know how the Apple Watch unlock feature work in macOS Sierra? I figured out, that I have to be very near my Mac, that the feature works. Does it use Bluetooth (BLE) or WIFI? It would be ...
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How can I remove or hide the stocks app from Apple Watch?

I'd like to hide the icon of the stocks app so it doesn't appear in the collection of circles. Apple's documentation says you can't do this, but I hope someone finds a back door or way to minimize it ...
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macOS Sierra Apple Watch Unlock - persistant iCloud Sign in required dialog

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) that I just reinstalled macOS Sierra 10.12.3 and now I am trying to use my Watch to unlock. I had this working before in the past before the ...
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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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How do I listen to podcasts on my Apple Watch?

I have a few podcasts which I want to listen to on my Apple Watch. I know that it’s possible to transfer music from an iPhone to an Apple Watch, but there doesn’t seem to be a similar option for ...
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Does the Apple Watch need an iPhone to be on the latest iOS to pair?

My S0 sport won't pair with my iPhone 6s on a 11.1.x version of iOS. I can't actually update my iPhone at the moment but this is the only suggestion the engineers have given. The Apple Watch page ...
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Deactivate 'Nike+' exclusive features form AppleWatch 2 - Nike+ edition

For whatever reason* you decide that you want your Apple Watch Nike Plus to function just like a standard Apple Watch: no more running notifications, no ugly watch faces, etc. which are exclusive to ...
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Does the Apple Watch really identify “you”?

In several places in the iOS Apple Watch settings app, important functionality depends on "you" wearing the watch. Critically under the settings for unlocking the watch without requiring a passcode (...
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How to update my weight in the Activity app

I want to change the weight that I originally used to set up the Activity app, but I cannot see a way of editing the setup.
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Where is the CE certification on Apple Watch?

I've looked everywhere it seems, but I can't find any trace of any CE or FCC certification on the Apple Watch. Now I hear FCC has loosened up lately, but not CE. All electronics have to carry a CE ...
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What is the recommended headphone hardware spec to pair with Apple Watch Series 2?

Does Apple Watch Series 2 support all bluetooth headphones, or do I need to check for specific bluetooth requirements before buying? Most of the sites suggest Beats Jaybird. Will the watch not work ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Which are the ways to access “Now Playing” in WatchOS 3?

I make use of the Now Playing view on Apple Watch to switch between songs playing on my iPhone's Soundcloud app. However, I haven't yet found a satisfying (fast) way to access this view. In WatchOS ...
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Does updating iOS force you to update watchOS?

First there was watchOS 1 which shipped with iOS 8.x. Then there was watchOS 2 which shipped with iOS 9. Now there is watchOS 3 which ships with iOS 10. The question: if you start with watchOS 1 &...
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Connect AirPods to Apple Watch

My Apple Watch series 1 can play music stored offline without being in wireless proximity to my Apple iPhone 6. My Apple watch connects over Bluetooth and Wifi, and my AirPods connect over Bluetooth. ...
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Is there a difference regarding battery between Apple Watch 38 mm and 42 mm?

Apple says here the battery power for all Apple Watches no matter which size is up to 18 hours. But is there a difference regarding battery? The 42mm version has bigger display, maybe also a bigger ...
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What is the Apple Watch to iphone pairing animation called?

I need to build something similar for my own app and am heavily inspired by this animation. I despise QR codes and would love something like this and am comfortable designing it from scratch. Just ...
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Can I use the same cell number as my Android phone with an Apple Watch Series 3?

Title says it all. I know I won’t get the most out of an Apple Watch Series 3 using it with my Android phone, but I wonder if I can at least use the same number with an LTE Apple Watch Series 3? I am ...
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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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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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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 ...