The Apple Watch packs a surprising amount of tools into a tiny package. From messaging to productivity to advanced fitness tracking, Apple Watch has something for every user. But not every Apple Watch feature is obvious from the get-go. Apple has filled the watch — which is now on its fourth iteration, the Apple Watch Series 3 — with neat tricks and helpful tools to make using the watch a lot easier. So whether you’re new to Apple Watch or a longtime user, here are 23 tips and tricks for getting the most out of your watch.
1. You can use your Apple Watch to find your iPhone if it gets lost.
Apple/Business Insider The Apple Watch can send out a pinging noise to help you find your iPhone if you misplace it. To access that feature, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap the button that looks like a ringing phone. If you need a little extra help finding your device, press and hold the button to make your phone’s flash go off.
2. You can customize your Apple Watch’s face.
Apple makes it easy to customize your watch face. Once you find a face you like, press and hold in the center of it — Apple calls this Force Touch. You should then see a button that says “Customize.” You’ll then be able to change the color of the face, or add different widgets like weather, your calendar, music, or workouts.
3. The Time Travel feature on Apple Watch lets you see everything you have coming up on your calendar.
If you want an easy way to check your calendar, try out the Apple Watch’s Time Travel feature. By scrolling with the watch’s crown, you can rapidly view every event on your calendar by jumping ahead in time. When you’re finished, just press the crown to return to the present. To enable Time Travel on your own watch, open the Watch app on your phone. Then hit Clock > Time Travel.