Welcome to our new series 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.
Customise the app dock on the Watch
You can choose up to 10 apps to place in the Dock and choose which order they appear in. To do this open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then tap through My Watch > Dock.
Tap the Edit option on the top right to move apps into the dock or move them out of the Dock.
Rename your Apple Watch
Renaming your Apple Watch is easy to do. Open the Watch app on your iPhone, make sure you’re in the My Watch tab, then tap General > About > Name and type in a new name, then tap Done.
Both the series 2 and the series 3 Apple Watch are water proof and starting a swimming activity automatically turns on the water lock but if you are not using the swimming workout you can still turn on the water lock, simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the Control Centre > Tap the little water droplet icon to turn on Water Lock.
To turn Water Lock off again, rotate the Digital Crown dial. Water Lock will be deactivated, and you’ll hear a noise which is the watch’s speaker vibrating to clear any remaining water out of the speaker cavity.
Take screenshots on an Apple Watch
Open the Watch app and press the My Watch tab, scroll down and tap General. Scroll down again and tap the slider next to Enable Screenshots so it turns green.
Quickly pause a workout
to pause a workout on watchOS 4 you swipe right and hit pause but for a faster way to pause simply press the two buttons on the watch whilst in the workout app to pause and again to un-pause (this will trigger a screenshot if you have this option toggled on).
Record more accurate workout
On watchOS 4 the workout app got a good update however there is only a limited amount of options of workouts listed, simply click other then after a few minutes you can stop the workout tap name the workout and press this and you will find a whole new list of workouts.
Make your iPhone flash when using Ping iPhone
Using the Ping iPhone is great if you keep misplacing your phone but sometimes trying to find it based on the sound can be difficult, but using the built in ability to flash the the LED flash by the camera can speed up the process. Tap and hold the ping iPhone icon on your Apple Watch to activate the cameras LED flash as well as the ping noise.
Clear all notifications from the Notification Centre Quickly
To clear all your notifications at once, simply access the Notification Centre, force touch and tap Clear All. This will clear all notifications from both your Apple Watch and iPhone.
Turn off the watch screen quickly
If you want to turn off the screen on the Apple Watch quickly simply cover it with your hand and after a few seconds the screen goes off and any notification sounds cease.