Category: Apple Watch

How to Back Up (and Restore) the Data on Your Apple Watch

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A seamless backup and restore process is one of the key advantages of the Apple ecosystem, and that extends to the Apple Watch as well: If you’re switching from an older model to a new one, you can easily restore all of your watch faces and data. But the process of backing up your Apple Watch is a little different…

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How to Disable Location Services on Apple Watch

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Do you want to disable location services on your Apple Watch? Perhaps, you want to temporarily turn it off due to privacy concerns, or you just want to save the remaining battery? Either way, it’s pretty easy to turn off location features on an Apple Watch.

Location Services make use of your Apple Watch’s GPS, Bluetooth, and crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations to detect your approximate location. This location data is then used by apps to deliver content specific to your area. If you’re a privacy buff, you may feel the need to turn this…

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How to Fix the iPhone 13's 'Unlock With Apple Watch' Bug

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So, you bought a brand new iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, or 13 Pro Max. Congratulations! Are you enjoying the new and improved cameras? The 120 Hz pro displays? Or are you pissed because your $1,000 iPhone won’t unlock when you’re wearing a mask—even though your old iPhone did just fine? Let’s help you fix this “Unlock…

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How to Use Apple Watch as Music Remote on Mac or PC

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Do you listen to music a lot using iTunes on a Windows PC, or the Music app on your Mac? If you also own an Apple Watch, you’ll be pleased to know that you can control the music playback right from your wrist. That’s right, if your Mac or PC is out of your reach, you can effortlessly use your Apple Watch instead to change what music is playing on the computer.

Apple Watch has a built-in Remote app, just like the iTunes Remote that’s available for iOS and iPadOS devices. This app can be used to control the music playback on not only iTunes on Windows, but…

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How to Speed Up Your Apple Watch Updates

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The Apple Watch packs a lot of power into a small design. But for all of their speed and utility, performing certain tasks on one of them can still be painfully slow. Take updates, for example—they’re notoriously sluggish on Apple Watch. If you’re dreading how long your watchOS 8 update is going to take, you can tweak…

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How to Enable Workout Do Not Disturb on Apple Watch

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Are you receiving a lot of text messages or incoming phone calls to your Apple Watch while you’re busy working out? In that case, you may want to use Apple Watch’s Workout Do Not Disturb mode to mute all these notifications and complete your workout uninterrupted.

We’ve seen Do Not Disturb mode on iPhones and even Do Not Disturb While Driving which helps you stay focused on the road. While Do Not Disturb While Driving gets activated automatically when the iPhone is connected to a Bluetooth car stereo system, or when it detects motion activity consistent…

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How to Reset Home Screen Layout on Apple Watch

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Do you often rearrange the app layout on your Apple Watch’s home screen? If you’re not a fan of your recent changes, you can always go back to the original state by resetting the home screen on your Apple Watch.

Just like iOS and iPadOS devices, watchOS allows you to customize the home screen layout so that users can arrange or relocate apps according to their personal preferences. Most people tend to move the apps that they frequently use close to the center of the home screen. However, you may not always be content with the changes you make. Thankfully,…

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How to Stop Apple Watch from Automatically Launching Audio Apps

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Have you noticed that your Apple Watch automatically shows ‘Now Playing’ and other audio apps when you wake the screen sometimes? This could be really frustrating when you just want to check the time, but thankfully, this can be easily disabled.

Apple Watch has a hidden feature enabled by default which automatically launches audio apps when you’re listening to music on your iPhone. Of course, this feature makes it easy to control the music playback, but more often than not, you’d simply want to check the time on your watch. The issue is more prominent…

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How to Hide or Show Apps on Apple Watch

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Do you have a lot of apps installed on your Apple Watch? If so, you may want to clean your home screen by hiding or removing the apps that you don’t actually use. Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do and you can do it right from your iPhone.

When you set up your Apple Watch and pair it with your iPhone, it automatically installs all the available watchOS apps onto your device. This includes the companion apps for iOS versions of apps installed on your iPhone. Too many apps could potentially clutter your Apple Watch’s home screen and it may become…

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How to Check All Your Apple Devices' Battery Levels With One Widget

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Those of us fully entrenched in the Apple ecosystem have a lot of batteries to think about; you might have a MacBook, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods to boot, all of which are consuming precious portable power by just sitting there. Instead of constantly jumping among products to know whether you need them to…

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