Apple watch tips

Configure Watch for the other hand

Apple Watch is meant to be used on both hands. While many people prefer watches on their left hand, you can configure the Apple Watch to be worn on the right hand. Go to Settings > General > Orientation. Here, choose the Right option for both wrist and Digital Crown.

Reconfigure the side button

There are more than one ways to use the side button on your Apple Watch. You can change the click speed of the side button as per your liking by going to Settings > Accessibility > scroll down and tap on Side Button Click Speed. The side button can also be configured to show either the recent apps or 10 of your favorite apps stored on the watch. To do so, open the Watch app on your iPhone, then tap on Dock and choose the required option.

Take a screenshot on Apple Watch

Screenshots are a handy feature on any device we use, and Apple Watch is no exception. You can enable screenshots on your Apple Watch in Settings > General > Screenshot. Here, turn on the Enable Screenshots toggle button. Now, to capture your Apple Watch screen, press the Digital Crown and Side Button at the same time. The screenshots you take will be visible in the Photos app on your iPhone.

Remove water from Apple Watch

This is one neat Apple Watch trick that you can try. After a good swimming session, you can remove the excess water from your Apple Watch. Pull up the control center from the bottom and tap on the water bubble icon. Then rotate the digital crown to eject water from the watch.

Switch Apps To List View

You can change the layout of apps on your watch. Personally, I find the List View to be more readable and easy to navigate over the grid view which seems more like a party trick. You can go to Settings > App View and change the app layout on the Apple Watch.

Wear your Apple Watch the right way

How should I wear my Apple Watch comfortably? The answer to this question is that all the sensors present at the bottom of your smartwatch should be in contact with your skin. So, the watch should be a snug fit when you wear it. If it’s not a solo loop, you may loosen it a little when you’re not doing any exercise or workout.

How to Share Apple Watch Faces

If you have a friend or family member who is particularly fond of the watch face on your wrist, you can share it with them so that they can add it to their watch with just a tap. Here's how.

  • Press and hold on the watch face
  • Tap the Share arrow
  • Choose whether you want to share by text message or email
  • Send your watch face The recipient will receive a link to the watch face that you sent. When they click that link on their iPhone or Apple Watch, they will be able to add it to their face gallery.

Raise Your Wrist to Speak to Siri

You can launch Siri on the Apple Watch by pressing and holding the digital crown. However, you can also raise your wrist close to your mouth and just start talking. You don't even need to say, "Hey Siri". Simply raise your wrist to your mouth and ask what the weather is going to be like today, and Siri will reply accordingly. If you are having trouble getting it to work, open the Settings app on your watch and then tap Siri. Check that Raise to Speak is turned on, and then try again. If you don't have a cellular Apple Watch, your iPhone needs to be in range of your iPhone and connected to the internet.

Set Multiple Timers

Did you know your Apple Watch can do something that your iPhone can't? Setting multiple timers is a very handy feature, yet for some reason, Apple has yet to include it as an option on iOS. Your Apple Watch, however, is a different story. Here is how to set up multiple timers on your wrist.

  • Open the Timer app
  • Start a timer
  • Tap the back button, and then start a new timer
  • Repeat as often as necessary You can also ask Siri to start a timer for you, and then repeat the request for the additional timers that you need.

Find Other Devices

Speaking of finding things you lost, the Find Devices app on the Apple Watch is a quick and easy way to find all your Apple Devices. Simply open the app to get started. Then, select the device you want to look for to see a map of its last location as well as the ability to play a sound to help you find it. This works for iPads, AirPods, MacBooks, and more. If you want to track something that has an AirTag attached to it, use the Find Items app. This shows a list of all your active AirTags and will help you keep track of the ones you are missing. Yes, you can do this on your iPhone, but the convenience of being able to do this on your wrist is a great way to get the most out of your Apple Watch.