We have all gone through that era when our wrist watches were almost replaced by our smart phones. Remember, when it used to get seemingly weird to wear a watch and hold our smartphone in that same hand. Duh! Well, the birth of Apple watch entirely flipped the timeline. Now our smartphones are being replaced by our digital watches. They come loaded with a bunch of awesome features which can make our lives much easier.
So if “Apple watch” is your beloved gadget, then have a quick look at these handy tips and tricks to make it more fun to use.
- Manually enable the Power Reserve Mode
Saving some extra battery juice always stays an utmost priority while using any gadget.
You can manually switch to Power Reserve mode, which just displays the time. To do this, press and hold the side button, then slide the Power Reserve slider.
- Take a chance on Glance
‘Glances’ are simply the push notifications of your Apple watch. The more Glances you have on, the slower your Watch will get. Just keep ideally 3-6 apps which are the absolutely essential ones.
- Tidy Layout
Just a little effort into arranging your home screen apps can go a long way into beautifying your phone and improving productivity. You can rearrange the Apps from both the Watch and your iPhone to save yourself from shuffling unnecessarily.
- Enjoy wireless Music
The best way to enjoy music on you Apple Watch is to pair a Bluetooth headset to it. This reduces your need to use the phone too often and saves on battery life as well. To manage which device you play music from, swipe up the Settings glance and tap the AirPlay (source) button in the lower right corner. Now in the Music app, scroll down to the main list in order to choose your music source like iPhone or Apple Watch.
- Add a Watch Face
This lets you set just one photo from your synced album as a watch face. By selecting the “Customize” option, you can easily adjust the size and position of the photo. Once you’re done, just press the digital crown and admire your new, personalized watch face.
- Larger On Screen text
Apple makes this easy in its accessibility settings; to change the text on your Watch, just go to Settings > Brightness & Text Size, and adjust to your liking.
- Mute alerts with your Palm
If you have a sound enable watch, then using the Cover to Mute option can stop you from annoying your near and dear ones. To enable this feature, you’ll need to visit the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then navigate to My Watch > Sounds & Haptics and toggle “Cover to Mute” option.
- Clear all notifications with force touch
Though you can swipe left to delete an individual notification from the Notifications screen. But you can also get rid of all your notification alerts in one go. To do this first, swipe down from the display to access Notifications, then Force Touch the display to bring up the “Clear All” option.
- Capture Screenshots
Want to memorialize that Digital Touch drawing or significant activity? Here’s when the screenshots come into pictures. Yes, you take screen shots with your Apple watch too! Just quickly and simultaneously press both the side button and Digital Crown and it’s done.
So these were some of the best handy tips for your apple watch. If we missed out your favorite one, then feel free to share it in the comments section below. We’d love to add that to our list!