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  1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Hey all - strange question...

    Recently tried/setup the Walkie Talkie feature with my wife. Thought we'd give it a try. Kinda cool.

    All good, but now whenever I look at my watch, the walkie talkie icon appears for a second at the top of my display, then disappears. Not a huge deal but kind of annoying.

    Know of any way to disable that?
    01-23-2019 09:59 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Hey all - strange question...

    Recently tried/setup the Walkie Talkie feature with my wife. Thought we'd give it a try. Kinda cool.

    All good, but now whenever I look at my watch, the walkie talkie icon appears for a second at the top of my display, then disappears. Not a huge deal but kind of annoying.

    Know of any way to disable that?
    Whenever Walkie Talkie is enabled, your watch will let you know that you’ve made yourself available on Walkie Talkie.
    To get rid of that icon you will have to make yourself unavailable.
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    01-23-2019 10:03 AM
  3. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    You can't hide the icon without disabling the feature. If you want to turn walkie talkie off, scroll up from the watch face and find the icon:

    Walkie Talkie Notification Persists!-img_6532.png

    Then tap the icon and the feature will be off.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    01-23-2019 10:46 AM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You can't hide the icon without disabling the feature. If you want to turn walkie talkie off, scroll up from the watch face and find the icon:

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    Then tap the icon and the feature will be off.
    Your image shows broken in TapaTalk.
    01-23-2019 11:07 AM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Your image shows broken in TapaTalk.
    Really? Do you really want me to comment on that?

    Heh heh heh.
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    01-23-2019 12:26 PM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    Really? Do you really want me to comment on that?

    Heh heh heh.
    Take it up over Walkie Talkie, then.
    01-23-2019 12:35 PM
  7. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Take it up over Walkie Talkie, then.
    Sorry, that was a tapatalk beta inside joke.
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    01-23-2019 01:12 PM
  8. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Another benefit of leaving it disabled is that there is less battery drain on the Watch!
    01-23-2019 01:33 PM
  9. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Another benefit of leaving it disabled is that there is less battery drain on the Watch!
    Good to know. I had that yellow dot peek at me for a second every time I looked at my Watch. Very annoying.

    Eventually it went away, through no action of my own that I know of. But it's good to know what to do.
    02-19-2019 05:38 AM
  10. tcuprof's Avatar
    Out of curiosity, is anybody here actually using this feature?
    02-19-2019 04:03 PM
  11. Tartarus's Avatar
    Out of curiosity, is anybody here actually using this feature?
    None of my close friends have an Watch, and those with an Watch I’m not close enough with to Walkie Talkie with them.
    02-19-2019 04:34 PM
  12. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I use it periodically with my sister. My nephew is getting a watch for his birthday in a couple of days so we may use it too. We are going to be traveling together later this spring and I’m really looking forward to using it then. I’ll be easier than texting or calling on the phone.
    Last edited by Annie_8plus; 02-19-2019 at 06:37 PM.
    02-19-2019 05:17 PM
  13. scruffypig's Avatar
    Out of curiosity, is anybody here actually using this feature?
    My friend with an Apple Watch set it up with me, but never uses it.
    02-19-2019 06:25 PM
  14. ksassy's Avatar
    Out of curiosity, is anybody here actually using this feature?
    I have one contact setup but we've never used it.
    02-20-2019 05:55 AM
  15. doogald's Avatar
    I will never use the feature.
    02-20-2019 09:45 AM
  16. steveh552's Avatar
    My ex and I had it set up on our watches but it never functioned properly so we never used it. I just gave my son my series 3 since I got a 4 and it worked between us no issue. Not sure we would use it
    02-20-2019 04:52 PM
  17. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    I used this feature once, and it was merely to prove it worked. Have not used it since...
    03-02-2019 07:14 AM

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