EBOOK EXTRAS: v1.3 Downloads, Updates, Feedback APPLE WATCH A TAKE CONTROL CRASH COURSE by JEFF CARLSON $10 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Table of Contents Read Me First ................................................................................................................. 3 Introduction .................................................................................................................... 4 Apple Watch Quick Start .............................................................................................. 5 What’s New in watchOS 3 ............................................................................................. 6 Understand the Apple Watch ...................................................................................... 8 Choosing an Apple Watch ......................................................................................... 11 Interact with the Apple Watch ................................................................................... 15 Personalize the Apple Watch Face ............................................................................ 18 Apps and the Apple Watch ........................................................................................ 22 The Dock ...................................................................................................................... 26 Control Center ............................................................................................................. 27 Notiﬁcations ................................................................................................................. 30 Communicate with Friends ........................................................................................ 34 Communicate Using Mail ........................................................................................... 42 Maps and Directions ................................................................................................... 45 Calendars and Reminders .......................................................................................... 51 View (and Capture) Photos ......................................................................................... 55 Stay Fit with the Apple Watch .................................................................................... 57 Control Media Remotely ............................................................................................ 63 Use Apple Pay and Wallet .......................................................................................... 68 Customizations and Important Settings ................................................................... 71 Care and Feeding of Your Apple Watch ................................................................... 77 About This Book .......................................................................................................... 82 About the Author ........................................................................................................ 83 About the Publisher .................................................................................................... 84 Copyright and Fine Print ............................................................................................ 85 2 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Read Me First This ebook was published in December 2016 by TidBITS Publishing Inc. It was originally written by Jeff Carlson, but Joe Kissell has stepped in to do the majority of this version’s revisions due to Jeff’s busy schedule. It was edited by Scholle McFarland, with help from Tonya Engst. This book helps you with the Apple Watch, Apple’s newest digital device. It focuses on what the Apple Watch is (and isn’t), how it interacts with other Apple devices, and how you can incorporate the Apple Watch into your daily life. Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course, version 1.3 Copyright © 2016, Jeff Carlson. All rights reserved. Formats and Updates What’s New in Version 1.3 • If you purchased this ebook, use the link in Ebook Extras, near the end, to download a new copy of the PDF, EPUB, or Mobipocket version. Version 1.3 of this book is a signiﬁcant update, which includes the following new information: • New Apple Watch models: Apple has introduced Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 1 models with important new features; ﬂip ahead to Choosing an Apple Watch for an overview. Features speciﬁc to the Series 2 models also factor into many other parts of the book. • If you downloaded this ebook from the Take Control Web site, it has been added to your account. If you bought it elsewhere, you can add it to your account; see Ebook Extras. Tip: You can read about putting Take Control ebooks on various devices and computers on our Device Advice page. • watchOS 3: The latest upgrade to the Apple Watch operating system is a massive overhaul with a heavily revised user interface, new apps, and many new and updated features, which are covered throughout the book. See What’s New in watchOS 3 for an introduction to the new features. About the Links All blue text in this book is hot, meaning you can click (or tap) it, just like a link on the Web. Some links, like the “Device Advice” link just above, take you to a Web page. Other links go to a different part of the book. • More icons: We’ve added more tiny icons throughout the text, as well as a Name That App sidebar that helps you match Home screen icons to app names. If you click a link that takes you to a different part of the book, you can return quickly to your previous spot if your ebook reader offers a “back” feature. • Editorial adjustment: With the introduction of Apple Watch Series 2, which has a built-in GPS and is suitable for swimming, the Apple Watch has become a competent ﬁtness tracker. As a result, I’ve removed the topic about other ﬁtness trackers. For example, if you use iBooks to read the EPUB version of this book, click the “Back to” link at the lower left. Or, if you use Preview on the Mac to read the PDF version, choose Go > Back or press Command-[. 3 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Introduction Apple is hailed as a pinnacle of consumer electronics design, but it has also been an unexpected driver of fashion. The iPod was notable for storing 1,000 songs in a device the size of a deck of cards, but one of its lasting impacts was to introduce white earbuds to nearly every public space. Wearing them now is so commonplace that we don’t even think about it, yet a decade ago they were a fashion statement: I own an Apple product. Now, with the Apple Watch, the company is making another fashion statement: Your personal technology can be more personal, and more distinctive. It’s not a sliver of glass you pull out of your pocket or bag. It’s a timepiece, a communications center, and a connection to your personal information that you wear all the time. Maybe you currently wear a watch, or perhaps you haven’t worn one for years, if ever. What’s the appeal of an Apple timepiece? The Apple Watch is an extension of the data you deal with every day. Without making the now-common-but-still-distracting motion of pulling out your iPhone, you can keep up with notiﬁcations, your schedule, and reminders; interact with people via text messaging or phone; reach out to other Apple Watch owners using the novel Digital Touch features; track ﬁtness goals and record vital exercise information generated by the sensors in the watch and in your iPhone; purchase items using Apple Pay; and much more. And you’ll look stylish while doing it. This book is your essential guide to the Apple Watch and its capabilities and possibilities. I’ve worn my Apple Watch every day since it was ﬁrst publicly available. It has surprised, delighted, and, yes, occasionally perplexed me—it’s my job, after all, to be confused and solve problems ﬁrst, so I can guide you to the solutions. (If you’re curious, I bought a 42mm aluminum Apple Watch Sport model with the white band; I also separately purchased a black ﬂuoroelastomer band—Apple’s high-tech synthetic rubber—since it’s normally available only with the space gray-colored aluminum model.) This book was written to get you up to speed on the watch’s features, help you choose which model to buy, and share practical knowledge based on my on-wrist/ hands-on experience. This version 1.3 update covers watchOS 3, a major revision to the software that runs the Apple Watch that adds features such as the Dock and Control Center, several new built-in apps, a more reﬁned user interface, better ﬁtness tracking, and more. This book now covers the original ﬁrst-generation Apple Watch as well as Apple’s latest watch models, the Series 2 line (with faster processors, GPS chips, and watertight enclosures) and the new Series 1 model (with faster processors, but otherwise identical to the original Apple Watch). I’m excited about Apple’s foray into wearable devices, and I hope you are, too. 4 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Apple Watch Quick Start The Apple Watch offers numerous capabilities, none of which need to be tackled in a speciﬁc order. Feel free to jump to any topic below, although I do recommend that you start with the ﬁrst chapters. Discover the Apple Watch Communicate with the World • Read Understand the Apple Watch to get an idea of how to think about it and how it can become part of your everyday life. • Aside from checking the time, you’ll probably interact the most with the Apple Watch through Notiﬁcations; learn how to view the most important ones and limit which of the others get through so that you’re not overwhelmed. • If you don’t yet own