New to Apple Watch? 5 essential tips and tricks to get started
I have been using the Apple Watch Series 4 ever since it came out last month. This is my first exposure to the Apple Watch and frankly, I am still getting used to the device. A lot of features offered by Apple Watch are exemplary, but I am sure there are more hidden features you don’t know about. I have tried to find out some useful tips and tricks that will probably help you getting more from your Apple Watch.
If you are using the Apple Watch (Series 1, 2, 3 and 4) running on watchOS 5, these five tips and tricks will make the experience better. Read on.
Apple Watch tips and tricks: Activate Siri
Like your iPhone, Apple Watch too supports Siri, the voice-assistant that can perform a variety of simple tasks, like playing music, answering all your queries, weather updates, etc. Once you get used to the voice-assistant, Siri feels more natural and responsive on Apple Watch. With watchOS 5, users get the ability to speak to Siri on your Apple Watch without having to press the Digital Crown. Simply bring the Apple Watch close and start talking. The best part is that you don’t even have to say “Hey Siri” to invoke the virtual assistant. To active it, simply go to Settings>General > Siri > Raise to Speak.
Apple Watch tips and tricks: Turn on Power Reserve mode
Apple Watch can last a full day on a single charge. However, there are times, when the watch won’t last the entire day. In such situations, the Power Reserve mode come in rescue that is aptly designed to save the battery life.
Here’s how you can enable Power Reserve mode on your Apple Watch
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to activate Control Center >Tap on the Battery Percentage reading >Tap the Power Reserve button> Tap Proceed.
Apple Watch tips and tricks: Mute notifications
You don’t necessarily want to be alerted to or bothered by phone calls, texts messages and other notifications during an important office meeting. Thankfully, you can disable all notifications on the Apple Watch. To do so, wake up up your watch>Swipe up to view with control center>Tap the mute button (it’s the one with the bell icon).
Apple Watch tips and tricks: Set a running pace alert
Getting up early in the morning and going for a run is a great way to start your day. And if you own the Apple Watch, you will be happy to know that the smartwatch now supports pace alerts, which let you set a specific pace for your run.
Pace alerts can be enabled in the Workout app by tapping the “…” button in the top right corner of the Outdoor Run workout type. At the bottom of that screen you’ll see a “Set Pace Alert” button. Scroll down to it, and tap it. Now you will see a few more options. At the top of the screen, you will see a button that says Set Pace. Tap it, and use the Digital Crown to select your target pace.
Apple Watch tips and tricks: Deleting apps
Just like your iPhone, the Apple Watch lets you open your favorite app. However, unlike the iPhone, space and storage is limited on the Apple Watch. The good news is that you can uninstall some apps that are not needed any more. Here’s how to remove apps using the watch
Press the Digital Crown to go to the Watch’s home screen> Tap and hold any any app icon> Tap the small X that appears on any third-party app icon (in case of the Emirates app) to remove the app from your Watch >Tap Delete App to confirm.