Apple Watch Tips and Tricks
There are a host of tips and tricks to bend the Apple Watch to your will, and with watchoS 3, it gets even more versatile.
WatchOS is one of the most complex wearable operating systems going, and while it makes for a steep learning curve, it also means there's an incredible amount of opportunity for customisation. In short, it's the most personal smartwatch to date.
Eject water from series 2
Unlike the original Apple Watch, the second generation is waterproof and includes an eject mode to get rid of water lurking inside after you've gone swimming for instance. If you want to manually use this feature, swipe up from the main home screen to view the Apple Watch Control Center. Look for the water droplet icon and press. You'll now be prompted to twist the digital crown to eject the water.
Discreetly view the time
Another one for Series 2 owners, if you want to check in on the time without raising your wrist, you can slowly twist the digital crown upwards and it'll brighten up the screen gradually to let you peek in instead of fully illuminating the watch screen.
Take a screenshot
Both the Apple Watch and the Series 2 can take screenshots when you hold down the digital crown and the action button below it at the same time. Images are then saved to your camera roll on your iPhone. If you've upgraded to watchOS 3 though, this is not set as default. To enable screenshots, head to the Watch companion app and then go to General. There you'll be able to toggle Enable Screenshots on or off.
Organise the app dock
Now that Apple has ditched Glances in watchOS 3, you can view all currently open apps by pressing the action button. You can customise how these open apps are displayed. Once you've pressed the action button to open up the dock, press and hold on any of the app widgets and you'll now be able to drag it up or down the order of apps.
Turn your Watch into a bedside clock
Night Stand Mode was introduced back in watchOS 2. So when you put your watch on charge just tip it onto its side to turn your smartwatch into a nifty little clock.
Use third-party complications
Added to the mix in watchOS 2, information can now be drawn from third-party apps into watch faces. The main face for this is the ever useful Modular, but Utility and Chronograph also have options for adding data from the likes of CityMapper and AccuWeather too.
Transfer a call to your iPhone
Received a call on your Watch, but want to continue it on your actual phone? No problem. Accept the call from the smartwatch and swipe up to send it over. Seamless.
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