a watch, hit up Choosing an Apple Watch for details on materials, sizes, and bands. • The watch introduces new ways of interacting with an Apple device, so be sure to read Interact with the Apple Watch. • In Communicate with Friends, discover how to send text and audio messages, as well as Digital Touch taps and drawings, and even place and answer phone calls. Make It Your Own • File, delete, or reply to email messages in Communicate Using Mail. • Start with what you’ll see the most and Personalize the Apple Watch Face with different themes and complications (additional elements that display information on the face). Find Your Way The Apple Watch works with the iPhone to help you get around using Maps and Directions. It can also keep you on task with Calendars and Reminders. • Install and run apps from the iPhone in Apps and the Apple Watch. • Add frequently used apps to The Dock and quickly access systemwide features using Control Center. Use the Watch as a Remote • Since the watch is always on your wrist, it becomes a universal remote that won’t get lost in the living room. Read Control Media Remotely and start controlling playback from your Apple TV, iTunes on a computer, and iPhone. • To take a deeper dive into the setup process, read Customizations and Important Settings. Take Care of Your Watch Don’t neglect the Care and Feeding of Your Apple Watch, which involves everything from cleaning the case and bands to resetting the watch to its factory defaults if necessary. • The watch can control the camera in your iPhone, and you can view photos on the watch; see View (and Capture) Photos. Put Your Wallet Away Push Yourself Read Use Apple Pay and Wallet and start buying goods and redeeming tickets with the press of a button. In Stay Fit with the Apple Watch, learn how to track daily activity and how to use the watch with workouts. 5 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! What’s New in watchOS 3 In September 2016, Apple released watchOS 3, a free update for all Apple Watch models that makes numerous improvements and alterations. One of the most striking changes is vastly improved performance. Interface Improvements • Control Center: The new Control Center ①, which appears when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen, gives you quick access to crucial system-wide settings and information. • The Dock: Glances are gone. In their place is the Dock, which can hold up to ten favorite apps, which update in the background. See The Dock. • Watch faces: Apple has added new Minnie Mouse ②, Numerals, and Activity watch faces, as well as new complications (and additional spots for complications on existing faces). In addition, it’s now easier to switch faces. See Personalize the Apple Watch Face. ① Control Center gives you quick access to important information and controls. Activity & Workouts • Activity: You can now share your statistics with friends. In addition, activity rings and notiﬁcations can be conﬁgured to work for wheelchair users. See Activity Sharing. • Workout: The Workout app (see Working the Workout) has several signiﬁcant changes: ‣ Automatic run pausing: You can opt to pause workouts automatically when you come to a stop. ② Minnie Mouse joins Mickey in the array of watch faces available in watchOS 3. ‣ New workouts: Two wheelchair workouts are now available, and the Series 2 watches have swimming workouts. ‣ Better workout display: Statistics such as pulse, calories burned, and distance are now displayed on a single screen by default. 6 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! New Apps • Breathe: The new Breathe app ③ reminds you to take periodic breaks to breathe deeply, and guides you through brief breathing exercises. • Find My Friends: As on your iOS device or Mac, you can now see where friends or family members are. See Find Your Friends. • Home: The Home App lets you control HomeKit-enabled devices from your watch. • Reminders: You can now browse all your reminders, check off reminders on any list from your watch, and use Reminders complications to see todo items right on your watch face. See Calendars and Reminders. ③ The Breathe app encourages you to take deep breaths at regular intervals. Other New Features • Apple Pay: In addition to using Apple Pay in person, you can now use your watch to make online purchases with Safari on your Mac. See Use Apple Pay on a Mac. • Medical ID: Your watch can display crucial medical information you’ve entered on your iPhone, which could be useful in an emergency if you’re unable to provide it yourself. See Using Emergency Features. ④ Press and hold the side button to see this screen, with controls for power, Medical ID, and SOS. • Messages: You can now send a message by drawing individual letters on the screen of your watch (the Scribble feature). You can also send a sticker or handwritten message and send a Digital Touch from a notiﬁcation. See Communicate with Friends. • SOS: Your watch now provides a shortcut to call emergency services and, at the same time, notify one or more contacts of your location ④. See Using Emergency Features. • Unlock your Mac: You can unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch, eliminating the need to enter your password. See Unlocking Your Mac. 7 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Understand the Apple Watch It would be easy to assume that the Apple Watch is like an iPhone for your wrist, but that’s not really the case. The watch expressly emphasizes short, focused interaction with your information. For example, on the watch you can receive text messages and can send quick replies, but lengthy correspondence is best shifted to the iPhone. It’s important to understand this approach. We’re so accustomed to devices that demand our focus that it’s slightly jarring at ﬁrst when the Apple Watch shuns attention. Don’t be surprised if it takes a few days to adopt this mindset after you start using the watch, even knowing about it ahead of time. The iPhone Connection Although the device does feature a touchscreen, wireless communication, and a microprocessor to run it all, the Apple Watch relies on a companion iPhone to be truly useful ⑤. Speciﬁcally, you need an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, or 7 Plus running iOS 9 or later. ⑤ The Apple Watch requires the assistance of an iPhone. The core software functions of the Apple Watch—such as the clock and activity tracker—are dedicated apps that live in the watch’s memory. However, for many features, the watch relies on wireless communication with an iPhone via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. A companion app on the iPhone, unsurprisingly called Watch, is used to conﬁgure the watch’s Home app icon layout, enable ﬁtness features, choose how messages display, install watchOS updates, and more, as I discuss throughout this book. The watch piggybacks on the iPhone’s Internet connection. First-generation and Series 1 watches also pull GPS positioning data from the iPhone. The Series 2 watch uses its own GPS chip if your iPhone isn’t nearby, but relies on the iPhone for GPS (taking advantage of its bigger battery) if it’s with you. (If you work out while wearing a GPS-less watch and don’t have your iPhone with you, your route won’t be recorded and calorie counts may be inaccurate. See Stay Fit with the Apple Watch.) Note: The Apple Watch works only with an iPhone, not an iPad or iPod touch. 8 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Charging the Apple Watch Apple expects that the battery will last for 18 hours of normal use, so watch owners will charge the device once a day. (Exercise drains the battery faster; see The Heart of the Sensors. Using the GPS without an iPhone is also quite hard on the battery.) I usually end up with about 50 percent power left at the end of the day, so Apple’s estimate is actually conservative. If the power level falls to 10 percent, the watch goes into Power Reserve mode: everything is shut down except for a basic digital readout of the time. (You can also activate Power Reserve mode manually; see Recharging.) ⑥ The charger attaches to the back of the watch using magnets that position it correctly. The included charger attaches magnetically to the back of the watch, while the battery receives power via inductive charging (so there’s no exposed plug that’s difﬁcult to locate in the dark) ⑥. Note: The Watch can also pay for purchases made in the Safari running under macOS Sierra in Web shopping carts that support Apple Pay. Apple Pay and Wallet Security The Apple Watch has one additional wireless technology besides Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. An NFC (near-ﬁeld communication) radio enables the watch (when it’s paired to your iPhone) to use Apple Pay with NFC-based payment readers. Instead of swiping a debit or credit card to buy groceries or other items, you double-press the watch’s side button and hold the watch near the reader. Apple Pay uses an encrypted token to transmit your payment info, so the interaction is as secure as it is convenient. Your cards also appear in the Wallet app on the watch, along with certain loyalty cards or tickets that create scannable bar codes. With Wallet, you can pay for coffee at Starbucks, gain admission to many movie theaters, and even present a boarding pass at the airport by scanning just your watch. Speaking of data safety, you can set a passcode, just like on the iPhone. In fact, using Apple Pay requires a Passcode; if you turn off the passcode, your Apple Pay cards are removed and need to be set up again. A passcode is also a prerequisite to using your watch to unlock a Mac; see Unlocking Your Mac. When a passcode is set, the Apple Watch notices when it has been removed from your wrist, and locks automatically. That prevents a thief from using a stolen watch for Apple Pay. Activation Lock renders a stolen Apple Watch completely inoperable without your Apple ID and password. See Before the Watch Is Lost or Stolen. For details, read Use Apple Pay and Wallet. 