How to Use Walkie Talkies on Apple Watch

Walkie-Talkie is a new watchOS 5 feature that lets you talk to your friends and family right from your wrist. Here’s how to set it up and use it.

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Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) apple watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular) can use Walkie-Talkie, a new way to communicate with apple watch wearers. With Walkie-Talkie, you and a friend can have a conversation over the phone using just your Apple Watches. Here’s how it works.

What You Need

In order use apple watch as a walkie-talkie, you and your contact need to have apple watch with cellular connection1 and be within range of each other. If you’re not sure if apple watch has cellular, check the carrier’s website where you purchased your watch.

If you don’t have apple watch with cellular, you can still use Walkie-Talkie with an iPhone that’s nearby.

Set Up and Use Walkie-Talkie

To use Walkie-Talkie, you need watchOS 5 or later on your Apple Watch, and iOS 12 or later on your iPhone. You also need an iPhone 6s or later.

Open the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch. If you don’t see the app, swipe left to find it.

Tap Add Friends.

Choose a friend, then tap Send Invite.

Wait for your friend to accept the invite, then tap Talk start a conversation.

When you’re done, tap End in the upper-left corner of the screen.

Tips for Using Walkie-Talkie

Here are some tips to get the best experience when using Walkie-Talkie:

1. Use short, simple phrases when communicating. This will help reduce lag time and make it easier to understand each other.

2. Keep your conversations short. Since Walkie-Talkie uses your Watch’s battery, the shorter your conversations are, the better.

3. Avoid using slang or jargon. This can make it difficult for the person on the other end to understand you.

4. If you need to communicate with someone who doesn’t speak your language, use an online translator to type out what you need to say before sending it via Walkie-Talkie.


We hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how to use walkie talkies on your Apple Watch. Although this feature is not available on all models, it can be a great way to stay connected with friends and family, especially in areas with poor cell phone reception. Thanks for reading!

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