Category: watchOS

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 Use 'Separation Alerts' in iOS 15 so You Never Forget Your Phone Again

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If you’re like me, leaving the house is consistently a last-minute, out-of-breath dash as you desperately try to avoid being late to wherever you’re going. As such, things like keys, bags, even MacBooks are often forgotten, remembered only when it’s too late. If that’s true for you, you’ll want to take advantage of…

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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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How to Add Photos to Apple Watch

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Did you know that you can store photos and view them on your Apple Watch? This is a feature that can be handy if you want quick access to your favorite album, or if you like to set photos as custom watch faces. Thankfully, this can be done within seconds.

Apple Watch offers the ability to store photos using its built-in physical storage space. These photos can be viewed even if the watch isn’t actively connected to the paired iPhone. Of course, viewing photos on such a tiny screen may not be ideal, but some users like to personalize their watch faces with…

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Forgot Apple Watch Passcode? Here’s How to Reset It

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Did you manage to accidentally lose or forget your Apple Watch passcode? Don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world. You can get back full access to your Apple Watch by simply resetting it and you can do this right from your paired iPhone.

Passcodes certainly protect your devices from unauthorized access and break-ins, but there are rare situations where you could forget your passcode and lose access to your device completely. This could be an issue for people who own multiple devices like the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, etc. when they use a different…

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How to Change Storage Limit for Photos on Apple Watch

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Do you want to store a lot of photos on your Apple Watch? In that case, you may want to change how many photos can be stored on your watch. If you’re interested in learning how to increase or decrease the photo storage limit on Apple Watch, read along.

Apple Watch allows you to store photos using its built-in physical storage space. These photos can be viewed even if it isn’t actively connected to the paired iPhone. Of course, different Apple Watch models have different internal storage, but regardless of what model you own, there’s a limit for the number…

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