Top 10 Apple watch tips

Find your iPhone and Make it Flash

Ping and Find your iPhone You can use your Apple Watch to locate your misplaced iPhone. To use this feature, activate the settings screen on your Apple Watch and tap the iPhone icon that’s located around the bottom of the display. This sends a wireless signal to your phone causing it to ‘Ping’ loudly. Tap and hold the same button activates the phone’s flashing LED giving you visual help to locate it – an Apple Watch tip  especially helpful in a dark environment.

Keep the Watch safe using Water Lock

Water Lock locks the screen to prevent it from being activated or flooded by water. Especially handy (and engaged automatically) when you start a swimming activity in the Workout app. But it’s a good idea to use it in the rain or shower, too. However, you’ll have to do this manually. Swipe up from the bottom of the watch face to enter the Control Centre, which includes a number of frequently used controls. Choose the water droplet icon. Turn off Water Lock by rotating the Digital Crown dial. The Water Lock will be disabled. You’ll hear a sort of beeping noise when the speaker vibrates to purge any remaining water.

Use Siri to translate something

Siri can translate in ten languages straight from your Watch. Raise your wrist and say, “How do you say “How are you in Spanish?”

Handwash Detection

Given the current scenario, it is important that one washes their hands frequently. Your Apple Watch can help you in this regard as it can remind you periodically to wash your hands as well as when you come back home. The Handwash detection feature will require you to wash your hands for 20 seconds. If you stop washing your hands before that, your watch will give you a haptic feedback to encourage you to continue washing your hands. It is not easy to fool the feature as well since Apple uses the microphone to listen to the sound of running water along with another advanced algorithm to determine if you are washing your hands or not.

How to use the Apple Watch if you’re left-handed

You may alter the Apple Watch’s orientation by choosing whether you want to wear it on your left or right wrist. Tap the Apple Watch icon on your iPhone Go to the My Watch menu, then to General, then to Watch Orientation. Alter your direction from left to right or vice versa. You may also choose which side of the Digital Crown you want to use.

Check the Time Without Raising Your Wrist

I know what you’re thinking, the Apple Watch Series 5 has an always on display so we can easily check the time without raising our wrist. True, but not every one has a Series 5 Apple Watch, and if you’re one of the people rocking their Series 3 or 4, you don’t have to necessarily raise your wrist to check the time. Plus, a lot of people prefer disabling the always on display to extend the Series 5’s battery life. When your watch screen (or AOD) is turned off, slightly rotate the digital crown to light the screen up at a low brightness and check the time. You can keep rotating the crown to increase the brightness if you want. By the way, this is also handy if you have turned on theater mode on your watch but you need to check the time without blasting the entire theater with your watch’s screen brightness.

Clearing Notifications

Clearing Notifications When Your watch gets flooded with notifications, here are three Apple watch tips to get rid of them: A. Swipe each notification to the left and click ‘clear’ to remove one notification at a timeB. Clearing out all of your notifications at once by pressing the Digital Crown, removing all of them from your iPhone and Apple Watch simultaneouslyC. Tapping the Digital Crown to clear the watch screen without removing them from your iPhone

Speak Time

This feature is useful if you need to know the exact time but your analog watch-face means you’re gonna have to really look at it. Fortunately, you don’t need to switch to a digital watch-face if you don’t want to. Simply tap and hold the screen of your Apple Watch with two fingers, and the watch will speak out the current time.

Access Control Center and Notifications From Anywhere

In previous versions of watchOS, you could only access Notifications or Control Center from the watch face. Now, you can do it from anywhere, just in a different way. When you’re in an app, tap and hold a bit on the bottom or the top edge till you see a panel show up. Then drag it up or down to reveal Control Center or Notification Center respectively.

Unlock Mac with Apple Watch

This is a feature I just love having because I no longer need to type in my password on my laptop. I can just pop-open the lid and my MacBook Pro unlocks thanks to my Apple Watch. You can turn this feature on by heading to System Preferences -> Security and Privacy and checking the option that says “Use your Apple Watch to unlock apps and your Mac”.