So, if you just got an apple watch or maybe you have one for a while, here is the list of the 7 tips every apple watch owner should know: –
GET TO CONTROL CENTER AND NOTIFICATION QUICKLY
Getting into your notification or control center is as easy as you swipe down or swipe up but it’s not that easy inside the other application. Swiping up and swiping down does nothing at all but if you press from the top and hold briefly and then continue to swipe down, the notification shade will appear and the same applies to the control center and swiping up from the bottom.
LOCATE A MISSING IPHONE
Speaking of the control centermost of you probably know that if you press the “Find my iPhone app”, you will have your iPhone playing a sound from which, you can easily find it. Sometimes in a darker room, you might be able to hear your phone but still can’t quite see it, however, if you long press on “Find my iPhone icon”, it will turn on your flashlight and it will help you find your iPhone faster.
USE APPLE WATCH AS A TV REMOTE
Losing your iPhone is pretty common but losing your TV remote especially that slippery little Apple TV remote is a much more common occurrence, so you could use your phone of course but if your phone is switched off, someone else is using it or you don’t feel like reaching to it then you can also just use your apple watch as your tv remote. Simply go into your apps, find the remote app, select your apple tv and you can swipe and tap around in your apple TVOS using your apple watch easily and quickly.
CHANGE YOUR APP LAYOUT
The honeycomb app layout, well it might look visually pleasing to some or it might be fun to zoom in or out of all of your apps but using this layout to find specific applications can be a bit of a nightmare. My suggestion is to force touch while viewing your apps and change from the grid view to the list view. Now all of your apps are organized alphabetically and you can easily find what you are looking for by rotating the digital crown or swiping through your apps.
UNLOCK YOUR MAC WITH APPLE WATCH
This next tip is a game changer especially if you use your Mac at home or work and you hate typing your long password all the time to log in to your computer. If you go into settings and then security and privacy, you will see an option that says unlock your mac with apple watch, you will be prompted to type your passcode for your apple watch if you have not already, but once everything is set up every time you go to log in to your mac it will recognize your apple watch and automatically turn on your computer for you.
SCRIBBLE PREDICTIVE TEXT
The scribble feature message on your apple watch can be a cool and useful feature but sometimes typing out long words can be a bit annoying but fortunately, there is a better way, type out a few letters of a long word and then use your digital crown to bring up some productive text options.
TURN OFF AUDIO CONTROLS
One of the most annoying things about the apple watch is the auto-launch of audio apps. Whenever you have your music going on and you look at the watch, you are going to see the music controls first then the main screen at the back. It is pretty annoying sometimes if you want to turn it off, simply head into settings, general and click on wake screen and turn off auto-launch audio apps.
So, these are the tips not everyone is aware of.