Listen to Apple Music
When you’re out for a hikeand don’t want to bring youriPhone, you can listen to musicif you have a cellular modelwith an Apple Music subscription or if you’ve purchased orstored music via iTunes. First,pair Bluetooth headphones orearbuds by opening Settings onyour watch and tapping Bluetooth. Next, open the Musicapp, select what you want tolisten to, and tap Play to streammusic. (If you don’t have a cellular watch, you must sync musicfrom Apple Music to your watchfirst.)
Take an ECG Reading
As long as you’re getting aworkout, you might as welllearn how to take an electrocardiogram reading. This apprecords your heartbeat andrhythm so you can becomeaware of any irregularities and isavailable on the Apple WatchSeries 4 or later. To set up theECG app, open the Healthapp on your iPhone. Open theBrowse tab, then tap Heart.
Select Set Up ECG App. Now,on your watch, open the ECGapp. Follow the on-screeninstructions to get your results.
Let’s say you want to use Sirion your watch. You might beinclined to say, “Hey Siri,” onlyto find that your iPhone or iPadresponds instead. To talk to Sirion your watch more easily, goto Settings on your watch, thenscroll down and tap Siri. You cantoggle off Listen for “Hey Siri.”To use a different method, youcan toggle on Raise to Speakand Press Digital Crown. Now,raise your watch to your mouthor press the Digital Crown, andSiri will respond on your watch.
Set Your Watch to Wake to a
Your watch is set to returnto the Watch Face when youwake your watch up. But whatif you want to return to the textyou were reading or go backto Maps? To set your watch towake to the most recently usedapp, go to Settings, General,and tap Wake Screen. Under OnScreen Raise Show Last App,select how long you want yourwatch to wait before displayingthe Watch Face. Scroll downand toggle on any apps thatyou want your watch to displaywhen awakened.
Increase Text Size
The Apple Watch is great, butlet’s face it, the small text sizecan make it hard to read textsor follow on-screen prompts.
Fortunately, you can adjust yourtext size so it’s perfect for youby going to the Settings app onyour Apple Watch. Scroll downand select Display & Brightness.
Tap Text Size, then use the letters to increase or decrease thetype. Tapping the letters on theright will increase the font size,while tapping the letters on theleft decreases the font.
Mute Disruptive Alerts
When you’re in the middleof an important meeting or areon a Face Time call with a lovedone, the last thing you want areannoying alerts popping up onyour Apple Watch. Luckily, youcan use a simple gesture tomute an alert as long as you’veenabled the feature in advance.
Open the Watch app on youriPhone and select the My Watchtab. Tap Sounds & Haptics, thentoggle on Cover to Mute. Nexttime your watch interrupts you,just cover the Watch with yourfree hand to silence the alert.