Apple Watch Tips And Tricks

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  1. sparkyscott21

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    Wondering how multitasking will work on the Apple Watch? Just tap twice. Here’s how it works.



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    A double-tap brings you to your most recently used apps. Photo: colinstalter/reddit

    The Apple Watch supports a couple of cool double-tap actions. One of them is for the side button: Just double-tap the side button in front of an NFC terminal to pay with Apple Pay. But a reddit user has just spotted an even better one, as shown in the (sorry!) blurry GIF above.

    reddit user colinstalter noticed this handy little shortcut:

    Double-tapping the Digital Crown switches you between your two most recently opened apps!

    It’s awesome. I just messed with it at an Apple Store. It makes it really easy to jump between actions if you are multitasking. It’s also a super quick way back to the watch face if you’ve just been in one app.

    That’s a killer little tip right there. If you were worried it’s going to be difficult to multitask on the Apple Watch, you needn’t have been. Apple always thinks of everything.



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    The Apple Watch user interface may grow to be second-nature in time, but almost everyone who has tried onemyself included – has found themselves somewhat bemused at first. Do you swipe the screen? Tap it or Force Touch it? Do you scroll with vertical swipes or using the digital crown? Do you single-press, double-press or press-and-hold the crown? And when do you use the contacts button (nope, it’s not just for contacts)?

    Here is a really handy visual guide showing exactly how you move between the different views …

    For example, you can see there are four main things you can do directly from the watch face: swipe down for notifications, swipe up for Glances, single-press the digital crown to display apps or Force Touch to customize the watch face.

    In addition, there are three apps that are always available using the same input: single-press the contacts button to display your favorite contacts, double-press it to open Apple Pay and press-and-hold the digital crown to open Siri.

    Apple has also provided a few Quick Tours showing detailed interactions with specific apps, although several are still listed as ‘coming soon’ ahead of the watch’s official ship date next Friday.

    Click here to open the full-size version of the visual guide in a new window.




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    Watch: Guided video walk-through of the Apple Watch’s most useful features


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    With the Apple Watch launch just about a week away, consumers will undoubtedly become increasingly curious about some of the device’s more unique features and what the typical user experience flow will look like. To help out in that regard, Appleearlier this month posted a few videos as part of a new “Apple Watch Guided Tours” section on its website.

    Strangely, the initial rollout of guided tour videos only covered a few basic functions, such as messaging and digital touch functionality. Late on Wednesday, however, Apple updated its guided tour section with four new videos. The newly added videos cover the user experience as it pertains to making and receiving phone calls, activating Siri, listening to music, and getting around with the built-in Maps app.


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    I have no idea if this will help anyone or not ...
    I found that the haptics were very low even on the highest setting . This was really bugging me so today I finally set my watch back as new and now have the impression I can feel them better . I'm not sure if it's my imagination or if I'm getting used to it :confused:
    I'd love to have any advice on notification settings .
    One thing is sure , at least for me , is that "Custom" settings work better than "Mirror" iPhone ..
     
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    How to add Apple's logo to your Apple Watch clock face




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    With Apple Watch, users can select from a wide array of clock face color, style and complication customizations, but there's one option not available out of the box: Apple's own logo.

    Unlike traditional watch brands, which use space on the watch face to prominently feature their logo, Apple declined to make its branding available to users. That Apple doesn't offer up its logo is no surprise, as the company hardly ever puts the iconic emblem in the face of a device owner, opting instead to emblazon the mark on the back of products in plain view of passersby.

    The MacBook's "upside down" logo placement is a good example of Apple's strategy. If the mark is installed to show right side up when the laptop is closed and facing a user, as was the wont of other computer makers just years ago, it would be upside down when open.

    As noted by AppleInsider reader Leo, adding Apple's logo to Apple Watch is hardly an arduous process, but it does require a few steps and a paired iPhone.

    On your iPhone, visit this tweet and highlight and copy the Apple glyph.

    Next, open the Apple Watch iPhone app and scroll down to Clock settings. Tapping on Monogram will bring up a text input window. Erase the preset monogram, or your personal initials if previously modified, tap the now empty text box and select Paste from the contextual pop up menu.





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    Once the Apple logo is correctly keyed in under the Monogram setting on iPhone, it should quickly sync to your Apple Watch.

    Now on Apple Watch, enter the clock face selection and modification menu by performing a Force Touchoperation in the clock app. Swipe left or right to select the Color face, then tap Customize. Alternatively, if you erased Color from your watch face presets, swipe right in the selector menu and tap the "+" plus icon to add it to the list.




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    In the Color face customization interface, swipe right to the complications selection tool and tap the center box. Rotate the Digital Crown to select Monogram, which should now bear a tiny Apple logo. Finally, Force Touch to set the clock face.





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    Great idea, here's my watch face.
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    Nice! I'll have to try this when I get my watch.
     
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    I was checking out the camera app on the Apple watch and discovered that when taking a picture with the Apple Watch acting as viewfinder, the iPhone flash will fire even if it's turned off on the iPhone. You can also get burst mode, even if that's turned off on the iPhone as well.
     
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