Welcome to part 3 of Apple Watch tips and tricks, with the growing popularity of one of the best smart watch’s we decided to write a top tips and tricks section.

Mute alerts with your palm

If you have the sound enabled on the Watch, and it goes off in a place, you’d rather it not, you can cover the display with your hand for three seconds or more to instantly mute any new sounds. To turn this on, you’ll need to visit the Apple Watch app on your iPhone

  • then go to My Watch
  • Sounds & Haptics
  • Cover to Mute.

Hide watch apps

To hide apps from showing up on your Apple Watch, go into the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and make sure you’re in the My Watch section. Scroll down to the section called Installed on Apple Watch. Tap the apps you’d like to delete by toggling to the off position. These apps will remain installed on your iPhone unless you delete them from that device, as well.

Take a screenshot

You can take a screenshot on your Apple Watch by quickly and simultaneously pressing both the side button and Digital Crown, to enable this open the watch app on your iPhone go to general and scroll down to Enable Screenshots and toggle on. If you are in workout mode pressing these buttons will pause/unpause your workouts.

Stop directions with Force Touch

If you want your Watch to stop navigating? Use a Force Touch gesture at any point on the Maps app to cease directions.

Check your ECG

On the fourth-generation Apple Watch, you can check your ECG. To do so, tap on the ECG app on your watch, then hold your finger on the digital crown for 30 seconds while electrical signals are measured.

Enjoy Podcasts on your watch

If you like listening to podcast on your Apple Watch there are a few options including Apple’s own podcast app, personally I prefer Overcast but check out some others here.

How to enable Walkie Talkie

Some users seem to be having difficulty enabling Walkie-Talkie after Apple Disabled it so we have a dedicated guide to fix the most common issues here.

About Steve

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Apple Watch tips part 1

Apple Watch tips part 2