How Does Walkie Talkie Work on Apple Watch?

If you’ve ever wondered how the walkie-talkie feature on apple watch works, you’re not alone. In this blog post, we’ll explain everything you need to know about how walkie-talkies work on apple watch from how to set them up to how to use them.

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Walkie-Talkie is a new feature in watchOS 5 that lets you easily stay in touch with friends and family members who also happen to own apple watch Here’s how it works.

With Walkie-Talkie, you can quickly get in touch with somebody by sending them a voice message – kind of like a very short radio broadcast. The recipient doesn’t even need to be wearing apple watch as long as they have the Walkie-Talkie app open on their iPhone (which must be running iOS 12).

You can add anybody who owns apple watch to your Walkie-Talkie “contacts” list – even if they’re not in your regular Contacts app. Once somebody is on your list, you can just tap their name start talking. The audio quality is generally quite good, although there can be a slight delay depending on the strength of the connection.

Walkie-Talkie is a great way to stay in touch with people without having to type out messages or make phone calls – and it’s particularly handy for keeping in touch with people who are hard of hearing or have speech impairments.

How Does Walkie Talkie Work?

Walkie Talkies have come a long way since they were first invented and the technology has only gotten better. The Apple Watch is a great example of how far Walkie Talkies have come. With the Walkie Talkie app, you can communicate with anyone else who has an Apple Watch, as long as you are within range of each other.

Connecting to a Friend

To use Walkie-Talkie, you and your friend need to have an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 12 installed, or an Apple Watch Series 1 or later with watchOS 5 installed.

Launch the Walkie-Talkie app from your Apple Watch homescreen.

Tap the button at the bottom of your screen to add friends.

Tap a friend, then tap the Send Invite button.

Your friend will get a notification on their iPhone or Apple Watch asking them to confirm that they want to be friends with you in Walkie-Talkie. Once they confirm, you’ll see that they’re available in the app.

To start a conversation, just tap your friend’s name.

Sending a Message

To send a message on your Apple Watch, just tap the “Walkie-Talkie” app, then choose a contact. When your contact appears on the screen, tap the yellow “Talk” button to begin recording your message. Your contact will see and hear your message when they tap the “Talk” button on their own Apple Watch.

Receiving a Message

When you open the Walkie-Talkie app, you’ll see a list of your friends who also have the app installed and are available to talk. To start a conversation, simply tap on your friend’s name. You can also add people to your favorites list for quick access.

Once you’ve selected a friend, you’ll be taken to a new screen where you can see their avatar at the top, and a large green button in the center that says “Hold to Talk.” To start talking, just press and hold the green button. Your friend will see “connecting” on their screen until they hear your voice, then they can start talking too!

You can release the button at any time to listen, and press it again when you want to talk. When you’re finished talking, just swipe right on the main conversation screen to leave the conversation.

Tips for Using Walkie Talkie

Walkie Talkie is a new feature on the Apple Watch that allows you to communicate with your friends and family members who also have an Apple Watch. This can be a great way to stay in touch with loved ones while you’re on the go. Here are some tips for using Walkie Talkie.

Finding the Right Channel

Assuming you’re in an area with good cell phone coverage, one of the first things you’ll want to do is find a clear channel. If you’re having trouble hearing the person you’re talking to, or if they’re having trouble hearing you, it might be because you’re on a busy channel.

To find a clear channel:
1. Turn on your walkie talkie and press and hold the push-to-talk (PTT) button.
2. While still holding down the PTT button, rotate the Selector Knob until you hear a clear channel.
3. When you find a clear channel, release the PTT button.
4. You should now be able to communicate with the person on the other end without any issues.

Adjusting the Volume

There are two ways to adjust the volume on your Apple Watch: through settings app or through the Control Center.

To adjust the volume through the Settings app, open the app and tap “Sounds & Haptics.” Use the “Ring Volume” slider to adjust the overall volume of your watch. You can also use the “Haptic Strength” slider to adjust how strong you want the haptic feedback to be when you receive a notification or message.

To adjust the volume through the Control Center, swipe up from the bottom of your watch face. The volume slider is in the top-right corner.

Ending a Conversation

When you’re finished using your walkie-talkie, press and hold the Talk button to end the conversation. You can also swipe right on a conversation in your history to delete it.


It’s safe to say that the Walkie Talkie feature on the Apple Watch is a total game changer. Not only does it work well, but it’s also a lot of fun to use. If you’re looking for a way to stay connected with friends and family, this is definitely the way to do it.

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