1. Almeuit's Avatar
    Well.. Some of you may know me .. some may not. I am mainly an Android guy but I do not hate others (like Apple) and will often suggest their products for many others. That said my gf who I got on the Apple train (iPhone 7 Plus / iPad Air 2) finally decided to get a real smartwatch as per my suggestion...

    An Apple Watch Series 3! She even went with cellular (that was her choice on that) since she likes the idea of not having to have the phone right by her and being able to do whatever but still take calls.

    SO... My point in making this thread was to ask if anyone had any tips/tricks for Apple Watch? I know iOS products (iPhones/iPads) from using them myself but as for a Smartwatch (any) I am dumb.

    Any tips would be appreciated! .
    05-25-2018 06:32 PM
  2. msm0511's Avatar
    Congrats to your GF. I've got Friday brain at the moment, but I'll come back and share some tips soon!
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    05-25-2018 06:38 PM
  3. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Grats on the purchase.

    Cases are a personal choice. I have a couple for my s3 but wear it without it most of the time.

    Go ahead and sign up for Apple Heart Health study and get a couple apps to monitor sleep, then before bed put the watch in DND and theater mode to track sleep. You'll be amazed at what you discover.

    And it's waterproof so go swimming and exercise.

    Enjoy.
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    05-26-2018 11:14 AM
  4. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I’m so glad for you! The one thing I did that I wish I hadn’t was allowing all my watch-compatible apps to be automatically loaded onto the watch during setup. It would have been much better to add them manually through the watch app on your phone after the initial setup!
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    05-26-2018 11:40 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    In regard to tips, I would suggest that your gf to


    1. Go through each and every setting within both the Watch app and the Watch settings.
    2. Don’t install every app that’s on her iPhone onto the Watch.
    3. Figure out which notifications do not need to be popping up on the Watch.
    4. If she also has a newer model Mac, select the option to allow the Auto Unlock option to have the Watch unlock the Mac.
    5. Put some music on the Watch for workouts, if she is into fitness.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 05-26-2018 at 08:13 PM.
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    05-26-2018 11:50 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    Thanks for the tips so far everyone!

    Do you guys think the 50 bucks for Apple Care is worth? We can also add it on when she gets it right? She bought it from Kohl's so once we get it I'll set it up on Verizon then I may want to look into adding that.
    05-26-2018 02:02 PM
  7. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I think so. Mo d you, I didn’t get it because my husband doesn’t believe in “extended warranties” but $50 isn’t that much more!
    05-26-2018 02:05 PM
  8. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Thanks for the tips so far everyone!

    Do you guys think the 50 bucks for Apple Care is worth? We can also add it on when she gets it right? She bought it from Kohl's so once we get it I'll set it up on Verizon then I may want to look into adding that.
    If I remember right Apple only gives you 30 days from the purchase to buy AppleCare+. I did not need it for my first gen Apple Watch so I didn’t buy it for my Series 3. I am constantly banging my hands and wrists against things for work and my Apple Watch has always survived.
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    05-26-2018 02:05 PM
  9. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    As far as tips go, depending on how much wrist movement you have throughout the day, you may want to consider changing the watch orientation to have the crown toward the forearm rather than the hand.

    Unlike many others here I just let all my apps add to my Apple Watch, they take up almost no space, but if you don’t then it really just depends on what you want to do with the watch.

    There are a few Watch faces that allow you to use your own photos, but they don’t have very many complications on them, however, it’s something to consider.

    If fitness is a goal at all, the built-in fitness app has a number of different pre-installed workouts/workout types.

    I’ll see if I can think of anything really useful. I just tend to use mine for notifications, Activity, and Pokemon Go.
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    05-26-2018 02:10 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    Roger that.
    If I remember right Apple only gives you 30 days from the purchase to buy AppleCare+. I did not need it for my first gen Apple Watch so I didn’t buy it for my Series 3. I am constantly banging my hands and wrists against things for work and my Apple Watch has always survived.
    05-26-2018 02:17 PM
  11. msm0511's Avatar
    I would go through the iPhone app for the  Watch and edit the quick replies for Messages to replies she might actually use. Also play around with Force Touch. There are nifty things she can do depending on the screen she's on. Clear all notifications, quickly Customize complications, stuff like that.


    Do you guys think the 50 bucks for Apple Care is worth? We can also add it on when she gets it right? She bought it from Kohl's so once we get it I'll set it up on Verizon then I may want to look into adding that.
    I meant to go back and add it to mine, but forgot honestly. I luckily haven't needed it yet, and I've banged mine around pretty hard at times.
    05-26-2018 02:44 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks for the tips so far everyone!

