Learn how to wear your Apple Watch with these tips and tricks.
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How to put on your Apple Watch
To put on your Apple Watch, first remove the band from the watch case. If you’re using a Link Bracelet, press the quick release button on a link to separate it from the band.
With the band open and turned around, fit it over your wrist, making sure that the Watch logo is visible when you put it on. Once you’ve added or removed links and adjusted the band for a snug and comfortable fit, close the clasp or buckle. If you’re using a Link Bracelet, make sure that you hear a satisfying click when you close each link.
How to adjust your Apple Watch
There are three ways to adjust your Apple Watch: with the Digital Crown, the side button, or via the Watch app on your iPhone. You can use the Crown to scroll through lists and messages, zoom in and out of photos, and more. The side button is used to turn off your Watch or activate Siri. And the Watch app on your iPhone lets you customize your settings and keep track of all your apps.
How to take off your Apple Watch
To take your Apple Watch off, press and hold the release button on the back of the watch, then slide the band across to remove it. If you’re wearing a Link Bracelet, you need to press the quick release button on a link to separate it from the band.
How to clean your Apple Watch
Whether you’re wearing your Apple Watch all day long or just for a quick workout, it’s bound to get a little dirty. Here’s how to clean your Apple Watch and keep it looking like new.
To clean your Apple Watch, start by turning it off and removing it from your wrist. If you have the Sport model, you can also remove the band. Next, use a lint-free cloth dampened with fresh water to lightly wipe the surface of your watch. You can also use distilled water if you’re cleaning your watch in an area with hard water. Avoid using soap, household cleaners, compressed air, or any other substance that might damage the case or screen.
If your watch is still dirty, you can try wiping it with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth dampened with denatured alcohol. First, Test the solution on a small area of the watch that’s not easily visible to make sure it doesn’t damage the finish. Once you’ve determined it’s safe to use, apply a small amount of alcohol to the cloth and wipe the entire surface of your watch. Be sure to avoid getting moisture in any openings on the side of the watch case.
After you’ve cleaned your Apple Watch, dry it off using a lint-free cloth before putting it back on your wrist or taking off the band.
How to charge your Apple Watch
To charge your Apple Watch, simply connect it to the included MagSafe charger or use a Qi-certified charger. You can charge your Watch anytime and anywhere – just make sure the charging face is clean and unobstructed.
How to use the Activity app on your Apple Watch
The Activity app is one of the most useful apps on your Apple Watch — it tracks your daily activity, shows your progress towards your fitness goals, and even encourages you to move if you’ve been inactive for too long. Here’s how to get the most out of the app.
How to use the Workout app on your Apple Watch
If you’re an avid runner, biker, or swimmer, you probably own a GPS running watch. But even if you don’t consider yourself an athlete, the Apple Watch has a lot to offer in terms of fitness tracking. In addition to steps taken and floors climbed, the Watch can track your heart rate and estimate the calories you’ve burned throughout the day.
The Watch also has a built-in Workout app that can be used to track specific workouts, whether you’re going for a run, a swim, or a bike ride. In this article, we’ll show you how to get started with the Workout app on your Apple Watch.
First, open the app from your home screen. You’ll see four different workout types: Outdoor Run, Outdoor Walk, Indoor Run, and Other. Choose the one that best describes your activity.
For each workout type, you can set a goal in terms of time, distance, or calories burned. You can also choose to receive haptic feedback (a vibration) when you reach your goal.
Once you’ve chosen your goal and started your workout, the app will begin tracking your progress. You can view your current status at any time by tapping the display; this will show you your current pace, heart rate, and distance (or time) covered.
Apple Watch usually does a good job of automatically detecting when you’ve started and stopped working out; however, if it doesn’t seem to be tracking correctly, you can manually pause or end your workout by tapping the display and then tapping the pause or stop button.
Once you’ve completed your workout, the app will give you a summary of your performance. This includes information such as average pace and heart rate, as well as total distance (or time) covered. You can also see how many calories you burned during the workout.
How to use the Maps app on your Apple Watch
To use your Apple Watch to get directions, open the Maps app. You can also ask Siri for directions.
You can also use the Maps app on your iPhone to plan a route and send it to your watch. Open Maps on your iPhone and enter your destination. Tap Directions, then choose Drive, Walk, Transit, or Ride. Tap Share ETA. Select your watch, then tap Send.
The next time you raise your wrist, the route is right there. Easy!
How to use the Messages app on your Apple Watch
Assuming you’ve already set up your Apple Watch and have the Messages app installed, here’s how to start using it:
1. To open the Messages app, press the Digital Crown or tap on the app icon on your watch face.
2. You’ll see a list of your recent conversations. Tap on one to continue it, or tap on the new message icon (the little pencil) to start a new conversation.
3. To reply to a message, just tap on it and then start dictating your response by saying “Hey Siri, reply…” followed by your message. You can also tap on the microphone icon to dictate your response without using Siri.
4. If you want to see more options for replying to a message (like sending an emoji), just force touch (press firmly) on the message.
How to use the Phone app on your Apple Watch
The Phone app on your Apple Watch lets you make and receive calls and send and receive text messages. You can also use the Phone app to access your iPhone’s voicemail.
To use the Phone app on your Apple Watch:
– Press the Digital Crown to go to the Home screen.
– Tap the Phone app icon.
– To make a call, tap the green phone icon, then enter the phone number or choose a recent or favorite contact. To end a call, tap the red phone icon.
– To send a text message, tap the green chat bubble icon, then enter the phone number or choose a recent or favorite contact. To end a text message conversation, tap the red X at the top of the screen.
– To access your iPhone’s voicemail, tap the Voicemail tab, then enter your passcode.