Tips

September 17, 2019
The Apple Watch Series 4 and later has a feature that will contact emergency services when you fall if you either confirm that you need help or you remain immobile for thirty seconds. Fall Detection on the Apple Watch can be enabled in your watch's Emergency SOS settings, which can be found in the Watch app on your iPhone. It's important to keep in mind that while the Apple Watch has an intuitive accelerometer and gyroscope, it won't register all falls. Also, if you participate in high-impact activities such as sports, those activities may register as falls. If you've previously entered your age in the Health app or while setting up your Apple Watch as 65 or older, Fall Detection will be on by default
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September 16, 2019
Your Apple Watch includes the option to create custom workouts when your activity is not included in the default list of Apple Watch workout-tracking options. To create a custom workout, you'll need to use the option labeled Other in the list of workouts and then name that workout for later use. Let's get going with creating your custom workout on the Apple Watch.
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September 10, 2019
If you're getting in the zone on a good workout, listening to your music, and feeling the endorphin rush, then the interruption of a notification from your Apple Watch can mess up your rhythm. Luckily, all you have to do is open your Watch app, go to the General settings page, select Do Not Disturb, and activate Workout Do Not Disturb. Then your watch will automatically enter Do Not Disturb mode any time you start a workout, and your running or rowing will be the "me time" you need. Let's get started.
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September 02, 2019
The Apple Watch Workout app is a fantastic assistant for those of us who like to count calories, paces, or heartbeats. If you work out as often as doctors recommend, then you might want to add a shortcut on your watch face so you can reach the app with a single tap. Such shortcuts are called "complications," a word taken from the ancient and honorable trade of watch-making, where it means any function of a watch face besides time-keeping. The Workout complication allows you to open the Workout app right from the watch face. To get started, all you need is your Apple Watch. Follow these simple steps:
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July 24, 2019
Have you ever had an alert go off on your Apple Watch that took you just a little too long to turn off? Here's how to enable Cover to Mute on your Apple Watch, so you can turn off alerts without having to even look at your watch! This is a good tip to use if you just want to mute alerts as needed instead of putting your Watch on Silent Mode. Note that if you use this tip while receiving an incoming call, the watch will be muted but may still vibrate if those settings are enabled.
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July 15, 2019
​It's always annoying when an app freezes or stops working properly on your Apple Watch. The solution? Force quit the app and reopen it. Happily, the process to force quit an app on the Apple Watch is short and sweet, so your app should be back up and running properly in no time.
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June 17, 2019
In Grid View on your Apple Watch, apps are shown as icons in a kind of honeycomb formation that moves with your finger. Since the introduction of watchOS 4, you can switch from Grid View to List View. This will present your apps as an alphabetized list. I prefer List View as it's easier for me to find apps by title rather than by their icon on the Apple Watch, and the touch target in List View is larger so I don't accidently open the wrong app as much. Also, List View is just easier for me to look at, as the shrinking-enlarging movements of apps in Grid View can give me a headache.
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June 10, 2019
While wearing your Apple Watch, you'll notice arm movements during activities like knitting, playing games, or even just waving will register as steps. Here's how to delete steps from your Apple Watch, which will erase the data and reset your step count closer to the correct number. You can't do this from your Apple Watch; you'll have to use the Health app on your iPhone.
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May 30, 2019
Did you know you can use your Apple Watch as a timer? Since the Apple Watch is on my wrist, I'm less likely to ignore the the timer going off than if I were using my iPhone, or drop my Apple Watch if I'm using the timer while cooking with slippery ingredients or washing dishes. For less fumbling and more punctual time management, try using the Timer app on your Apple Watch.
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May 30, 2019
Did you know you can use your Apple Watch as a timer? Since the Apple Watch is on my wrist, I'm less likely to ignore the the timer going off than if I were using my iPhone, or drop my Apple Watch if I'm using the timer while cooking with slippery ingredients or washing dishes. For less fumbling and more punctual time management, try using the Timer app on your Apple Watch.
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April 03, 2019
If you use your Apple Watch for phone calls, sometimes you'll need to use a keypad or even switch the audio output to a different device such as a speaker or headset. Here's how to open the keypad and how to change the audio output during an Apple Watch call. 
