1. PrincessB's Avatar
    I have the iwatch 1st series and I do not have the friends option! I'm not sure if it's because I have the first generation one or what. But I am up to date with the latest iOS update. Anyone else have this issue?
    04-22-2017 07:12 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Maybe this will help you set up friends on the Apple Watch. Let us know if it doesn't resolve your issue.

    http://m.imore.com/how-set-friends-your-apple-watch
    04-22-2017 07:35 PM
  3. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Didn't the "Friends" feature get eliminated a few OS updates ago?
    mrkeynes likes this.
    04-22-2017 09:15 PM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Didn't the "Friends" feature get eliminated a few OS updates ago?
    Yep.
    04-22-2017 09:17 PM
  5. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I have the iwatch 1st series and I do not have the friends option!
    It's not you, it's Apple. As mentioned, Apple tossed it in an earlier update. I like the idea of a 'speed dial' for a few numbers and wish Apple could give a Contacts app what could put in the Dock.
    04-23-2017 07:04 AM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    When this was taken out, there was some chatter here about it but it seemed to go down pretty quick. Many thought the friends/sketches were fun but not something you used often. The changes made seemed to be more useful.
    Now and then I do think about it and think it'd be cool to add some of that back but realize I don't miss it that much.
    04-23-2017 07:36 AM
  7. PrincessB's Avatar
    It's not you, it's Apple. As mentioned, Apple tossed it in an earlier update. I like the idea of a 'speed dial' for a few numbers and wish Apple could give a Contacts app what could put in the Dock.
    Thank you. That makes sense. So question is there another way to add ppl? Like for challenges and stuff? Sorry new to iwatch
    04-23-2017 10:14 AM
  8. robertk328's Avatar
    Thank you. That makes sense. So question is there another way to add ppl? Like for challenges and stuff? Sorry new to iwatch
    You sure can! Here's the iMore writeup:

    How to set up and use Activity sharing on Apple Watch | iMore
    04-23-2017 01:03 PM
  9. PrincessB's Avatar
    Thank u!
    robertk328 likes this.
    04-23-2017 02:02 PM
  10. robertk328's Avatar
    Thank u!
    You're welcome! Let us know if you have any other questions
    04-24-2017 07:01 AM
  11. Quis89's Avatar
    I never knew about this feature back when it existed.
    robertk328 and PrincessB like this.
    04-24-2017 02:44 PM
  12. robertk328's Avatar
    I never knew about this feature back when it existed.
    It was fun, but I did not find myself using it much. The watch was slow enough that it was just easier to use the phone.
    04-24-2017 04:23 PM
  13. tcuprof's Avatar
    I'm going to explore Activity sharing. One by one, my "Fitbit friends" are replacing Fitbits with Apple watches. It's getting harder and harder to justify wearing an Apple watch and a Fitbit.
    mrkeynes likes this.
    04-24-2017 04:55 PM
  14. robertk328's Avatar
    I'm going to explore Activity sharing. One by one, my "Fitbit friends" are replacing Fitbits with Apple watches. It's getting harder and harder to justify wearing an Apple watch and a Fitbit.
    With later gen phones you can still use the phone as your step tracker for FitBit, just setup mobile track in the app. That way you can still have fun with those that haven't converted yet
    PrincessB likes this.
    04-25-2017 05:18 AM
  15. tcuprof's Avatar
    With later gen phones you can still use the phone as your step tracker for FitBit, just setup mobile track in the app. That way you can still have fun with those that haven't converted yet
    Yes, I used my iPhone as a Fitbit for a couple of years, but then when the AW2 let me leave my phone at home during runs, I bought the Fitbit Flex.
    04-25-2017 10:27 AM

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