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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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October 30, 2017
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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October 24, 2017
The Apple Watch includes lots of various options for customizing your Apple Watch face. Most of those options appear as some variation of a traditional watch face. But you can also choose to use one of your own photos, or even a Live photo, as your watch face on Apple Watch. Here’s how to create a customized Apple Watch face from your photos on your iPhone.
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September 15, 2017
SOS on Apple Watch allows you to quickly call emergency services should you need help. For it to work, your iPhone will need to be in calling range. You’ll also need WatchOS 3. You only want to use SOS on Apple Watch if you absolutely need to; it’s the equivalent of dialing 911. If you find yourself in a state of emergency while wearing your Apple Watch, here’s how to use SOS.
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July 27, 2017
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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July 19, 2017
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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July 08, 2017
For the longest time, every new app I downloaded on my iPhone seemed to also appear on my Apple Watch. I found myself constantly deleting apps from my Apple Watch that I knew I would never ever use on the tiny screen. Eventually, I got so frustrated with all the new apps crowding my watch face that I went searching through settings for a solution. Here’s how to prevent new apps from automatically downloading to Apple Watch.
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July 01, 2017
With watchOS 3.2, you can finally put your Apple Watch in Theater Mode. Perfect for when you’re at the movies, as the name implies, Theater Mode keeps the display screen of your Apple Watch turned off, unless you tap to wake it up or press a button on the device. Personally, I would also find this helpful on long drives. I love using my watch for navigation, but the screen lighting up, especially when driving at night, caused me to stop using the feature. Whatever the reason you might like to use it, here’s how to enable and disable Theater Mode on an Apple Watch running watchOS 3.2 or later.
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May 20, 2017
There are a few occasions when you might need to unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone. Getting a new iPhone or a new Apple Watch are a couple reasons, but in general, unpairing your Apple watch is a good thing to know how to do. Here’s how to unpair an Apple Watch from your iPhone.
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February 09, 2017
With WatchOS 3 on Apple Watch, you can Scribble messages to friends from your watch instead of sending preset replies, emojis, or picking up your iPhone. The Scribble feature allows you to use your finger to scribble each individual letter of your reply. It’s fairly easy to do, but probably best for shorter messages. You wouldn’t want to write a novel with Scribble messages on Apple Watch, but you might use it to say, “ok,” or “omw,” which is short for on my way. Here’s how to Scribble messages on the Apple Watch with WatchOS 3.
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February 04, 2017
With the introduction of WatchOS 3 came Breathe, a feature on Apple Watch that’s similar to Stand in that it reminds you to breathe throughout the day. Obviously we don’t need to be reminded to breathe, but the feature is about putting your focus on your breath, stopping everything else you’re doing, and taking a minute (or more) to practice a little mindfulness using breath as the centering point. On days I’m stressed, I appreciate the reminders. But most of the time, I dismiss it. If you’d rather not receive reminders to breathe throughout your day, here’s how to turn off Breathe reminders on Apple Watch with WatchOS 3.
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January 30, 2017
Passcode on the Apple Watch works quite a bit differently than setting a passcode does on the iPhone. On iPhone, you have to enter the passcode every time the screen goes off. But it would be super annoying if you had to enter a passcode on Apple Watch each time you lifted your wrist—no one would use it if that were the case. A passcode on Apple Watch is only asked for when your Apple Watch restarts, after you’ve manually locked it and are attempting to unlock it, and when you’ve removed the watch from your wrist and put it back on. That’s why setting a passcode for Apple Watch is an effective privacy measure, yet it’s also not so inconvenient that users won’t bother setting a passcode. Now that you know why it’s a good idea to set a passcode on Apple Watch, here’s how.
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December 26, 2016
WatchOS 3 on Apple Watch along with iOS 10 on iPhone allows you to share your fitness metrics (and activity circles) with friends in the Activity app. Since the spirit of competition is a motivating factor for lots of people, this allows you to compete with your friends, attempt to keep up, and ultimately surpass them. When you want to share your fitness metrics with someone, you must send an invite to them. Once they accept, you’ll see their fitness metrics and in turn, they’ll see yours. Here’s how to share fitness metrics with friends in the Activity app.
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November 26, 2016
Before WatchOS 3, taking a screenshot on Apple Watch was done by simultaneously clicking the Side button and Digital Crown button. However, taking a screenshot on Apple Watch is off by default with WatchOS 3. This is due to the new feature that allows you to pause and resume a Workout on Apple Watch by pressing both the Side button and Digital Crown button. However, you can turn screenshots on Apple Watch back on in the Watch app. You can also change the Workout setting so that it pauses and resume automatically when you stop or start moving. Here’s how to re-enable screenshots on Apple Watch with WatchOS 3.
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October 13, 2016
Say goodbye to Glances on Apple Watch. With WatchOS 3, the Apple Watch has a customizable dock that allows you to quickly jump into apps you often use. The dock on the Apple Watch is opened by tapping the side button, which used to contain the circle of friends in previous Apple Watch operating systems. The Dock is comparable to Glances from older operating systems for Apple Watch, but now works a bit more like the app switcher on the iPhone. Here’s how to add and remove apps from Dock on Apple Watch with Watch OS 3.
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September 03, 2016
Taking a screenshot on the iPhone or iPad is a simple matter of holding the sleep/wake button and pressing the home button. The Apple Watch takes a similar approach, but since there’s no Home button, it utilizes the Digital Crown and Side Button. Where do the pictures go? Screenshots taken on the Apple Watch will automatically appear in the Camera Roll of the paired iPhone. Here’s how to take a screenshot on the Apple Watch.
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August 23, 2016
We’ve all misplaced our iPhones at one point or another. If you lose your iPhone somewhere in your house, you can easily locate it using the pinging service included on Apple Watch. Finding your iPhone using Apple Watch takes seconds; it’s way better than rummaging around in the couch cushions. Here’s how to find your lost iPhone using Apple Watch.
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June 29, 2016
A little known trick of the Apple Watch is that you can use it as your shutter remote for taking pictures with your iPhone. When you open the Camera app on your Apple Watch, you’ll see whatever the iPhone’s camera can see. This is perfect for taking family photos since you can station the iPhone on a tripod, join the group, and tap the button or activate the three-second timer right from your Apple Watch. Here’s how to take iPhone photos using your Apple Watch.
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June 23, 2016
By default, when you raise your wrist, the Apple Watch screen wakes up. Also by default, it shows you the Watch Face, assuming you want to see the time and have access to complications. But perhaps you’d rather see the most recent app or activity you were using instead. You can change the setting for Wake Screen from Watch Face to Last Activity. Here’s how to automatically reopen an app on your Apple Watch.
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June 18, 2016
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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April 27, 2016
If you have an Apple Watch paired with your iPhone, you’re familiar with Activity rings. On the Apple Watch, your activity is represented by three concentric circles that track how much of your daily goals you have met. There’s a red circle for your Move goal, a green one for Exercise, and a blue one for Stand. However, you can also view these Activity rings in graph form in the Health app and include it as a part of your health Dashboard. Here’s how to view your activity rings in your health app dashboard.
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April 09, 2016
By default, the Digital Crown on the Apple Watch is on the right side like a traditional watch. But did you know you can flip your Apple Watch face around so that the Digital Crown is on the left of the watch? I did this when I first bought the device because I’m left handed, and I wear my watch on my right wrist. This tip will also work for right-handed people who want to wear the watch on their left wrist, but still prefer to have the Digital Crown be on the left side of the Apple Watch, and for people whose Apple Watch display is upside down and need to fix it. If you want to flip your Apple Watch screen, here’s how.
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