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How To Use Apple Watch Effectively: Tips and Hidden Features

Posted on May 17 2019

The Apple Watch has now been around here for a while that is full of hidden features and unknown potential.

Whether you are looking for a wrist wearable to keep track of your fitness, control your cell phone, or added functionality, Apple Watch has simply got you covered. However, did you know that this watch also works beyond its basic abilities?

It comes with an array of ‘hidden’ built-in smart features that simplify your life in a hassle-free manner. No! It’s not finding your iPhone from Apple Watch.

 

Whether you are looking for a wrist wearable to keep track of your fitness, control your cell phone, or added functionality, Apple Watch has simply got you covered. However, did you know that this watch also works beyond its basic abilities?

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It comes with an array of ‘hidden’ built-in smart features that simplify your life in a hassle-free manner. No! It’s not finding your iPhone from Apple Watch.

Are you wondering about “what can I do with my Apple Watch”?

Here are the tips and secrets that will help you to get more out of your Apple watch.

Clear All the Notifications At Once

apple watch woman pressing on screen

How is your Apple Watch's battery performing? Why Apple Watch running out of battery so fast?

When it comes to Apple Watch, the more notifications you allow, the quicker its battery drains.  However, Apple Watch offers you a hidden feature that allows you to clear notifications at once in just a second.

There are two options for you to clear the notifications. One, clear them manually one by one or another clear them all at once. To clear all notifications from Apple Watch at once, access the Notification Centre, use force touch feature and tap “Clear All.” This will clear all notifications from both your Apple Watch and iPhone.

 

Clear notifications

 

Therefore, with this approach, you will free a considerable amount of space on your device, and neither your new messages will be buried with the old ones. Also, the battery can run for a long time as it will not get used by open notifications anymore.

Use Energy Efficient Colors on Your Watch

Apple Watch has a flexible OLED display panel and comes with certain colors that work with the display better than the others. However, as the various watch faces change the color of the display, you can permanently switch up to green and yellow, as they are the most efficient colors of the watch.

On the flip side, some of the most battery consuming colors are – blue, purple, and white.

apple watch on charger with blue band

Can you share location from Apple Watch? YES!

This is one of the most incredible and hidden features of Apple Watch.

Whenever you are texting someone, press and hold the screen and it will open a “Send location” button for you. Now, all you need is to click the icon and send it to another person instantly.

Change the Default Replies or Text

Did you know that now you can personalize the built-in text message in the Apple watch all by yourself?

Go to the Apple Watch App on your iPhone and then select the messages icon. Click on the “default replies” option, and here you will get a view of all the replies that you have on your iPhone. Now, you can swap the unwanted text with something new.

Thus, Apple Watch allows you to customize the default text message according to your needs.

How to Use Apple Watch to Find Misplaced iPhone?

Do you know that you can use your Apple Watch to track your misplaced iPhone, yes!

Simply swipe up on your Apple Watch display, go to control panel screen. Now, tap on the iPhone icon this will make your iPhone a ping, and it will emit a high pitched sound by which you can locate where it is. But, these features work only within the Bluetooth range of your iPhone.

Fitness Tracker Apple Watch

The Apple Watch tracks your physical activities and lets you know about your burned calories every day. You can also set your daily goal in this Apple Watch, and it will revert you whether you achieved your goal or not.

Witha custom heart rate sensor on the back of the watch, you can also measure your heart rate at any time, any day.

Click Photos from Apple Watch

Are you wondering about how to take photos from Apple Watch?

There is a preinstall Camera app in Apple Watch which enables you to use the Apple Watch as a remote trigger for your iPhone’s camera.

When you open the camera app in your Apple Watch, it will automatically open the Camera on the paired iPhone. Now, you can click a nice shot while checking on your Apple Watch.

Switch Between Apps with Crown

A screen as simple as that of an Apple Watch can make the navigation between the apps a cumbersome procedure.

Switch between apps

Switch between apps 

However, the hidden feature is that you have to double press the crown button, and you will be taken from your current screen to the last one. You can double press it again, and you will return to the home screen in one go. Isn’t it great?

The Bottom Line

Apple Watch has incredible features, but the usage of these hidden ones will make it even more powerful.