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Best Apple Watch Tricks 2016

You really know how to use the Apple Watch? If you are not familiar with it, then the below are some of the best tricks you may not know yet on the Apple Watch, hope useful to you.

How to set any photo as watch face on an Apple Watch

Step#1 First of all you need to open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap on the ‘My Watch‘ button.

Step#2 From ‘My Watch‘ page go to Photos and then tap on ‘Synced Album‘. Now from this page select the album you want to sync to your Apple Watch. We recommend creating a separate album and storing your watch face photos there.

Step#3 After you have selected the album, open the Photos app on your Apple Watch and zoom in on your favorite picture.

Step#4 Once the image is zoomed force tap on it, you will now see a button for ‘Create Watch Face‘, tap on it.

That’s it. Now your selected image will become your device’s new watch face.

How to Set up Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Add your card:

Step#1 Open the Watch app on your iPhone, go to the My Watch tab. If you have multiple watches, choose one.

Step#2 Tap Wallet & Apple Pay.

Step#3 Follow the steps to add a card. If a card’s already on your iPhone, tap Add next to the card. To add a new card, tap Add Credit or Debit Card. If you’re asked to add the card that you use with iTunes, just enter its security code.

Step#4 Tap Next. Your bank will verify your information and decide if you can add your card to Apple Pay. If your bank needs more information to verify your card, they’ll ask you for it. When you have the information, go back to Wallet & Apple Pay and tap your card.

Step#5 After your bank verifies your card, tap Next. Then start using Apple Pay.

After you add your cards to each of your devices, you can start using Apple Pay. Make sure that you sign in to iCloud on Apple Watch, you need to set up a passcode and make sure that Wrist Detect is on.

How to unlock Mac with iPhone or Apple Watch

Step#1 Download and install MacID on each of your Macs.

Step#2 Once you have it installed and have opened it, launch MacID on your iPhone or iPad and follow the instructions (you’ll have to enter the passwords to all your Macs for the initial setup — you only have to do this once, unless of course you change your Mac’s password, then you’ll need re-enter it).

Step#3 To unlock your Mac with an iPhone or Apple Watch, simply wake up your Mac and your Apple Watch or iPhone should instantly ask you to issue the unlock.

Step#4 To lock your Mac remotely, just launch the MacID app from your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch and choose the Mac and option you’d like. You can even wake it up and unlock it remotely (as long as it isn’t fully asleep, or closed if you’re using a Mac laptop).

How to set up your Friends list on Apple Watch

You can add contacts to your Friends list from Apple Watch.

Step#1 Press the Side button on Apple Watch.
Step#2 Rotate the Digital Crown clockwise until you select an empty contact spot.
Step#3 Tap the Plus (+) icon.
Step#4 Tap a Contact to add it.
Step#5 Repeat steps three and four until you have set all of your Friends.

You can also add contacts to your Friends list by using the Watch app on the iPhone.

Step#1 On your iPhone, open the Watch app.
Step#2 Scroll down and tap Friends.
Step#3 Tap the plus (+) icon.

Selecting Friends for Apple Watch on iPhone

Step#1 Tap a contact to add it.
Step#2 Repeat steps three and four until you have set all of your Friends.

Adding contacts to Friends on Apple Watch

New contacts will automatically be added to your Friend list on Apple Watch.

How to clear all notifications on Apple Watch

When you raise your arm to view your watch’s face, you’ll see a tiny red dot if you have new notifications. (It’s on by default, but you can get rid of it in the Apple Watch app for iPhone, by going to My Watch > Notifications, and turning off Notifications Indicator.)

You get to your notifications screen by swiping down from the watch face. Once there, you can clear notifications one at a time by swiping it to the left and tapping the X, or just force-touch the screen for a larger X button that can clear all the notifications in one tap

How to install A keypad on your Apple Watch

If you wish to add a keypad to your Apple Watch grab it now from the App Store. Install it on the paired iPhone first and then upload it to your wrist. The app will self-install on watchOS if you have the automatic app download feature enabled.

