The Apple Watch has a lot to offer. It has many features and is packed with new technologies that make it a great device for fitness tracking and entertainment. However, some people may wonder how to use the device to get the most out of it. Here are some tips on how to use your Apple Watch:
Connect to Wi-Fi
Your Apple Watch has a built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi chip that allows you to connect to Wi-Fi networks. Connecting to a Wi-Fi network is easy, but you must ensure your iPhone is connected to the same network before starting.
- Open Control Center on your Apple Watch. If you don’t see the Airplane Mode icon, swipe up from the bottom of your watch face.
- Tap Wi-Fi. The watch will automatically scan for available networks and display them in order of signal strength (from strongest to weakest).
- Tap the name of the network that appears next to the strongest signal strength. If you want to connect to a different network, tap another one until it appears next to the strongest signal strength, then tap Join Network.
Change your watch face
Changing your watch face is one of the most fun things you can do with your Apple Watch. There are many options, and you can change them whenever you want.
To change your watch face, press the Digital Crown or side button to open Control Center. Then tap on the Watch icon in the upper-right corner. This will bring up a menu with some of your favorite faces: Modular, Utility, Chronograph, Infographics, Motion, and Simple.
In this menu, you’ll be able to scroll through additional options by swiping left or right (or tap on them to select). You can also swipe up to access all available faces in alphabetical order at any time; when you find a face that looks good on your wrist (or even just interesting), tap on it to select it as your current watch face.
Customize the Control Center
The Control Center is a quick way to access your most commonly used functions. It’s designed to give you the information you need at a glance.
To customize the Control Center:
- Press firmly on the watch face, swipe up, and tap Customize.
- Tap any icon and select an app or function to add.
- Scroll through all available apps and functions.
- Tap ‘done’ when finished making changes.
Swipe up for notifications
The first thing you’ll notice when you get your Apple Watch is that notifications appear on the screen. It’s not always easy to swipe them away — sometimes they’re blocked by the wrist bone or your hand — so it’s good to know how to do it right. Swipe up on a notification, and it will disappear from view instantly; swipe down and hold for longer, and you’ll see more details about it before dismissing it entirely.
Use Digital Crown to zap quickly
The Digital Crown is the most important feature of the Apple Watch. It’s a tiny dial that you can use to quickly zoom in and out of maps, scroll through messages and emails, and bring up other menus.
You can also use the Digital Crown to quickly zap notifications from your Apple Watch by following these steps:
- Swipe down from the top of the watch face to open Notification Center.
- Tap on any notification you want to remove from your list of alerts.
- Press firmly on the screen until it vibrates slightly (or double-tap it), then release your finger when you see a small ‘x’ icon appear in the upper-left corner of each notification item
View your activity rings from the lock screen
The Activity app is one of the best ways to monitor your progress on your fitness goals. The Apple Watch makes it easy to keep track of these goals with a glance at the lock screen. You must set up the Activity app on your iPhone to access this information and ensure your watch and phone are connected. Once you have done this, swipe up from the bottom of your watch face to see your activity rings each day. The rings show how close you reach your goal for each day. If you meet or exceed them all, you’ll earn a badge in the Activity app on iOS and OS X. Each ring represents a different metric: Move (steps), Exercise (calories burned), Stand (time spent standing), and Sleep (number of hours slept).
Send messages using Scribble
The Scribble feature is a great way to send a quick message on the Apple Watch. You can use Scribble to send messages, draw pictures, and more.
To get started, open the Messages app on your Apple Watch and press firmly on the screen until you see “Start New Scribble.” Next, draw your message in the white box. Use one finger to draw letters or two fingers to draw numbers. You can also erase parts of your Scribble by swiping down with one finger or pressing firmly with two fingers. When you’re done drawing or writing, tap Send to send it or Cancel to cancel it.
Keep apps in the dock
In addition to the apps you download from the App Store, you can keep a few in your dock. To do this, tap and hold on an app icon until it jiggles, then drag it out of the screen and into an open space above or below your dock. The app will automatically become part of your dock when you release it. You can also remove any of these apps by dragging them back out of the dock.
Use Breathe as an alarm
The new Apple Watch has a feature called Breath. It’s an app that guides you through a short exercise to help you relax and focus. Many people use it as an alarm to help them start and end their day positively when they wake up and before bed. If you’re in the habit of using Breathe, you’ll be more likely to use it when you feel stressed or anxious. And that means you’ll have another tool in your arsenal for dealing with those emotions when they arise.