9 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Choosing an Apple Watch With most of Apple’s products, choosing which model to buy involves evaluating speciﬁcations: Do you want a MacBook Pro with a 13-inch or 15-inch screen? How much storage and memory will it have? How fast is the processor? With the original Apple Watch, the main differentiators were the materials used for the case and the display cover. That’s still true to some extent, but the Series 1 and Series 2 models introduced in September 2016 are faster than the originals. Features also vary between Series 1 and the four Series 2 models: the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Nike+, the Apple Watch Hermès, and the Apple Watch Edition ①. In addition, you get to choose the size and band. ① From left to right: the Apple Watch Series 1, the Apple Watch Series 2, the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 2, the Apple Watch Hermès Series 2, and the white ceramic Apple Watch Edition Series 2.183 Current Models Shopping for Originals Apple introduced ﬁve new Watch models in September 2016: If you’re looking for a bargain, consider Apple’s ﬁrst-generation Watch models, still available (especially used or refurbished) online—see eBay, for example. Introduced in 2015, all three models shared the same internals: Series 1 The Apple Watch Series 1 closely resembles the original Apple Watch Sport, boasting the same aluminum case and Ion-X glass display. (Ion-X is stronger and more scratch-resistant than normal glass, but not as protective as the sapphire glass used in other Watch models.) What’s different is its speedier dual-core S1P processor. It’s available in silver, gold, rose gold, and space gray ﬁnishes and its prices start at $100 less than Series 2 watches. ✦ ✦ Series 2 ✦ Apple Watch Series 2 has a dual-core S2 processor that includes, for the ﬁrst time, an onboard GPS chip. It’s also water-resistant to 50 meters, making it safe for swimming and surﬁng, and its display is twice as bright as the original. Apple Watch Sport: The original Apple Watch Sport had an anodized aluminum case and an Ion-X glass display. The Sport came in silver, gold, rose gold, and space gray aluminum ﬁnishes. Apple Watch: The singularly named Apple Watch model had a stainless steel case (available in regular steel or a darker space black tint) and a tough sapphire crystal surface. Apple Watch Edition: The original Apple Watch Edition featured an 18karat gold case in a yellow or rose hue and a sapphire crystal cover. When new, prices ranged from a hefty $10,000 to $17,000. Now you can ﬁnd them used for a tiny fraction of that price. 11 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! There are four Series 2 models: • Apple Watch: The Apple Watch is available in aluminum (with an Ion-X glass crystal) or stainless steel (with sapphire crystal). The aluminum watches come in silver, gold, rose gold, and space gray ﬁnishes; the stainless steel watches come in regular steel and space black ﬁnishes. • Apple Watch Nike+: Geared toward runners, the Nike+ model ② features a distinctive perforated band design and exclusive watch faces. The Nike+ Run Club app is preloaded. It comes in silver or space gray aluminum. • Apple Watch Hermès: For fashionconscious people with lots of disposable income, the Hermès model ③ pairs the stainless steel case and sapphire crystal available in some Apple Watch conﬁgurations with any of several Hermès leather bands. ② Costing the same as a standard Series 2 watch, the Nike+ model has a perforated band and special faces optimized for running. • Apple Watch Edition: In Series 2, Apple changed the meaning of Edition: no longer does it mean gold cases and astronomical prices. Instead, the new Apple Watch Edition comes in a white ceramic case with a sapphire crystal and a white sport band, with prices under $1,300. What’s Special about Ceramic? Apple claims its pearly white ceramic is more than four times harder than stainless steel and far more scratch-resistant, yet much lighter in weight. ③ The Apple Watch Hermès gives you one of several unique bands and an Hermès watch face for a rather large premium. 12 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Interact with the Apple Watch When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, he explained that the ideal tool to use it was not a stylus or physical buttons, but our ﬁngers. The responsiveness of the touchscreen made ﬁnger gestures—tapping, swiping, and pinching—the new language of interaction with technology. But ﬁngers are usually too big to do the same with a watch ①, so Apple incorporated additional interaction methods. ① watchOS doesn’t use pinch-to-zoom because it would awkwardly obscure the Apple Watch face. The Digital Crown What’s Digital about the Crown? Let’s start with the watch’s signature controller, the knob on the side called the Digital Crown. A crown is a staple of mechanical watch design, used to set the time and, on some models, to wind the mechanism that keeps it running.241 What’s “digital” about the Digital Crown? Instead of operating mechanical gears inside the watch, the crown translates rotary movement into digital data using internal infrared LEDs and photo diodes. Turning the Crown Turning the Digital Crown scrolls content on the screen, zooms in and out on the Home screen and when you’re viewing photos or maps ②, and switches between other visible options. Pressing the Crown Pressing the Digital Crown has various effects, depending on the context: ② Turn the Digital Crown to zoom into a map. • When the watch face is visible, a single press of the Digital Crown displays the Home screen. • On the Home screen, or while viewing a notiﬁcation or the Dock, pressing the crown returns to the watch face. 15 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! • On the Home screen, you can rotate the crown to zoom in to and launch the centered app (which is the watch face by default). • Pressing and holding the crown for a second initiates Siri’s voice-activated interface. • Double-pressing the crown switches between the last app you used and the watch face. The Side Button • Pressing the “side button” (Apple’s name for the physical button next to the Digital Crown) displays The Dock ③, which you can use to see and switch to your favorite apps. ③ With the Dock visible, swipe left or right to see thumbnails of up to ten favorite apps; tap an app to bring it full screen. • Double-press it to Use Apple Pay in Person or Use Apple Pay on a Mac. Stay Awake Longer Does the display go to sleep too quickly for your taste? A setting governs how long the screen is active when you tap it. Interacting with the Screen When you raise your wrist, the watch detects the movement and activates the screen. You can also tap the screen to wake the watch. In the Watch app on the iPhone, go to Settings > General > Wake Screen. Or, on the watch, press the Digital Crown and then tap Settings . Under the On Tap header, choose Wake for 15 Seconds or Wake for 70 Seconds. The watch’s Retina display is a touchscreen, so you can tap or drag as you can with an iPhone. In fact, you can usually scroll with a ﬁnger instead of the Digital Crown if that’s more convenient. Swiping to Go Back Some screens have a link in the top-left corner to go back one level; sometimes that tiny target is tough to hit ④. You can also swipe all the way from an edge to display special controls. Swipe up from the bottom to display Control Center; swipe down from the top to display Notiﬁcations; and swipe left or right from either edge to switch watch faces (see Personalize the Apple Watch Face). Like newer iPhones and Apple’s newer trackpads, the Apple Watch can tell the difference between a normal tap and a harder touch, called a force touch in the case of the Watch: the screen registers pressure sensitivity. In the Maps app, for instance, a force touch brings up options such as a search tool and list of contacts.263 ④ It’s often easier to swipe left to right to go back one level instead of tapping the text in the top-left corner. Instead, swipe from left to right to go back. 16 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Personalize the Apple Watch Face Since the Apple Watch is as much a fashion statement as it is a piece of technology, personalizing it goes beyond merely choosing the case material and watch band. Its Retina screen can display digital, analog, and a even few whimsical watch faces. Pick a Watch Face The Apple Watch offers several watch faces, from a simulated traditional chronograph to Mickey Mouse and his tapping toes to an astronomical design that lets you explore our solar system. Force-touch the current watch face or swipe from the left or right edge of the screen to reveal other faces. Swipe to highlight the one you want, and then tap to select it. (If you use the forcetouch method, a Customize button appears below most faces ①.) ① Swipe left and right to reveal other faces. Tip: You can set a photo or album as the watch face, which I describe just ahead in Use Your Own Photos. Customize the Face Some faces include elements (the proper term is complications). You can add or remove these or use their options to change colors, or pick layout styles: 1. Force-touch the face and then tap the Customize button. 