Else, open the Apple Watch app on your iOS device and browse to My Watch. Scroll for Watch Keypad within the third-part apps list and send it to your wrist-worn device. You can also enable its glance!

How to reply to Emails on Apple Watch

Step#1 Press firmly on your Watch’s display. Force Touch will display an additional options menu.

Step#2 Select Reply and scan the list of suggested answers. Some predefined texts are: “Let me get back to you”; “Can I call you later?”; “Could you give me a call?” “Let’s get together later”; “Got it, thanks.”; “I’ll take a look in a bit.”; “Let me have a look…”; “Working on this now”; “Thanks for the update”; “Thank you.”; “Thanks!”; “No problem!”, “Sounds good.”

Step#3 If the suggested ones suit you, tap on the one that you wish to use as a reply and select Send.

Step#4 Else, press on the microphone icon available in the bottom-right corner of the screen and dictate your reply. Press Done when you finish dictating and Send to dispatch the mail.

Step#5 If you consider that an emoji will do the trick, tap the Smiley face icon and turn the Digital Crown until you find a proper face expression. Select it and tap Send.

How to dial FaceTime audio calls from Apple Watch

1. Via Friends

Starting a voice over IP call from the Apple Watch is easy and doable within three steps:

Step#1 Press the Side button to open the Friends carousel.

Step#2 Turn the Digital Crown to select the desired contact. Do mind, that watchOS 2 provides the option of creating multiple Friend’s pages, so you can also slide to the next screens to reach the desired contact.

Step#3 Tap on on the friend’s photo or initials after you select it with the Digital Crown.

Step#4 Press the Call button available in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

Step#5 Select FaceTime Audio and wait until the call connects.

2. via siri

Flick your wrist -> Speak out “Hey Siri, FaceTime call my wife [contact]!” and the conversation will be instantly initiated!
Fact: You can teach Siri relationships with the help of the paired iPhone and your Apple Watch will be aware of them!

3. From Messages
When reading a conversation thread you can Force Touch the Watch’s screen and select Details from the three available options. Next, tap on the Call button available in the bottom-left corner of the screen, select FaceTime Audio and be ready to speak.

How to stream TV on your Apple Watch

Step#1 Grab the paired iPhone and position it in front of your TV, with main Camera facing the TV set. Or, ask a person in the room to pinpoint your iOS device towards the screen displaying your favorite telecast.

Step#2 Flick your wrist and press the Digital Crown until you reach the app bundle.

Step#3 Tap on the watchOS Camera app. This will automatically wake the iPhone’s Camera and stream the media content on your Watch’s display, using the remote viewfinder feature. This way, you can see on your wrist gadget, what the paired iPhone sees via its Camera lens.

How to send your location with A messages on Apple Watch

Step#1 Open Messages and select a conversation with the contact that you wish to share your location with (as explained above).

Step#2 While on the thread view, press firmly on your Watch’s screen. Force Touch brings up a hidden options menu.

Step#3 Tap “Send Location”. Your wearable will contact your iPhone and extract your location using the smartphone’s GPS. Once they become available, a message is automatically sent to the receiver.

How to force restart the Apple Watch

1. Normal Restart – Press and hold the side button until the Power sliders appear. Now, drag Power Off to the right and the smartwatch will shutdown. Wait a few seconds and turn the gadget back On, by pressing the side button again, until the Apple logo is displayed.

2. Force Restart – If the software glitch is serious, your wearable might not react to the side button press and you won’t be able to turn it off. A force restart is your only option in this case. Press and hold the Digital Crown and the side button in the same time until Apple’s logo appears. This might take at least 10 seconds, so be careful and don’t release the hold to soon! If you do, you might end-up with a print screen.

How to Get Screenshots on the Apple Watch

Print screens on Apple Watch are performed by a simultaneous press of the Digital Crown and Side button!
If the technique applied on your iOS device is respected, you’ll probably be able to print screen, by simultaneously pressing the digital crown and the flat button, available on the right side of the Apple Watch’s case.
The Digital Crown is the equivalent of your iPhone’s home button.

It’s the knob with the most functions, while the flat button resembles the Sleep/Wake button.