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

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Apple watch solar dial glitch

As you can see the time is 10:19pm or 22:19, which is night. This watch face has the day and night flipped. How to fix that?
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'Reset Sync Data' on watch not responding

My Apple watch is currently not syncing data (particularly activity data) with my iPhone. Solutions gleaned from internet searches tells me that one solution (other than switching off both devices and ...
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How to see what is draining Apple Watch battery

My Apple Watch 6’s battery recently drops very rapidly, like 1 hr to drop from 100% to less than 50%. Considering that it was not like that before and can use for a whole day and that I don’t do ...
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Apple watch volume adjustment is not working anymore?

I'm trying to adjust a volume of thirdparty apps (like foobar2000) from Apple Watch. After latest update it's not possible to do anymore, volume level is frozen. Are there any options how to fix this?
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How to activate Fitness and Fitness+ on Watch 6 and iPhone 11?

I see this when I open Fitness on the iPhone: Fitness The Fitness app works with your Apple Watch to keep track of your activity and workout history. To start using the app on your iPhone, first set ...
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Remove MagSafe magnets from iPhone to avert pacemaker interference

Is there a way to remove the MagSafe magnets from newer iPhones and Apple Watches? Magnets in the devices have been reported to be incompatible with medical devices such as pacemakers. Apple has ...
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Turn off stand/walk/you did it notifications on watch

I have an Apple Watch and do not have an iPhone. How do I turn off these annoying "you walked today" "you bla bla bla today" notifications? These cause me to not take seriously the ...
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How to fill an Apple Watch with music with a small capacity iPhone?

It looks like the only way to add music to an Apple Watch is via the Watch app on iPhone (I'm not an Apple Music subscriber). Thus the music to be added to Apple Watch already needs to be on the ...
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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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How to make Apple Watch Stop SMS/Message Notifications from Unknown Senders?

I receive a lot of SMS/Message Scams (perhaps 3 or 4 per day). I assume it's related to something like the flubot virus. I like turning the option under settings - notifications messages - customize ...
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Apple Watch made a long phone call to an invalid number of a long string containing characters

Here's something weird that I experienced today. It's about my Apple Watch. Normally, when having a phone call, the interface is displayed both on the iPhone and the Apple Watch if the person uses ...
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Preserve Apple Watch fitness data when resetting and syncing to a new iPhone

I just got a new iPhone and I have an existing watch. There were some pairing problems, so I was prepared to erase my Apple Watch and do the pairing again - no problem - I’ve done it before. The only ...
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Apple Watch Series 3 refusing to charge only at night

I unplugged my watch (watchOS 8, Series 3, 38mm, Bought in 2020) yesterday and put it on. It was on nightstand mode with the clock & green lightning bolt indicating it was charging (the screen was ...
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Apple Watch Voice Memos cannot be retrieved

I have been using the Apple Watch Series 6 to record voice memos for the past three weeks. Every evening, the watch rests on its charging dock and the paired iPhone 12 Pro is charged next to it. I ...
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Apple Watch stopped Monday update of my move goal

Sometime a few months ago, my Apple Watch stopped offering an updated move goal on Monday mornings. My wife’s watch has been in this state for a couple years. Does anybody know how to get it back? I ...
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How does Apple Watch calculate a new Smart Move Goal?

I've noticed that on the Monday after I get a Perfect Week (Move) award, my Apple Watch (SE; watchOS 7) prompts me with a new Smart Move Goal. However, this week I was perplexed to see that my ...
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Apple Watch activity tracking too generous

I bought a second hand W4 a week ago after being for long time a "barewrister". I noticed that, this AW, is definitely too generous calculating my flights climbed. I always keep my iPhone ...
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Why is my watch telling me when the next sunrise will be instead of when the next sunset will be?

It is 7 PM here in Los Angeles, and there are at least 40 minutes of daytime left. Therefore, on the bottom left of my watch, it should tell me when the sunset is going to be. Instead of that, it is ...
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Which iPhone models support the Watch 4/SE?

I have just found out about some health features of the Watch 4+/SE which are extremely appealing to me. My understanding is I'd need an iPhone to set up even if I get a cellular modell. I think I ...
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Do I still get credited for move and stand goals if my Apple Watched is locked while on my wrist?

One thing I've been curious about and tried to check but haven't been able to fully confirm, is - if my Apple Watch is on my wrist but still locked (i.e. I just put it back on my wrist and have not ...
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Screenshots aren't working on my Apple Watch

I have an Apple Watch series 6 running WatchOS 7.5. I used to be able to take screenshots by pressing the Digital Crown and side button simultaneously, but this no longer works. In Settings > ...
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Can Apple-watch do a falls alert without calling emergency services?

We don't want the watch to call the emergency services, but do want the other falls alert features (beeping). How to setup for this? My friend's mother with dementia is going to receive an Apple watch ...
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Why did my Apple Watch Series 6 ask me to "Turn Digital Crown to unlock" when I'd been nowhere near water?

I have a new Apple Watch Series 6. It's very nice. Last night, before going upstairs to bed, I looked at it, and it was blank. I thought maybe it had run out of battery so I tapped it and a very (and ...
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Is there a way to reorder items in the Watch Home app?

