Questions tagged [watchos]

watchOS is the operating system designed specifically for Apple Watch, Apple's first foray into wearable computing devices. This tag should be used for questions relating to the software used on Watch.

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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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Determine which device AirPods have connected to using Siri

When I put on my AirPods, they automatically connect to the device that they were most recently connected to. However, without checking each device, I'm not sure which device they've connected to. I'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.
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If I disable Wi-Fi on my Apple Watch 3, what do I affect and impact performance wise?

Just purchased a new Apple Watch 3 (38mm GPS + LTE) and enjoy it. But I don’t really use it as an app platform. I mainly use it as a better-than-others fitness tracker; I like keeping track of steps ...
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Can Apple Watch faces display reminders other than the scheduled list?

Some of the faces available for the Apple Watch 4 allow me to set "Reminders" as one of the displayed complications. Unfortunately, all it ever shows is "NO REMINDERS" because none of my reminders are ...
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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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Is there a way to display the date in power reserve mode on the Apple Watch Series 2?

I constantly forget to charge my watch on time so 25% of the time I use it in power reserve mode. It kind of bothers me that there's only the time shown. I searched around in the watch and iPhone ...
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Apple Watch mute only notifications and not alarms

Is there a way to mimic the Do not Disturb mode found in the iPhone on my Apple Watch? I'd like to receive notifications but without any sound nor haptic feedback. I know I can use the Silence mode, ...
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Config AppleWatch to not dial 911 during “Fall Detection”?

my need: I do not want "Fall Detection" to dial 911. And, I'd like to use "Fall Detection" to stop other people from dialing 911 on my behalf. my condition: I will be walking, and I have a seizure... ...
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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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How does HealthKit calculate activeEnergyBurned and other variables?

I am investigating using HealthKit to supply some data for an application which will run on iOS. We are thinking about using Apple Watch to collect the data. I am especially interested in ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I get Apple Watch style Activity reminders on iPhone / iPad

Example: watchOS reminds users to that it’s “Time to stand!”. Is there any way to leverage the default apps provided by Apple to get these notifications on iOS devices? The default reminders app is ...
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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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Is it safe to change Apple Watch battery with more capacity?

For example, while the original battery capacity for Apple Watch Series 1 (38 mm) is 205 mAh, can I replace it with a 273 mAh (38 mm) battery (originally for Apple Watch Series 2, 38 mm), and assuming ...
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Apple Watch Motion face: is there any way to just pick one flower as the default flower?

Is there any way to just pick one flower as the default flower?
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Adjust delay in Watch display when turning wrist

The Apple Watch spends most of its time sleeping with the display turned off. When you twist your wrist, it wakes and displays on screen. Unfortunately, the Watch does not always appear for me. Is ...
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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 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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How can I disconnect bluetooth headphones from an Apple Watch without “forgetting device”?

How can I disconnect a bluetooth device from an apple watch without having to forget the device? Do I really have to re-pair things like headphones every time I want to disconnect them?
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Can you spoof your iOS to pair an Apple Watch with an older iOS?

I'll keep it short, if an iPhone is jailbroken can you spoof your iOS version to pair an Apple Watch running OS 4 or 3 for iOS 10 on an iPhone with iOS 9.3.2?
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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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iPhone X Activity and Health app: Doesn't work - shows spinning wheel instead

I just switched from iPhone 7 Plus to iPhone X. I have Apple Watch Series 3. Everything worked great until I switched to iPhone X. Now the Activity app on the phone (not the one on the watch) just ...
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Apple Watch Series 3 ski tracking

Apple Watch Series 3 was announced to have ski tracking possibility. But I cannot find any information on the web if it already possible. Can anyone that has Apple Watch confirm, that you can now ...
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Can I prevent music through an AirPod from pausing when a single pod is removed?

Right now, when I remove one AirPod from an ear, the currently playing track pauses in the other ear. Instead, I want to continue playing the track. My control over this using bluetooth settings is ...
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Can't remotely play music to iPhone since update to WatchOS 4 [duplicate]

I have an Apple Watch Series 2, and I recently updated the OS to the 4th version. Previously, I could remotely listen music. Since I don't have bluetooth headphones, I was using the Apple Watch just ...
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watchOS 4: Can you display complications on the photo albums watch face?

With watchOS 4, is it possible to display complications on the photo album watch face?
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Can I mark an email as read on the Apple Watch?

After I receive an email, I can preview it easily from the notification. If it's just an email I don't need to react, my workflow is to just leave it there as read. However, I can't seem to figure out ...
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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 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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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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watchOS 4 not measuring resting or walking heart rate

The description of new features available in watchOS (and the Heart features in iOS 11's Health app) mention "Resting" and "Walking" rates. In fact the official description suggests that the Watch ...
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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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Can the Apple Watch alarm volume be changed?

I had a generation 0 Apple watch, and have used the alarm in nightstand mode for the past 18 months. The volume of the alarm was pretty low, but it always woke me up. This past weekend I upgraded to a ...
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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 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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Debugging Apple Watch Wifi

Apple Watch should connect automatically to any network I was previously connected with on my iPhone. At my university I need to register devices for network access by providing them with a MAC ...
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Is there any way to decrease screensaver timeout every time my watch is moved away from the computer or phone?

Using the watch to unlock my Mac is a great feature, but I want the OS to shorten the idle time once the watch goes out of range. This way, if I'm wearing the watch, and I'm not facing the computer (...
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Apple watch stuck while updating [closed]

I was updating to watchOS 4 beta 3 and its got stuck at this screen