2. Tap an outlined item to select it and use the Digital Crown to scroll through the options ②. If any third-party apps offer complications, they show up as you scroll. ② Choose a different set of information for the middle group, outlined in green. Some faces include multiple customizations; in the ﬁgure, for example, swiping left (notice the indicator dots at the top of the screen; the left dot is very light) highlights the entire interface, and rotating the crown changes the color of the interface. Tip: You can also customize faces in the iPhone Watch app. On the My Watch screen, tap Edit in the “My Faces” section. 3. Force-touch the screen to return to the face selector, and then tap the face to make it active. 18 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Use Your Own Photos Tip: If the Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse face is active and silent mode is off, tap the character to hear it speak the time. (To disable this, press the Digital Crown to reveal the Home screen, tap Settings > Sounds & Haptics and then toggle Tap to Speak Time to Off.) Any image in your iPhone’s Photos library can be set as the watch face— even multiple photos in an album that display as a micro-slideshow. The watch grabs the photos from the album you sync to the watch via the Watch app’s settings (see View (and Capture) Photos). Tip: By default, photos in the Favorites album on your iPhone copy to the watch’s internal storage for viewing. Since I don’t need all my favorite photos for this task, I created an album in Photos on the iPhone and added a dozen or so shots that would look good on the watch. To put your own photo or album on the watch face: 1. Force-touch the face and then swipe to the Photo face. Or, to use the entire album, choose the Photo Album face and skip to Step 5. ③ Choose a photo from the album that’s synced to the watch. 2. Tap the Customize button. 3. Turn the Digital Crown to zoom out and view all the images in the album ③. (If this step doesn’t work for you, create a new Photo face; see Save a Custom Face.) 4. Tap the photo you want to use. You can optionally use the Digital Crown to zoom, and drag to include only part of the image ④. 5. When you’re done, force-touch to return to the gallery of watch faces and then tap the face to make it active. ④ To prevent the time from obscuring my daughter’s face, I zoomed in and repositioned the image. When you wake the watch, the photo appears as the backdrop—if the image is a Live Photo taken using an iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, or later, it also moves. For the Photo Album face, a new photo appears each time you wake the watch; or, tap the screen to view the next one right away. 19 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Apps and the Apple Watch There’s a good reason “There’s an app for that” became a catch phrase. It reﬂects the incredible variety of apps that sprang up after the iPhone ﬁrst shipped. iOS developers who create apps for the iPhone can create versions for the watch, too. In fact, you may be surprised to ﬁnd that many you already own now have a watch component ①. watchOS 3, released in September 2016, makes all apps load much faster than before—as much as seven times faster than in watchOS 2, according to Apple. ① This is just the beginning of apps on the Apple Watch. Locate and Open Apps In most cases, pressing the Digital Crown displays the Home screen ② (the exceptions are when you’re viewing notiﬁcations or are already on the Home screen). Slide your ﬁnger on the display in any direction to view apps that are currently outside the screen edges. To open an app: • Tap its icon on the Home screen. (See Name That App.) • Turn the Digital Crown away from you to zoom in and open whichever app is centered. (Turn the crown the other direction to zoom out to reveal all app icons.) ② The Home screen as it normally appears. • Raise the watch and say “Hey Siri, open app’s name.” Turning oﬀ Animation If you ﬁnd the icon-resizing animation distracting or disorienting, turn it off. In the Watch app on the iPhone, go to General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion and turn the option On. All the icons appear the same size ③. ③ The Home screen with Reduce Motion on. 22 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Customize the Home Screen App icons are ordered from the center outwards, with the watch icon always anchoring the center spot. Arrange them however you want, in two ways: • Touch and hold any app until all the icons are gently vibrating; that app appears larger to indicate it’s selected. You can then move it to a new location. To move another app, touch and hold it until it’s selected. Note that this doesn’t require a force touch; simply touch the screen and wait a second. Press the crown when you’re done reorganizing. ④ The Layout screen in the iPhone’s Watch app is an easier way to organize apps. (Here I’m moving the Starbucks app.) • In the Watch app on the iPhone, choose App Layout. Touch and hold an icon to select it, and then drag it to a new position ④. Install Apps 1. Open the Watch app on the iPhone and scroll down past Apple’s built-in apps, like Photos and Weather. Any iPhone app with a watch component appears here ⑤. Those already installed have the word “Installed” next to their names. 2. Tap the name of the app you want to install. 3. Toggle the Show App on Apple Watch switch to on ⑥. ⑤ Each watch-compatible app appears in the main screen in the Watch app on the iPhone. The app appears on the watch’s Home screen within seconds. ⑥ Install an app by turning this switch on. 23 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! The Dock The ﬁrst two versions of watchOS included an interface element known as a glance, which let you view snippets of information from selected apps without having to launch them. Given the much faster app launch times in watchOS 3, Apple has replaced glances with an app switcher called the Dock (which is intended to function much like the Dock in iOS and macOS). It can hold up to ten of your favorite apps. Press the side button to reveal the Dock ①. Swipe left or right (or turn the Digital Crown) to switch among the Dock’s apps; the dots at the bottom indicate how many apps there are and which one you’re viewing (the brightest dot). You can tap the current app to open it, but merely seeing its thumbnail may often be sufﬁcient. ① The Dock gives you quick access to up to ten apps, including thumbnails that show the apps’ most recent states. Every app in the Dock is stored in a suspended state in the watch’s memory, making them even quicker to launch than other apps. As you scroll through the Dock you’ll initially see thumbnails representing each app’s last state, but if you pause while viewing a thumbnail, the app resumes in the background and the view updates to show the app’s current state (even if you don’t tap it to launch the app). Add and Organize Dock Apps In the Watch app on the iPhone, tap Dock and then tap Edit ②. From the Dock screen: • Remove an app: Tap that app’s minus-sign button and then tap Remove. • Add an app: In the Do Not Include section, tap the app’s green plus button. • Adjust app order: Drag the handle icon to the right of an item up or down. You can also add a recently used app to the Dock by pressing your watch’s side button, swiping toward the left, and tapping Keep in Dock under the app’s thumbnail. Remove an app from the Dock by swiping upward on its thumbnail and then tapping Remove. ② Add or remove Dock items from your watch using the Watch app on your iPhone. 26 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Control Center Just as the new Dock in watchOS 3 echoes the Dock in iOS and macOS, the new Control Center in watchOS 3 ① is similar to iOS’s Control Center—in both cases, you swipe upward from the bottom of the screen to reveal an overlay that provides shortcuts to information and controls you may need on a regular basis. ① The icons that appear in Control Center (arranged horizontally here, rather than in rows of two) give you access to frequently used controls and information. Control Center icons range from the merely informational (your battery level) to highly functional (icons for toggling on and off Airplane Mode, Mute, Do Not Disturb, and so on). Icons that represent a state you can toggle change color when you tap them to turn them on. Connection Info The Watch-iPhone Connection The top of Control Center displays info about the watch’s connection status: Your Apple Watch preferentially connects to your iPhone with Bluetooth, because Bluetooth is a low-power option. If Bluetooth is off or your phone is out of range, the connection is made over a “trusted” Wi-Fi network—that is, a network that your iPhone has connected to before while also connected to your watch with Bluetooth, and that doesn’t require a separate login. See Apple’s article, About Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on Apple Watch, for details. • “Disconnected” with a red phone icon means the watch is disconnected from both your iPhone and a trusted Wi-Fi network ②. • “Connected” with a green cloud icon indicates that the watch is connected to a trusted Wi-Fi network, but not to your phone. This might happen, for example, if you are at home and your iPhone, but not your watch, is in Airplane Mode. • “Connected” with a green phone icon appears when your watch is connected to your iPhone.463 Battery Level The top left icon in Control Center shows your watch’s current battery level. ② The Control Center shows connection status above a set of icons. The icons are (left to right) Battery Level, Airplane Mode, Silent Mode, Do Not Disturb, Ping iPhone, and Water Lock (Airplane Mode, Silent Mode, and Do Not Disturb are active here). 