The flashlight on the iPhone is a life saver. Whether it’s looking for your seats in a dark theater (remember to put your Apple Watch in Theater mode!) or trying to find your way in your house when the lights are out. In watchOS 4, the Apple Watch also gets a flashlight feature.
Apple Watch Tips & Tricks
The Apple Watch is different things to different people. It works as a timepiece, as a workout tracker, and for controlling music and podcast apps. But sometimes you just want the Apple Watch to stop lighting up every 3 seconds. To me, this happens a lot either when I’m driving (manual gear shift FTW), when I’m playing card games or when I’m watching a movie. Thankfully Apple has released a feature in watchOS 3.2 just to take care of this – called Theater Mode.
One of the best things about the Apple Watch is how it interacts with your iPhone. It’s a conduit to your phone, allowing you to check messages, interact with apps and even access system-level settings without pulling your iPhone out of your pocket. While you can do a lot on your Watch, you can’t do everything, and one missing feature is the ability to check the battery of your iPhone using your Watch.
The Apple Watch uses haptic feedback to notify you discreetly of incoming alerts, navigation and other information. This type of physical notification can be extremely helpful as long as you can feel it. If you find the haptic pulse to be too, subtle Apple has added a setting on the Watch and the iPhone that allows you to adjust the degree of vibration.
A good night’s sleep is essential to your health and well-being, which is why you shouldn’t skimp on this aspect of your life. Getting the proper rest, though, isn’t just about putting the hours in, the quality of your sleep is equally important. There are a variety of trackers to help you monitor both how long and how well you sleep, but unfortunately, the Apple Watch doesn’t support sleep tracking natively. If you want to track your sleep using your Watch, you need to turn to third-party apps like Sleep++.
In case, you haven’t realized there is a very subtle change in notifications on the Apple Watch depending on whether you have the Watch version of the app installed on your Apple Watch or not.
Apple Music and the Apple Watch make a perfect pair, allowing you control playback and interact with your music library using the wrist worn device. Throw in a Bluetooth speaker or a car radio system and you have a great listening system controlled right from your wrist. Here are some tips to help you get started using your Apple Watch with Apple Music.
Apple Watch comes with Wi‑Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz) support, which is extremely useful as it helps in extending the range between your iPhone and Apple Watch rather than just relying on Bluetooth.
The Apple Watch display features Force Touch technology, which can distinguish between a tap and a press. This innovation allows users to interact with apps in a unique way that is compatible with the compact display on the wrist-worn device.