The Apple Watch is one of the must-have gadgets in the world, and it has a lot of essential features. But today I want to talk about one feature that is neither very popular and nor essential but overall it is great fun. That feature is Walkie Talkie, which is similar to the toys we had during childhood, and also like the ones used at airports and by military today. It is a bit tricky to initiate and set up this feature and that is what this guide is all about.
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What Is The Benefit Of Using Walkie-talkie Anyway?
Before you go through the trouble of setting up the Walkie Talkie on Apple Watch, let me tell what this does, and why it is useful. This Walkie Talkie feature does not use radio frequency as in the case of real devices but instead uses the internet to connect to another Apple Watch user. This is beneficial as the normal walkie talkie has a short range of communication only. In contrast, Apple Watch’s walkie talkie can connect any two users across the world as long as they are connected to the internet.
It is the best feature to have a quick word with someone that does not have to be a phone call and cannot be a text message as you need an immediate response, probably in yes or no.
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How to Use Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch?
Now that you want to try out and have some fun with the walkie talkie feature on Apple Watch, follow these steps to initiate a conversation:
Step 1. Tap on the Walkie Talkie icon to initiate the application on your Apple Watch.
Step 2. Next tap on the toggle switch next to Walkie Talkie to turn it on.
Step 3. Now, press Add Friends once to invite any of your contacts. Once your friend accepts the invitation, you can start sending and receiving voice messages.
Note: Invitation to a particular contact is sent only once. Once the contact accepts the request, then it will be added in the walkie talkie app, and you will have to press and hold on the name to send a voice message.
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How To Accept Invites Via The Walkie-talkie On Apple Watch?
If you have received a request from someone to connect via the Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch, then the first thing you must do before you can send or receive any voice messages is to accept the invitation. You will have to open the Walkie Talkie app, where you will see the contact details with two options whether to accept or decline. Tap on the Accept button to establish a voice note conversation with your friend.
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How To Enable/ Disable Walkie-talkie On Apple Watch?
If the walkie talkie on Apple Watch is getting too bothersome, or you have an important meeting to attend and would not want your Apple Watch to start blurting out voices all of a sudden, then it is strongly recommended to disable it. To deactivate this feature, follow these quick steps:
Step 1. Open the Control Center on your Apple Watch.
Step 2. Tap on the Walkie Talkie icon once.
Step 3. When the icons turn grey, it means that the feature is off. A yellow icon indicates that it is turned on.
What If The Walkie Talkie On Apple Watch Is Not Working?
The Walkie Talkie on Apple Watch is a simple feature and generally has no major reported issue. If you send an invite to your friend, and it does not turn up on his watch, you can probably wait for some time, and it will arrive soon. Other than that, if there is any other issue with the Walkie Talkie on Apple Watch not working, then you can restart the watch which will fix all problems.
Your Thoughts On How To Use Walkie-talkie On Apple Watch?
There are many useful features available on Apple Watch, which most of us are using. However, using the walkie talkie feature can prove both entertaining and valuable for a quick one-liner. Try enabling the walkie talkie and use it for a few days and have some fun.
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