27 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Airplane Mode Turning oﬀ Airplane Mode When seat backs are up, tray tables are locked, and the plane is preparing to take ﬂight, turn on Airplane mode. Unlike Do Not Disturb, when you deactivate Airplane Mode on one device, it doesn’t do the same on the other—because the Bluetooth radios aren’t on. By default, Airplane Mode is not mirrored on the iPhone, so switching to it on the watch automatically doesn’t affect the iPhone or vice versa. Disengage Airplane Mode separately on each device by swiping up to use Control Center on the watch and on your iPhone and tapping the Airplane Mode icon. If you’d prefer to turn on Airplane Mode on both devices when you enable it on either one, open the Watch app on the iPhone, tap General, tap Airplane Mode, and then turn on the Mirror iPhone option.478 Silent Mode Tap the bell icon to mute sounds from your watch. This setting doesn’t affect taptic feedback, only audio. (You can also engage Silent Mode by pressing the Digital Crown to go to the Home Screen, tapping Settings > Sounds & Haptics, and then turning Silent Mode on.) Do Not Disturb Do Not Disturb prevents notiﬁcations and calls from appearing on the iPhone and Apple Watch. Swipe up at the watch face and tap the Do Not Disturb (crescent moon) button. ③ Set up an automatic Do Not Disturb schedule in the Settings app on your iPhone. The setting by default mirrors Do Not Disturb on the iPhone; activating it on the watch does so on the phone, and vice versa. Take advantage of the fact that on the iPhone, you can set times (such as the middle of the night) when Do Not Disturb comes on automatically. In your iPhone’s Settings app, tap Do Not Disturb, toggle on Scheduled, and then set up times ③. ④ With this switch turned on, your watch will mirror the Do Not Disturb settings on your iPhone. If you’d prefer that your watch’s Do Not Disturb settings act independently, in the Watch app on your iPhone, go to General > Do Not Disturb, and toggle off the Mirror iPhone setting ④. 28 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Communicate with Friends A phone is a communication device; that’s easy to understand. The iPhone broadened our understanding of what a phone can do by enabling us to send text messages, take part in video calls and conferences, and participate in social networks like Twitter and Facebook. So how does the Apple Watch ﬁt in? Surprisingly, the Apple Watch is almost as communicative as the iPhone, incorporating text and audio messages via the Messages app and even making and receiving phone calls. It also adds something new: Digital Touch. You can even use your watch to ﬁnd your friends. Reply to Messages When someone sends a text to your iPhone, you’re initially notiﬁed by the Taptic Engine on your watch. To reply to the message, do the following: 1. Raise the watch to display the sender and the message ①. 2. Tap an icon or text label to send a reply in any of numerous formats, including preset text, dictated text, audio recordings, emoji, handwritten messages or stickers, a scribble (handwriting recognition), and more. All these reply types are described ahead. ① This incoming text message includes a question with two options. Reply via Preset Text Apple has developed an interesting feature called smart replies that analyzes the message and presents you with likely preset replies based on the original message ②. Scroll down to choose from moregeneric preset replies, such as “Sure!” “What’s up?” or “In a meeting. Call you Later?” Tap one to send it. To create your own preset replies, open the Watch app on the iPhone and go to Messages > Default Replies, tap Add Reply, and enter your own text (including emoji). Tap Messages to return to the previous screen. ② Scroll to see contextual responses based on the message. Tip: You can also tap Edit to delete existing replies or rearrange the default replies so that the ones you use most appear at the top of the list. 34 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Reply with a Scribble In watchOS 3, Apple added a feature called Scribble, which is a form of handwriting recognition. To scribble a reply, tap the Scribble button and then use your ﬁngertip to draw each character on the screen ③. Tap Space for a space character, or tap the delete icon to erase the last letter. While drawing a word, you can turn the Digital Crown to show autocomplete suggestions ④ for the current word. After a moment, the selected word is entered automatically. ③ Draw characters with the Scribble feature. Tap Send to send the message. Tip: You don’t have to wait for your watch to recognize each character. Keep drawing one after the other, even if they appear to overlap. Reply with Emoji, Handwritten Text, or a Sticker 1. Tap the Emoji button below the message text. 2. Swipe sideways to choose a reply type. From left to right, the screens contain: ④ Use the Digital Crown to show autocomplete options. ‣ Preinstalled handwritten phrases, any drawings you’ve sent using your iPhone, and any stickers you’ve added to your iPhone ‣ Standard small emoji ‣ Large animated faces ⑤ ‣ Large animated hearts ‣ Large animated hand gestures Tip: Turn the Digital Crown to vary the appearance of any large animated object. For example, you can make the hand gesture change from crossed ﬁngers to a ﬁst bump. 3. Tap Send. ⑤ Change the emoji’s expression by turning the Digital Crown. The graphical reply is sent. 35 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Communicate Using Mail Email on the Apple Watch is a curious thing—you’re actually discouraged from engaging too deeply with your mail (but that’s not a bad thing). The Apple Watch ties into the Mail app on the iPhone primarily to help you read and sort your Inbox, as well as dash off quick replies. You still need to write new messages on the iPhone. Reading Email 1. Open the Mail app Home screen. from the Your Inbox(es) and a couple of messages are displayed. Even in a small space, the app delivers quite a bit of information: ① The star and paperclip (circled here) let you know that the message is from a VIP and carrying an attachment. The blue dot next to the sender’s name indicates that the message is unread. ‣ A blue dot indicates a message is unread, while an orange dot notes a ﬂagged message; you may also have an unread ﬂagged message, which appears as blue dot with an orange outline. ‣ Icons in the lower-right corner note if it’s from a VIP, contains attachments (which in most cases can’t be displayed on the watch), or has been forwarded or replied to ①. ‣ A double angle-bracket character (») in the top-right corner of a message tells you it’s part of a thread. 2. Tap a message to read it. 3. With the message open, forcetouch the screen to reveal additional options: reply, ﬂag the message, mark it as unread, or send it to the trash. ② Take action from the message list. Note: Oddly, if you ask Siri to check whether you have any unread email— as you would using the feature on the iPhone—it offers only to use Handoff to check on the phone. However, Siri works ﬁne for simply opening the Mail app on the watch. You can also act on a message in the Inbox view by swiping left and tapping either the Trash or the More button ②. (Depending how your email is set up, Trash may be replaced with an Archive button.) Tapping the More button brings up the Flag and Mark as Read (or Mark as Unread if a message has already been read) buttons. 42 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Replying to a Message 1. In a message, scroll to the end and tap the Reply button ③. Or, force-press the screen and tap the Reply button that appears. 2. If the message has multiple recipients, tap Reply or Reply All. 3. Select a response from those listed, or tap the Emoji button, the Dictation button, or the Scribble button and compose your response ④, just as in Messages. (You can customize these responses; see Personalizing Mail Browsing, ahead.) ③ Find the Reply button at the bottom of an email message. 4. Review the reply and tap Send. To reply on your iPhone to a message that you’re viewing on your watch, switch to your iPhone and swipe up on the Mail Handoff icon that appears on the Lock screen. Writing Email You’ll need to compose new messages on the iPhone. However, you can still get started without touching the screen: Say, “Hey, Siri, send an email to name of recipient.” The watch says it can’t do it, but when you tap the Continue on iPhone button that appears, Siri is activated on the phone so you can dictate the message. ④ Tap one of these buttons (or scroll down to preset options like “Let me get back to you”) to choose how you’ll reply. Personalizing Mail Browsing Note: The Alerts, Flag Style, Ask Before Deleting, and Organize By Thread settings described ahead aren’t shown if Mirror my iPhone is turned on. In the iPhone Watch app, go to Mail, and optionally adjust the following: • Mirror my iPhone: The default is to use the same settings as on your iPhone where applicable. Tap Custom to conﬁgure your watch with different settings than your iPhone. • Alerts: You can turn alerts on or off; and, if on, enable or disable them for each email account on your iPhone, and for VIPs. For accounts with alerts enabled, you can also turn Sound and Haptic feedback on or off. 43 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Maps and Directions Instead of staring at your phone while you follow directions in the Maps app (which I can’t recommend, from a safety perspective), the Apple Watch lets you look at your wrist. Is that really better? Perhaps not, but thanks to taptic feedback, you don’t need to look at a screen at all. In the Maps app , drag with one ﬁnger to pan across the map, and turn the Digital Crown to zoom ①. You can also double-tap the map to zoom in to the spot you tapped. To ﬁnd yourself on the map, tap the Tracking button (which appears in the lower-left corner if your position is not centered) to focus the map on your location. ① Turn the Digital Crown to zoom in on a map (left to right, above). Find a Location Using Siri 1. Raise the watch and say, “Hey Siri,” or press and hold the Digital Crown and ask to ﬁnd a location: a speciﬁc landmark or business, one of your contacts, or a query like, “Where’s good coffee near here?” 2. From the results ②, tap a location to view more details. 