Category: watchOS

How to Start a Timer On Your Apple Watch

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How’d you like to start a timer, right from Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch might be the best thing to happen in personal fitness in a long time, but where the wearable really shines is in making it super easy to do things that we do multiple times a day, week, or month. Checking the time is obviously one of those things, but so is starting timers. And starting a timer on an Apple Watch is both useful and easy.

Sure you can use your iPhone to start a timer, and you can start one with HomePod as well, but doing it on your Apple Watch means you’ll be able to…

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How to Have Your Apple Watch Speak The Time For You

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How’d you like your Apple Watch to speak the time to you? Sounds convenient, high-tech, and useful, right?

Apple prides itself on being one of the most forward-thinking tech companies in terms of accessibility. It does a pretty decent job of it as well, although nobody is perfect. You might be forgiven for thinking there isn’t much accessibility on offer from something like the Apple Watch given it’s tiny size, but you’d be wrong. One such example is that you can have the watch speak the time on command, regardless of the watch face that’s being…

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How to Challenge a Friend to an Apple Watch Activity Competition

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Want to get competitive with your Apple Watch? You can challenge a friend, family member, coworker, or anyone else with an Apple Watch to an activity competition!

Competition is always a good way to spur people on to achieve a goal, and that’s most definitely the case in terms of exercise. Sure, you can compete with yourself, set fitness goals, and gain your own achievements but competing with a friend adds some much-needed spice. And you can do it all from your Apple Watch.


You’re probably already sharing your Activity data with your friends, but going…

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How to Change Apple Watch Passcode

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Having a hard time remembering or using the passcode on Apple Watch? Do you think someone figured out the passcode you use to unlock your Apple Watch? Or perhaps, you’re one of those privacy buffs who prefer to keep updating their passcode on a regular basis? Regardless, it’s pretty simple to change the passcode on your Apple Watch wearable.

When you set up and pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone for the first time, you’re prompted to type in a 4-digit passcode to protect your device. Most people would have done this to ensure maximum security, but if…

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How to Set Up Cardio Fitness Levels on iPhone & Apple Watch

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Have you ever wanted to measure your cardio fitness and determine your endurance during workouts and jogs? In that case, you’re in for a treat since Apple now allows users to easily check their cardio fitness levels directly on their iPhones, provided they use an Apple Watch as well.

With the recent iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2 software updates, Apple released a new Health app feature that shows cardio fitness levels with the help of your Apple Watch. This is made possible by measuring VO2 max which is considered to be the most valid measure of cardiovascular…

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How to Control Which Apps Provide Data to Siri Apple Watch Face

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Apple Watch wearers have no shortage of options in terms of selecting their favorite watch face. There are tons to choose from with Apple adding new ones with each major watchOS revision. But there’s one that is perhaps the smartest watch face available and if you’re going to use a smartwatch, why not go all-in? The Siri watch face will, after a little training, present the most useful information at the best time. So long as you give it the right data to work with anyway.

The screen that houses all of the Siri data sources is well hidden. So well hidden…

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How to Enable and Use the Handwashing Timer on Apple Watch

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Keeping your hands clean is always an important thing to consider and while it might seem like one of the easiest things to do, it turns out that some people aren’t washing their hands for as long as they should. Apple wants to help out and it’s introduced a new Handwashing timer to do just that. With the feature enabled, and your Apple Watch will detect when you’re washing your hands and then count down from 20 to make sure you’re doing it properly.

That 20-second countdown isn’t random, either. The World Health Organization recommends that we wash…

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How to Set a Vibrating Silent Tap Alarm on Your Apple Watch

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Want to set up a silent alarm clock on your Apple Watch? How’d you like to be tapped on your wrist to wake up? The Apple Watch can go beyond the iPhone silent vibration alarm feature and actually tap you on the wrist as a wake-up instead, and it’s a pretty neat feature for obvious reasons.

Your Apple Watch has tons of different uses whether you’re using it to stay on track with your health goals or just want to make sure you don’t miss a notification on your iPhone. But it’s the simplest of uses that people often overlook, including using it as an…

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How to Restore Apple Watch from Backup

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Need to restore your Apple Watch? Did you upgrade the Apple Watch you have to a newer model? Perhaps, you accidentally set it up as a new device and you want all the data you had on your old Apple Watch? If so, you may be interested in learning how you can restore your Apple Watch from a previous Apple Watch backup.

Just like iPhones, iPads, and Macs, your Apple Watch uses backups to store all your data in case you ever need it later. Unlike other devices, you don’t actually need to manually back up your Apple Watch because it automatically backs up all your…

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How to Backup Your Apple Watch

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Your Apple Watches contain all kinds of information that you probably don’t want to lose, so backing it up is important. Your contacts, health data, and more are all stored on your Apple Watch and the health data, in particular, is all absolutely something you can’t replace should it go missing. That’s why backing everything up is vital.

But we have good news, your Apple Watch is easy to backup, yet you can’t manually back up your Apple Watch! Wait, that’s bad news isn’t it? No – let us explain.


The reason it’s good news is because your Apple…

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