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March 11, 2019
I didn't use walkie-talkies much as a kid, but now with this feature on Apple Watch I can indulge in a slightly more futuristic way. Here's a general overview on how to use Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch. To use Walkie-Talkie, you'll need Apple Watch series 1 or later updated to watchOS 5.
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January 30, 2019
The new Apple Watch ECG app works with your Apple Watch Series 4 to read your heart's rhythm and detect any irregularities that might indicate atrial fibrillation (AFib), while letting you take note of any additional symptoms you want to record. To use the ECG app, your Apple Watch Series 4 with watchOS 5.1.2 or later needs to be paired with iPhone 5s or later with iOS 12.1.1 or later. Older Apple Watches do not have this feature.
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December 25, 2018
The Apple Watch is an incredible tool for keeping track of your physical activity throughout the week. The Activity rings show at a glance how close you are to meeting your goals on a given day. Each week, you receive a notification showing your weekly activity summary, but then it goes away. What if you want to look at it again later or check your progress midweek? Here’s how to view your weekly activity summary at any time on your Apple Watch.
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December 11, 2018
Closing your Activity rings on your Apple Watch creates a sense of accomplishment. Knowing you’ve met your weekly goal means you’ve taken care of yourself and your body, which is always a great feeling. But everyone has different goals. Meeting your goal means progress regardless of how it compares to the goals of others, which is why it’s so important to customize your Move goals for you. You might be a professional athlete who needs to work out for multiple hours each day when training or you may be recovering from an injury and need lower move goals that are huge gains for your progress. Regardless, it’s good to set goals that are just beyond what you think you can achieve; that way, you can surprise yourself. Here’s how to change your Move goal on your Apple Watch.
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December 04, 2018
WatchOS 4 was probably the best Apple Watch software update we’d ever seen, especially for those who workout with their Apple Watch. In this update, not only did Apple add new workouts like HIIT, it also added the ability to quickly and easily swipe over to music from within the Workout app on Apple Watch. Now you don’t need to change apps and fumble around mid workout just to change the song. Here’s how to easily access music while working out with your Apple Watch.
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November 30, 2018
I love that I can receive calls on my Apple Watch. If I’m out and about, my iPhone is in my backpack. But I never miss a call because my watch lets me know one is coming in. However talking to your wrist, especially in public, isn't ideal. No problem! Here's two different ways you can transfer a call from your Apple Watch to your iPhone. 
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March 28, 2018
Apple releases a new version of iOS every year of late and iPhone owners are encouraged to download the update as soon as possible. This is because new versions of iOS contain not only convenient new capabilities, but also repairs for glitches, and new security features that keep our devices safe from viruses and other malware. The Apple Watch is no different from the iPhone in its need to have regular software updates, so let's get started learning how to update watchOS so your device can deliver its full potential of features and capabilities! 
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March 05, 2018
The Apple Watch is an ideal purchase for on-the-go people who need an ultra portable device that can offer both functionality and durability. Many of the iPhone's best loved features are included in the Apple Watch, including fitness tracking and health monitoring, the ability to play music, and of course text messaging and calling. The Apple Watch also accommodates health apps with safety features designed to notify wearers of medical concerns and offer help to contact emergency services if needed. These features have been credited with everything from alerting Apple Watch owners to life-threatening health crises to enabling the Coast Guard rescue of an Apple Watch user stranded off the California coast after a kiteboarding mishap. Sometimes, though, it can be a little too easy to get in touch with Emergency Services via an Apple Watch; there have been multiple reports of accidental calls to 911 from Apple Watch owners who unwittingly triggered their device's SOS setting. How can you keep from joining their number and accidentally dialing 911 on your Apple Watch? Let's figure it out! 
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November 03, 2017
WatchOS 4 for Apple Watch added a lot of quality features to the smartwatch, including new watch faces. My personal favorite addition is the new Kaleidoscope watch face that uses either a built-in photo or a photo of your choice to create a colorful image in one of three different styles. We’ll go over how to use the Kaleidoscope watch face and how to create your own Kaleidoscope Apple Watch face on iPhone.
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