3. Scroll down to view the spot and its address on a map, and then tap the map to open the Maps app. ② Siri returns a list of answers to your query. 45 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Find a Location Using the Maps App Using the search feature of the Maps app gives you access to favorite and recent locations, in addition to searching via dictation: 1. While viewing a map full-screen in the Maps app, force-touch the map and tap Search ③. 2. In the screen that appears ④, tap the Dictation button to speak a query, just as if you’d invoked Siri in the ﬁrst place and then tap Done. Or, tap the Favorites button to jump to destinations you’ve saved. (See Add Items to the Favorites List, just ahead.) ③ Force-touch a map to bring up the search options. Tap Nearby to see a list of categories (such as Food, Drinks, Shopping, and Services). Tap a category to see subcategories (such as Popular, Restaurants, Groceries, and Fast Food in the Food category); then tap one of these to see nearby businesses of that type. You can also scroll to view the Recents list, which stores not just addresses but prior directions, too. 3. Whichever method you use, tap the resulting destination to view it on the map. ④ Browse favorites and recent locations. To ﬁnd a person or business in your list of contacts: Maps in Tandem To see a wider view of a map, use Handoff to transfer a location to your iPhone. With the iPhone asleep, press the Home button or Sleep/Wake button, and then swipe up on the Maps icon that appears in the lower left of the Lock screen. 1. Force-touch the map screen and tap the Contacts button. Turning the Digital Crown faster enables you to scroll between letters of the alphabet instead of by single contacts, for when you want to reach your friends Wanda Wilkerson and Yolanda Zimmer. 2. Scroll through the list until you ﬁnd the person or business and then tap the desired entry. 3. Tap the address to view it on the map. 46 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Calendars and Reminders From the Newton and PalmPilot to the iPhone, iPad, and now the Apple Watch, personal technology products have taken on the challenge of wrangling our schedules. For this task, the Apple Watch has an advantage. After all, what better place to be reminded of an event than on the object you use to check the time? ①. ① Pretend I’m a big-shot executive and not a freelance writer lounging in a hammock. Or, pretend I’m a big-shot executive and I’ve just given us all the day off. Enjoy! Now, watchOS 3 ﬁnally adds a Reminders app to the watch, which lets you browse all your Reminders lists and mark completed items. You can also receive alerts from the Reminders app and create new reminders on the watch using Siri. Opening the Calendar App • Press the Digital Crown to go to the Home screen and then tap the Calendar icon. • Ask Siri to open the Calendar app: “Hey Siri, open Calendar app.” • Several watch faces include a calendar complication that displays the next event on your schedule ②. Tapping the complication—or just the date on some faces—opens the Calendar app. ② Tap the Calendar complication (in the center) to jump to the Calendar app. 51 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Views in the Calendar App • List view: Calendar’s default view is List view. Scroll using the Digital Crown or via touch to reveal events up to 7 days in the future. (For more than that, or to check events in the past, open the Calendar app on the iPhone.) • Day view: Day view ③ is an alternative to the scrolling List view that shows today’s schedule in a single scrolling screen, color-coded according to the calendars you use on the iPhone. To get to it, force-touch the main List view screen in the Calendar app and tap the Day button. Switch between days by swiping left or right. ③ Events are listed in the Calendar app. • Monthly grid: Tap the date at the top-left corner (such as < Today). This grid is just a view of the dates— tapping it goes back to Today, not a speciﬁc date you tap. Tap an event in either Day or List view to see more details about it. You can’t edit it, but you can read any notes and other information. Tip: If an event includes a location, force-touch the screen and tap the Directions button to be guided there. ④ Siri is looking ahead to the weekend, too. Using Siri with Calendar Raise the watch and say, “Hey Siri,” or press and hold the Digital Crown, and ask something like, “What’s my schedule this weekend?” Siri returns a list of items ④; tapping one opens the event in the Calendar app. Feel free to try speciﬁc requests ⑤; the worst-case scenario is that Siri can’t answer or offers to hand off the query to the iPhone. ⑤ Ask Siri questions as if you were talking to a personal assistant in real life. Tip: To choose which calendars appear on the watch, turn them on or off in the Calendar app on the iPhone. 52 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! View (and Capture) Photos Even though the Apple Watch’s screen is small, it still has a high enough resolution to show photos. Any photo you mark as a favorite in the Photos app on your iPhone (or, if you use iCloud Photo Library, any Mac or iOS device using the same account) appears automatically on the watch. The Apple Watch can also take photos—sort of. The Camera Remote app on the watch controls the Camera app in the iPhone, making the watch a remote shutter release. It’s great for taking a group shot that you’re in, without running to beat the timer or holding the iPhone at arm’s length. View Photos Press the Digital Crown to go to the Home screen and then tap the Photos app. Turn the Digital Crown to zoom in and out of your photos, and swipe to pan across them. Or, tap a thumbnail to enlarge ① it incrementally. When a single photo is being viewed, the image ﬁlls the watch’s screen; double-tap it to see the entire image with borders ②. Choose Which Photos Appear ① Zoom in on your photos by rotating the Digital Crown or tapping an image. Normally, your Favorites album is copied to the watch, but you can pick a different one, including the automatic albums created by the Photos app, such as All Photos or Recently Added: 1. In the Watch app on the iPhone, go to Photos. 2. Tap Synced Album. 3. Choose an album from the list, and then return to the previous screen. 4. Tap Photos Limit. 5. Choose how many photos to transfer. ② Double-tap a photo to view it uncropped. The watch stores the photos in its builtin memory—up to 500 photos, occupying 75 MB of storage (of the watch’s 8 GB in total). If the selected album has too many, only the most recent photos are kept on the watch. 55 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Control the iPhone Camera with Your Watch To take a photo from the Apple Watch, do the following: 1. On the Apple Watch, open the Camera app, which automatically opens the Camera app on the iPhone (even if the phone is locked). The watch app displays what the iPhone’s camera sees ③. Tip: The watch’s Camera app supports only the Photo and Square modes of the iPhone’s Camera app, so it can’t start or stop video recording. Choose the mode on the iPhone, not the watch. 2. Tap the preview area to set focus and sample an area for exposure. 3. To take a single photo right away, tap the Shutter button. Or, to take a 10-shot burst with a 3second delay, tap the Timer button. ③ Great for photographing wildlife: The watch’s Camera app (top) uses the iPhone’s Camera app (bottom) as its viewﬁnder. (Images hilariously not to scale.) 4. Tap the thumbnail in the lower-left corner to review the shot. The photos are stored in the iPhone’s Photos app (and, if you use iCloud Photo Library, copied to the cloud and to your other devices as well). Third-party Remote Capture Photo apps are jumping into the remote-capture action. Creaceed’s Hydra, for example, uses a watch app to remotely trigger HDR, low-light, and even video HDR captures without requiring you to touch the iPhone. On the iPhone, the Photos app looks at burst groups and chooses what it thinks is the best shot, but you can review the entire set and pick some keepers: Tap the Select button, tap the frames you want to keep, and then tap Done. 56 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Stay Fit with the Apple Watch The Apple Watch is as much a ﬁtness companion as it is a timepiece or communication device ①. Sensors in the watch measure movement and track your heart rate, while the GPS chip in Series 2 (or paired iPhone for other models) provides location and acceleration data. Included apps use this data to help you be more active. While the Activity app is a quiet reminder to stay active, the Workout app is the personal trainer pushing you to the next goal. Workout offers several common exercises (like walking, running, swimming, and cycling), as well as new-in-watchOS-3 wheelchair workouts, and tracks your performance while you exercise. The Breathe app introduced in watchOS 3 reminds you to take deep-breathing breaks. ① Take the Apple Watch on your workouts to record your activity. Activity Tracking Open the Activity app (from the Home screen or the Activity complication on some watch faces) to view your daily activity progress ②. Three rings represent the day’s activity so far. Rings close as you meet goals: • Calories: The red outside Move ring tracks calories burned during activity (computed based on your age, weight, sex, and activity amount). • Activity: A full circle of the green Exercise ring in the middle indicates 30 minutes of “brisk” activity. • Standing: The blue inner Stand ring keeps count of how often you’ve stood up from a sitting position and moved around; the goal is to be in motion for at least 1 minute an hour out of 12 hours in a day. ② Try to ﬁll all the activity rings during the day. Note: Stand? Yes, it turns out that all the sitting many modern worker bees do is actually not healthy, even for those who exercise regularly. 