Is there a way to reorder the items listed in the Watch Home app? Currently an item I want to be able to check frequently is the very last item in the list, so that I need to scroll all the way to the ...
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Apple Watch series 6 battery draining

hello to apple community. I just bought a new series 6 Apple Watch but I think the battery drains so fast! for example when it is in sleep in about 2 hours it uses 4% battery I just wanted to know if ...
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Apple Watch doesn't notify me of SMS messages

Whenever I get an SMS message from someone not in my contacts, my watch does not vibrate. I have my watch set to Mirror my iPhone's messages settings, and switching it to custom doesn't change ...
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What is the range of the Unlock With Watch feature for iOS?

How close does my Watch need to be to my iPhone in order for it to be able to unlock the phone? Conversely, at what distance will the Watch fail to unlock the phone?
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Apple Watch Series 3 "Cannot Install Update" due to available storage

I'm attempting to update an Apple Watch Series 3 to watchOS 7.4 via Software Update. When I Download and Install the update, I get the error message: Cannot Install Update To install the watchOS ...
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Can an Apple Watch configured with Family Setup use the other family members' iPad?

My child has an iPad with his own Apple Id. I'm considering getting him an Apple Watch, but controlled from my iPhone using Family Setup. My question is if the watch can sync/communicate with his iPad?...
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Series 1 watch display pops off but still works! Can I just glue it?

I have a series 1 watch and part of the screen just popped off and open and closes like a hinge. Display still works though. Can I just for glue it, if I only plan to use it for sleep tracking? Or is ...
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How to cross-compare Apple Health data (e.g. weight vs steps)

Is there a way to cross-compare Apple Health/HealthKit metrics like weight vs. number of steps? I would like to see the correlation of my step count or exercise/move minutes and my weight, maybe in ...
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Apple Watch not unlocking Mac

I have an Apple Watch Series 3 and MacBook Pro 2017. I tried pairing my Apple Watch to my MacBook and it worked, but I can't use it for login. I can only use my Apple Watch to authenticate within ...
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How to resolve missing "Setup" button for Cardio Fitness feature?

Apple recently added the ability to track "Cardio Fitness" levels in the Health app using newer models of the Apple Watch. Official setup documentation: https://support.apple.com/en-us/...
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How to view an image full screen on an Apple Watch with no UI showing

I need to be able to display an image (or video) full screen on an Apple Watch, without displaying any UI. Opening an image in Photos shows a small watch icon in the bottom left corner. Opening it ...
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Is it reasonable to buy a new Apple Watch even though you own an iPhone 8?

I own an iPhone 8 and I am considering buying an Apple Watch SE (GPS, 44 mm). I have had my iPhone for a long time and I have replaced the battery once. In my opinion, the iPhone 8 works perfectly ...
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How to stop Milanese Loop Apple Watch band from slipping?

I recently purchased an Apple Watch with the Milanese Loop band and have been struggling with the band loosening over the course of the day. Multiple times an hour I need to re-adjust the magnetic ...
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What colour is this “gold” Apple Watch?

I previously bought my wife a Gold iPhone 11 and for her birthday this year, I bought her a Gold Apple Watch Series 6. When it arrive, the order clearly stated 40mm Apple Watch Series 6 Aluminium in ...
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Apple watch always-on sweep second hand

I would like to use my Apple watch during patient assessment as an EMT. In order to do so I need a sweep second hand that is always displayed, otherwise I'll need to wear an analog watch for ...
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How to make Siri on AppleWatch not connect to my AirPods and not interrupt my music playing?

Who didn't get it from title, here's my case: I often setup timers and add items to my reminder list using Siri on my AppleWatch. But I also often listen to music (from AirPods, using my iPhone). But ...
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Turn off "Approve with Apple Watch" macOS security alerts

Using macOS 11 Big Sur, many items that used to require my user password now annoyingly buzz my wrist. I can still type my password, but now I have to first press "Use Password..." in the ...
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Police-panic mode for Apple Watch?

On iPhone you can immediately lock all sensitive information by pressing the side button five times. On Mac you can hold down the power button. What is the equivalent for Apple Watch? Also, since your ...
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Ways to find out uptime of Apple Watch?

Having to enter a PIN code could possibly mean that wristband wasn't tight enough. Or Apple Watch booted. That question could be easy to answer had Apple provided uptime information directly. Alas, ...
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Is there a way for me to view my Apple Watch Activity data on my mac desktop?

I'd like to be able to view my apple watch Activity data on my mac desktop or laptop. So for example, workouts, steps, etc, today, and for the last week, much like what I can find in the Activity app ...
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Siri be used to play on Apple TV?

While HomePod can be used to play content on Apple TV, I'm finding a lot of trouble getting my watch or iPhone to play content on Apple TV. Assuming I can get something to play on Apple TV using the ...
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Apple Watch workout for a standing-desk treadmill?

Any tips for getting this to work properly? I select "Indoor Walk" but my Apple Watch routinely thinks I've stopped working out and asks me to either Pause or End Workout, and my step count ...
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Connect my watch with family iPad for Fitness+

Ive got Apple Fitness* shared with my family. My wife has an iPad (with her own account, but part of the family sharing group) running 14.3 - capable of running Fitness+. Can I pair my watch to the ...
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Has anyone had any luck getting their Apple Watch show up in Xcode's Bluetooth Explorer?

I've tried "Show Device Discovery", "Low Energy Devices, and "Near By Devices". It's likely that it won't show up, but I was hoping someone might have had some luck.
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How can multiple people do the same workout?

We have subscribed as a family to Apple Fitness+ and have it via a TV with Apple TV. All family members have access to the Apple TV already via profiles. It’s possible to have one person’s watch ...
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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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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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