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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If a watchOS-based app is updated directly from an Apple Watch, will the app also be updated on the paired iPhone?

As of watchOS 6, it's now possible to purchase and install apps directly from the App Store on an Apple Watch. When taking a look at the article posted to Apple Support that explains how to manage ...
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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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Which Apple Watch Faces Support Modular Large Complications

I've been searching everywhere for this and I can't find it anywhere. I'm learning how to develop WatchOS apps. In the tutorial I'm working with they're working on building a Modular Large ...
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watchOS battery drains quickly

I have a GPS-only Series 4 Apple Watch (44mm) running watchOS 6.1.2 (17S796). I bought the Watch new in November 2018. Prior to updating to updating to 6.1.2 (Jan 28, 2020), I had no problems with ...
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Lap time data uploaded from my Apple Watch doesn't match the lap times listed on my iPhone

I uploaded my health data from my Apple Watch to keep track of my lap times. But the lap times recorded in the XML file that I uploaded are consistently shorter than the ones listed on my watch. ...
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How can I tell if a watch app is independent on the App Store?

As of watch OS 6, Apple introduced two ways to provide an iPhone-free watch experience: Watch-only app: there is no iPhone app. Independent app: although there is an iPhone app, the user doesn’t ...
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Timer stuck in alert state

For the past few weeks, I have been unable to use the Timer app on my Apple Watch Series 3. When I open it, it shows the buttons "cancel|resume" with the last-run time. If I force-quit and reopen, it'...
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Send data to apple watch

I have apple watch series 4 and an iPhone. I want to send data like links,images,text to my watch. Usually I emailed these data to myself and open it on my watch . Is there any efficient way to do ...
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Wallet and Pay and Reminders disappeared after re-pairing Apple Watch with watchOS 6.1

I have Apple Watch 2 Series and iPhone 6S. Recently I've got an update to IOS 13 on iPhone and watchOS 6.1 on Apple Watch. After upgrade Reminders stopped syncing. I tried to resolve the problem by ...
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Is it possible to make Apple Watch Series 5 measure heart rate (pulse), passively, all the time?

I bought an Apple Watch Series 5, because I wanted to measure my heart rate, passively, all the time (24/7). However, I cannot find a way to enable the heart rate monitor, so that it's "on" by ...
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Unable to remove Phone and Email field when using Apple Pay on my Apple Watch

On the Watch app on my iPhone I had entered my Email and Phone field under "Wallet & Apple Pay". However, when I delete both fields and go onto my Apple Watch and invoke Apple Pay my old Email ...
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Watch: Third-Party Email App that Renders HTML

Since Gmail as a service does not support push on iOS Mail, I do not get notifications for emails as they come in unless I use a third-party email app. I have used Outlook for iOS for a long time now, ...
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Apple Watch4 with OS6 slow/ unresponsive on tap to wake

I’ve been using Apple Watch Series 4 with Watch OS 5.x for a year. With disabled raise to wake I had no problems with waking the watch by tapping the screen. Upon upgrade to Watch OS6, I now need ...
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Turn off AMBER alerts watchOS

I have AMBER Alerts turned off on my iPhone (iOS 13.1.2), but this morning I got an AMBER Alert on my watch. I don't see a toggle switch in the Watch app on my phone or in the Settings app on my watch ...
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Non-Midnight “Day” Transition for Apple Watch Activity Rings?

I often work out at the gym late at night. I also often stay up past midnight. But the Apple Watch considers each "day" to begin and end at midnight. This means that I will be in the middle of a ...
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Apple watch series 3 microphone stops working after watch OS 6 update

After the watch OS 6 update, I can on longer use Siri with the watch or use it to call. It seems like the watch is not able to record any voice. I have already unpair and pair numerous time. I have ...
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Why is my Apple Watch noise monitoring suspended?

I have a new Apple Watch Series 5 running WatchOS 6. The noise monitoring feature seemed to be working fine yesterday but today the complication shows a microphone with a line through it and when I ...
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How to scribble backslash (“\”) on Apple Watch?

My organization's WiFi username & password has punctuations in it. Namely a Windows-style DOMAIN\user username, which contains a backslash ("\") character. watchOS 6's "connect to" WiFi doesn't ...
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How do I update my Apple Watch 4 to watchOS 6 with an iPhone 6?

I am having trouble updating my Apple Watch Series 4 to watchOS 6, as it is saying "update your phone first". The problem is that I cannot update my iPhone 6 to iOS 13, so does that mean I won't be ...
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How do I get dual colour theme for numerals duo watch face?

I am using the Beta of watchOS 6. In the keynote, I saw the numerals duo watch face with two different colors for each number. Is this exclusive for series 4 or series 5? I am Series 3 user. I did ...
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Pairing Apple Watch to new iPhone without erasing

My iPhone was lost and I want to pair my watch with my new iPhone. Everything I see says that unpairing the watch will erase it. The problem is I don't have a backup of the watch since it's a new ...
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Why doesn’t the watchOS beta profile show up in my list of available downloads?

I am trying to install the watchOS 6 beta profile to my watch from an iPhone X running iOS 13 beta. At https://developer.apple.com/watchos/ I see a link to a downloads page that should link the ...
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How do I get my iPhone and Apple Watch to beta together?

At August 8, 2019, 01:55 UTC+8, from Apple's Feedback Assistant I'm told that: Warning You must update your watch to watchOS 6 beta 2 or later before updating to iOS 13 beta 6 otherwise your watch ...
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What else except media and apps is using space on the Apple Watch?

Something unknown is using most of the space on my Apple Watch: The listed apps/media account for at most 1GB, yet more than 3.5 are “in use”. What could it be and how can I reclaim some space?
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Why are Apple Watch activity rings moving on by themselves?

I am observing my Apple Watch activity rings are moving insanely. I did talk to customer service they were also unable to help me. Did anyone face the issue before? What happened today? I wore the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...