57 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! In the app, scroll down for details, such as a breakdown of when you burned calories, were active, and stood during the day ③. There are two ways to adjust the red ring’s calorie target: • Force-touch and tap the Change Move Goal button. Then, use the crown or tap the + or — button to set a new calorie goal. Tap Update. • Wait until the watch provides its Monday weekly progress report, which suggests a new goal and gives you the option to adjust it. ③ View details about each activity ring. The Activity app on the iPhone provides the same breakdowns as the app on the watch, and it allows you to go back and compare previous days. Tap the month at the top of the screen to view a calendar of activity rings ④. It also includes the Achievements screen, a museum of awards you pick up for doing a great job of being active. ④ View your activity history using the Activity app on the iPhone. A green dot in the corner means all rings were ﬁlled on that day. Tip: When the watch reminds you to stand at the hour’s 50-minute mark, tap Mute for Today if you don’t want to be pestered until tomorrow.983 Activity Nagging In the Watch app on the iPhone, go to Activity and adjust any of these notiﬁcations if you’re feeling pressured: Viewing Heart-rate Data The watch uses its heart-rate sensor to help determine when you’re being active, but where can you see the data? ✦ 1. Open the Health app on the iPhone, and tap Health Data at the bottom of the screen. ✦ ✦ 2. Tap Vitals > Heart Rate. 3. Tap, Day, Week, Month, or Year at the top of the screen to view data from each of those timeframes. ✦ ✦ Or, tap Show All Data to access every instance when the sensor collected data. ✦ Mute Reminders for Today: Pause all activity alerts for the rest of the day. Stand Reminders: “Time to Stand!” will no longer grace your watch. Progress Updates: Receive an overview of your activity so far every 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours, or choose None. Goal Completions: A notiﬁcation tells you when you closed an activity ring. Achievements: When you reach a milestone, a notiﬁcation tells you. Achievements can be viewed in the Activity app on the iPhone. Weekly Summary: A look back at the week’s activity arrives on Monday. 58 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Control Media Remotely Because the Apple Watch is always with you, you can stray farther from your other devices. As long as the iPhone is within Bluetooth range, it can stay on a table or in a bag. The same is true for devices on your network: have you ever wanted to pause your Apple TV but couldn’t ﬁnd the remote ①, or turn down iTunes from across the room? The watch running the Remote app won’t get lost in the couch cushions. ① Control an Apple TV from your wrist using the Remote app. To control audio playback on the iPhone, you can use the watch’s Music app. I use it when I’m listening through earbuds and my phone is in my pocket, or when the phone is connected to speakers. But, I can also leave my iPhone behind, Sync a Playlist to the Watch, and then play that audio via a Bluetooth headset. Pair the Remote App To control iTunes or an Apple TV, you must ﬁrst set up pairing: 1. Open the Remote Apple Watch. app on the ② Pair the Apple Watch in iTunes. If you see an iOS device icon here, click it to open a popover and select your watch. 2. On the main Remote screen, tap the Add Device button, which brings up a 4-digit code. Removing a Paired Device On the main Remote screen in the Remote app, force-touch and tap the Edit button, then tap the X button for that device. Tap Remove. If you have multiple devices, tap the checkmark at the top-right corner to ﬁnish. 3. In iTunes, click the Apple Watch remote icon that appears ②. On the Apple TV, in Settings > General > Remotes, select the watch name. (4th-generation Apple TV: go to Settings > Remotes and Devices). 4. Enter the code to pair the devices. 63 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Control iTunes on a Computer Home Sharing Avoids Pairing Apple’s Home Sharing feature, which makes media devices on the same network identify themselves to each other using a single Apple ID, bypasses the pairing required to make the Remote app work. In the Remote app on the watch, choose a computer running iTunes; the currently playing song—or video— appears. Here’s how to turn on Home Sharing: Note: The watch can’t select media from your iTunes library. In other words, ﬁrst you have to pick the playlist or album you want to hear on your actual computer or on your iPhone in the Remote app. ✦ ✦ In iTunes, choose File > Home Sharing > Turn On Home Sharing. On the Apple TV, go to Settings > Computers > Turn On Home Sharing. When Home Sharing is on, all the media sources simply appear in the Remote app. The playback controls should be familiar ③: • Play/Pause: Start or stop playback. • Change tracks: Tap the Previous or Next button. • Adjust the volume: Turn the Digital Crown or tap the minus or plus button. • AirPlay: Force-touch the playback screen, tap the AirPlay button, and choose a destination. This feature isn’t obvious, I’ll admit, but it’s handy when you want to send the audio to AirPlay-capable speakers or an Apple TV. • Go back to the Remote screen: Tap button.1097 the menu ③ Control music playback from the watch. Control an Apple TV In the Remote app’s Remote screen, choose your paired Apple TV and then do any of the following ④: • Move the highlight: Swipe in the desired direction. • Select the highlighted option: Tap the screen. • Go up one level: Tap Menu. • Go to the Apple TV’s Home screen: Touch and hold Menu. • Start/Stop: Tap the Play/Pause button. ④ The Apple TV control interface is almost as minimal as the physical remote control. 64 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Use Apple Pay and Wallet The ﬁrst time you use your Apple Watch to pay for something feels almost like science ﬁction: You activate Apple Pay, move your wrist close to a payment terminal, and then…well, that’s it. You’re done. “Frictionless” is a perfect description. It’s also extremely safe. Instead of handing a credit card number over to be stored in a merchant’s database, Apple Pay sends a token that matches up with the card you set up; even if the data were to be intercepted, it’s useless to an attacker. The Wallet app, where your credit card data is stored, is also a convenient holding area for items that use barcodes for transactions, such as store loyalty cards and tickets for ﬂights, movies, baseball games, and more. Set Up Cards for Apple Pay Even if you’ve set up Apple Pay on your iPhone, you must add your cards (up to eight) separately to the watch: 1. In the Watch app on the iPhone, tap Wallet & Apple Pay. To add a card already on your phone, tap the Add button next to its name, follow the prompts, and skip the remaining steps. 2. To add a new card, tap Add Credit or Debit Card. 3. Follow the instructions provided, which entail scanning your credit or debit card using the iPhone’s camera—which is incredibly slick— or entering the details manually, and accepting terms of service. You will also need to complete the veriﬁcation process, which can be done via email, phone call, or text, depending on the provider. 4. To use your watch to Use Apple Pay on a Mac, turn on Allow Payments on Mac. When you’re done, the cards appear in the Watch app and on the watch: open app to view them ①. the Wallet If you have multiple cards, tap Default Card in the Watch app on your iPhone and pick the one you want to use most. ① Apple Pay cards set up in the Watch app on the iPhone (top) appear in the Wallet app on the watch (bottom). 68 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Use Apple Pay in Person 1. Double-press the watch’s side button to activate Apple Pay. 2. If you’ve set up multiple cards, swipe left or right to choose the one you want to use ②. 3. Hold the watch screen a few centimeters from the payment reader. A taptic pulse and a tone indicate when the transaction occurs. The display reads Done when ﬁnished. ② You’re only a couple of seconds from being done at this point. Use Apple Pay on a Mac Before you can complete a purchase from your wrist, your setup must meet these requirements: Note: Using Apple Pay requires that you set a passcode for the Apple Watch. If you later turn off the passcode, your Apple Pay cards are removed. • The Mac is new enough to meet the Apple Pay Requirements. • Bluetooth is enabled. Note: If your watch ever is lost or stolen, sign in to iCloud, click Settings, click the watch under My Devices, and then click Remove All under Apple Pay. • The Mac is signed in to the same iCloud account as your iPhone. • You’ve turned on the Allow Payments on Mac switch in the Wallet app on your iPhone. Apple Pay Requirements • In Safari on the Mac, choose Safari > Preferences > Privacy and conﬁrm that the checkbox “Allow websites to check if Apple Pay is set up” is selected (it is by default). Here’s what works: ✦ To check out: ✦ 1. Click the Pay or Buy with Apple Pay button. 