Get to know your Apple watch and learn more about some useful gestures and features. Here are some helpful tips.
Respond To A Message:
Did you just get an alert that your friend sent you a text message? To respond right away, raise your wrist to see the message, then tap the app drawer to send an emoji or moji, record a message with your voice, and more. Or tap the iMessage field to enter a text reply.
View & Clear Notifications:
If your notifications have been stacking up, you can see them all in one place in the notification center, just swipe down from the top of your watch face and turn the digital crown. Or swipe your finger on the screen to scroll through them. Once you’re all caught up, you can clear notifications from this list by selecting the notification you want to delete, swiping left across it, and tapping the X. To clear all of your notifications at once, scroll to the top and tap clear all.
Open Control Center:
The Control center gives you quick access to settings like do not disturb, the ping iPhone button, and more. To open control center, touch and hold the bottom edge of the display and then swipe up. You can close the control center by swiping down from the top of the display or pressing the digital crown.
Use Apple Pay:
If you’ve set up Apple Pay on your iPhone, you can make purchases at participating locations by double-clicking the side button and bringing your watch display near the contactless reader. You’ll feel a gentle tap and hear a chime when the transaction is complete.
Change Watch Face:
Want a fresh look for your Apple watch? Swipe left or right from one edge of the screen to swap in a different watch face saved in your collection, or touch and hold the watch face and swipe left all the way to the end if you want to create something new.
Want to use Siri instead of tapping and swiping the screen? Press and hold the digital crown, then say something like, “Set a timer for five minutes.”
Return To Watch Face:
To return to your watch face when you’re done using an app, press the digital crown.
Return To Last-Used App:
To quickly return to the last app you are using, just double-click the digital crown.
Open The Dock:
To see all your recently used apps in the dock, press the side button on your Apple watch from any screen.
Call for help, turn off Apple Watch, and turn on Apple Watch:
If you need to make an emergency call, press and hold the side button and drag the Emergency SOS slider to the right, which lets you quickly call for help and sends a message with your location to your emergency contacts. From here, you can also turn off your Apple watch by dragging the POWER OFF slider to the right. To turn it back on again, just press and hold the side button.