    Do you guys think the 50 bucks for Apple Care is worth? We can also add it on when she gets it right? She bought it from Kohl's so once we get it I'll set it up on Verizon then I may want to look into adding that.
    I suppose so. I mean, that is a judgement call you're going to have to make. I don't have Apple Care Plus for my Watch, but it's not as expensive or as important to me than my iPhones or my MacBook Pro.
    05-26-2018 08:18 PM
  13. popkurn611's Avatar
    My only main gripe about the AW is that when you’re wearing it and it’s connected to your iPhone all incoming notifications are silenced on the iPhone. The screen doesn’t turn on and no sound, just the ding noise in the watch or the haptic vibrate (which isn’t strong enough). I end up missing lots of notifications. Apparently this was designed so the iPhone can conserve its battery but I wish Apple let that be a setting you can turn on or off.
    05-31-2018 07:28 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    My only main gripe about the AW is that when you’re wearing it and it’s connected to your iPhone all incoming notifications are silenced on the iPhone. The screen doesn’t turn on and no sound, just the ding noise in the watch or the haptic vibrate (which isn’t strong enough). I end up missing lots of notifications. Apparently this was designed so the iPhone can conserve its battery but I wish Apple let that be a setting you can turn on or off.
    The notification sound and haptic feedback is definitely strong enough for me, and I depend on my Watch a great deal, especially while at work in which my iPhone stays mostly at my desk. With that in mind, have you enabled the "prominent haptic" toggle within the settings on the Watch?
    05-31-2018 07:38 PM
  15. popkurn611's Avatar
    The notification sound and haptic feedback is definitely strong enough for me, and I depend on my Watch a great deal, especially while at work in which my iPhone stays mostly at my desk. With that in mind, have you enabled the "prominent haptic" toggle within the settings on the Watch?
    What does the prominent haptic setting do? I just want my iPhone screen to turn on and alert me simultaneously just in case I don’t feel the Apple Watch on my wrist. The ding sound on the watch annoys me so I don’t use it, wish I can change that sound
    05-31-2018 07:40 PM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    What does the prominent haptic setting do? I just want my iPhone screen to turn on and alert me simultaneously just in case I don’t feel the Apple Watch on my wrist. The ding sound on the watch annoys me so I don’t use it, wish I can change that sound
    The prominent haptic option makes the vibrations more noticeable when you get a notification via your Watch.
    05-31-2018 07:43 PM
  17. doogald's Avatar
    My only main gripe about the AW is that when you’re wearing it and it’s connected to your iPhone all incoming notifications are silenced on the iPhone. The screen doesn’t turn on and no sound, just the ding noise in the watch or the haptic vibrate (which isn’t strong enough). I end up missing lots of notifications. Apparently this was designed so the iPhone can conserve its battery but I wish Apple let that be a setting you can turn on or off.
    You can turn off notifications on the Apple Watch on an app by app basis, and then notifications will always go to the phone.

    On the iPhone, Watch app, Notifications, turn off "Mirror iPhone Alerts From" for all of your apps. And I believe that you can do the same for the stock apps (e.g., tap Messages, tap "Custom", turn off alerts, sound, and haptics.)
    06-01-2018 08:42 AM
  18. popkurn611's Avatar
    You can turn off notifications on the Apple Watch on an app by app basis, and then notifications will always go to the phone.

    On the iPhone, Watch app, Notifications, turn off "Mirror iPhone Alerts From" for all of your apps. And I believe that you can do the same for the stock apps (e.g., tap Messages, tap "Custom", turn off alerts, sound, and haptics.)
    Well I want to be able to see the messages and reply on my watch too. Basically I want notifications and alerts to come through on both which is not possible.
    06-01-2018 08:48 AM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    Well we should see her watch delivered today. She's excited.
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    06-01-2018 10:44 AM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    06-01-2018 05:25 PM
  21. popkurn611's Avatar
    Which one she get?!
    06-01-2018 08:32 PM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    Which one she get?!
    The Apple watch series 3 cellular. Pink to match her phone.
    06-01-2018 08:32 PM
  23. popkurn611's Avatar
    The Apple watch series 3 cellular. Pink to match her phone.
    Oh nice the gold with the pink sand band? What size?
    06-01-2018 08:33 PM
  24. Almeuit's Avatar
    Oh nice the gold with the pink sand band? What size?
    The 38mm one.

    06-01-2018 08:36 PM
  25. msm0511's Avatar
    The notification sound and haptic feedback is definitely strong enough for me, and I depend on my Watch a great deal, especially while at work in which my iPhone stays mostly at my desk. With that in mind, have you enabled the "prominent haptic" toggle within the settings on the Watch?
    It really depends on what kind of work you do. I used to have a job where I was much more active, moving around constantly in a more noisy environment. I would sometimes miss the vibrations. Now that I have a job that my arms are moving around less I never miss them.
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    06-02-2018 09:51 AM
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