2. Conﬁrm your billing, shipping, and contact details and make any necessary changes. If you want to use a card other than the default, icon and click the arrow choose the desired card from the pop-up menu. ✦ To use Apple Pay on a Mac, you must have a model from 2012 or later, except for the Mac Pro, which must be at least a Late 2013 model. To use Apple Pay on an iPhone, you must have an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus, or newer. To use Apple Pay on the Apple Watch, you must have a watch paired with an iPhone 5 or later. 3. Double-press the side button on your watch. The display reads Done when ﬁnished. 69 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Customizations and Important Settings When it comes to the Apple Watch, details matter. Some details are large and important, like your watch’s orientation or passcode. Other details are small but make a big impact on your daily experience, like the size and appearance of text. This chapter is all about how to customize your Apple Watch so that it works best for you. (I discussed how to Personalize the Apple Watch Face in an earlier chapter.) Watch Orientation Accessing Watch Settings Most people wear a watch on the left wrist, with the crown facing the hand. But the Apple Watch is ambidextrous— you can wear it on either wrist, or in a different orientation on the same wrist. To access the Settings app on your watch, press the Digital Crown; when the Home screen appears, tap the Settings icon. On your Watch, open the Settings app and tap General > Orientation ①. Or, on the iPhone in the Watch app, go to General > Watch Orientation. Choose to wear the watch on your left or right wrist, and then choose whether the Digital Crown is on the left or right.1231 Wake Screen Options When you raise your wrist, the watch face appears. To change this behavior in the Watch app on the iPhone, go to General > Wake Screen ②. ① What madness is this? Some people ﬁnd this “reverse crown” orientation better for pressing and turning the Digital Crown. On the Wake Screen, choose from these options: • Wake Screen on Wrist Raise: With this on, your watch wakes whenever you raise your wrist to look at it. • Wake Screen on Crown Up: With this option on, turn the Digital Crown slowly clockwise to wake the display and increase its brightness. • On Screen Wake Show Last App: Specify whether the last app you used appears (instead of the watch face) always, within 8 minutes or 1 hour of last use, or only within the current session (e.g., a workout). • On Tap: Choose how long the screen remains active after you tap to wake it up (15 or 70 seconds). ② The Wake Screen options let you conﬁgure what happens when your watch wakes up. 71 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! You can adjust the same settings (except Wake Screen on Crown Up) on the watch itself: open the Settings app and go to General > Wake Screen. Wrist Detection In the Watch app on the iPhone, go to General and ﬁnd the Wrist Detection toggle (but do not turn it off ③). If your watch is protected with a passcode (see Passcode, ahead), this feature locks the watch whenever you take it off. ③ With the Wrist Detection setting toggled on, your watch locks whenever you take it off (if you’ve protected it with a passcode). Adjusting Appearance Open the Settings app on the Apple Watch and tap Brightness & Text Size to change the following aspects of the watch experience: • Brightness offers three levels of illumination; tap the brightness buttons, or turn the Digital Crown, to increase or decrease it ④. • Text Size makes text larger or smaller in apps that support it. ④ Adjust the brightness and text appearance. • Bold Text increases the weight of text in general ⑤; changing this setting requires the watch to restart. The same settings can be found in the Watch app on the iPhone under Brightness & Text Size. Renaming Your Watch Your watch is part of you, so in the Watch app on the iPhone go to General > About > Name and give the watch a name. This name appears when you view your devices in the Settings area of your iCloud.com account. ⑤ Text in bold (right) can be easier to read. 72 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Care and Feeding of Your Apple Watch It may be a sharp-looking timepiece, but the Apple Watch is also a piece of highly technical electronics. Taking care of it involves more than a polish here and there. Recharging As I mentioned earlier, expect to top off the battery every day or so by connecting the included charging cable to the back of the watch. If you want to actively conserve battery life, you can manually put the watch into its Power Reserve mode, which shuts down everything but a minimal digital time readout that appears only when you press the side button. This mode also kicks in when the battery level is below 10 percent. To enable Power Reserve mode manually, swipe up from the bottom of the display to show Control Center, tap the battery level, and then tap the Power Reserve button ①. ① Tapping the battery level in Control Center leads to this screen. Restarting Bluetooth If the Apple Watch can’t communicate with the iPhone, odd things can happen. For example, app icons may appear generic, or the watch may report that the iPhone isn’t within range (when you’re positive that it is). To return to normal battery mode, press and hold the side button to restart the watch. Tip: In the Watch app on the iPhone, go to General > Usage to view the time since the last full charge. Try restarting Bluetooth on the iPhone: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reveal Control Center, and then tap the Bluetooth button to turn it off. Tap it again to restart Bluetooth. Restarting If the Apple Watch is misbehaving, it’s helpful to power it off and turn it back on again. To do so, press and hold the side button to bring up the power controls and slide the Power Off slider. Wait a few moments and then press and hold the side button again until you see the Apple logo appear. Force-quitting an App Occasionally an app may refuse to work, in which case you can try to force-quit it. In the misbehaving app, do this: 1. With the app open, press and hold the side button until the Power Off slider appears. In rare cases, the watch may freeze and require a force-reset. In that case, press and hold both the side button and the Digital Crown until you see the Apple logo. 2. Press and hold the Digital Crown until the app closes and you’re returned to the Home screen. 3. Tap the app again to relaunch it. The app should now operate normally. 77 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! Resetting If something seems especially screwy with the Apple Watch, or if you’re going to sell it or give it away, you’ll want to reset it to its factory settings. The watch’s data (including watch face settings and the like) is backed up automatically to the paired iPhone, so make sure the iPhone is backed up to iCloud or to a computer via iTunes before you reset it. Warning! Your health and ﬁtness data will be backed up only if the iPhone syncs to iCloud or has an encrypted backup via iTunes (due to health privacy concerns). Workout and activity calibration data is not included in the backup, nor are playlists, Apple Pay cards, or the watch’s passcode. ② Unpair the watch from the iPhone app to erase the watch. Tip: If the watch is reset without the paired iPhone nearby, a backup isn’t made. If possible, make sure the two devices are near each other. The Usual Resetting Method Switching to a New iPhone The way to reset the watch is to unpair it from the iPhone, which performs a ﬁnal backup (if possible) and then wipes the watch clean: If you switch to a new iPhone, you’ll need to unpair your watch from your old iPhone, back up your watch, transfer the backup to the new iPhone, and pair your watch with the new iPhone. Apple provides detailed instructions on the page Switch your Apple Watch to a new iPhone. 1. In the Watch app on the iPhone, tap the name of your watch at the top, and then tap the i icon. 2. Tap Unpair Apple Watch ②, and then conﬁrm the action. After several minutes, the Apple Watch is restored to its factory default state. Resetting without the iPhone If the iPhone isn’t available and you need to reset the watch, open the Settings app on the watch, go to General > Reset, and tap Erase All Content and Settings. Warning! If Activation Lock is enabled without the iPhone nearby when you reset, you can’t restore and use the watch until you disable Activation Lock at iCloud.com. See Before the Watch Is Lost or Stolen, later in this chapter. 78 Click here to buy the full 85-page “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course” for only $10! About This Book We hope that you found this book both useful and enjoyable to read. We welcome your comments and questions in individual chapters. You can also send us email. Ebook Extras You can access extras related to this ebook on the Web ①. Once you’re on the ebook’s Take Control Extras page, you can: • Download any available new version of the ebook for free, or buy a subsequent edition at a discount. ① After clicking “access extras…,” if you aren’t logged in to the Take Control site, you’ll see this dialog. Click the close button at the upper right to view Ebook Extras, or log in or create an account. • Download various formats, including PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket ②. 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