After months of waiting, the Apple Watch is finally upon us. People have started receiving their pre-orders and familiarizing themselves with their newest wearable.
It may not seem like the Apple Watch has many tricks up its sleeve when it comes to hidden features but you'll be surprised about what it can do.
These tips aren't exactly game changers, but that's simply because they're not meant to be. These are the tricks that will come in handy when you least expect them to. If you've found anything else out about the Apple Watch that you think people might not know about, drop a comment below.
How to take a screenshot
If you want to show off to your friends how well you did at the gym today, you can take a screenshot on your Apple Watch by quickly pressing both the side button and Digital Crown. The screenshot will then appear on both your Apple Watch and you iPhone.
How to Hard Reset
Yes, even the Apple Watch is likely to freeze at some point, if it does you can hard reset it by holding down both the side button and digital crown for at least ten seconds.
How to Find Siri
It's simple, but not entirely obvious. To activate Siri on the Apple Watch press and hold the digital crown until you see a “What can I help you with?" message. Any information given to you from the internet will be via your iPhone.
How to Force Close Apps
If an app isn’t working properly, you can use force close to restart it. To do this, press and hold the side button until the power down sliders appears, and then release it. Press and hold the side button again until the app disappears and you’re back to the home screen.
How to Hide Apps on your Homescreen
Hold on an icon and press the “x” button. It’ll ask you if you want to delete the app, and after that, the app is gone. However it’s not gone forever. You can always bring it back if you want through the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
How to Move Apps around your Homescreen
Just like on iPhone, you can move around your homescreen apps by holding and dragging. You can also use your iPhone to rearrange your apps by going into the Apple Watch app, and then to App Layout.
Clearing All Notifications
Instead of swiping each notification away individually, you can actually use force touch to dismiss all notifications with just one tap. Just bring down the notification center, Force Touch, and a new action will pop-up asking you if you want to clear all notifications.
Set a Default City for your Weather
To do this, head in to the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then go to Weather, and then Default City. Simple as that.
Pinging Your iPhone
This is by far the best one. If you've temporarily lost your iPhone you can ping it by swiping up to your Glances and tapping on the Ping iPhone button. The iPhone then 'pings' so you can track it down.
Sending Your Hearbeat
To freak your friends out in the middle of the night or to simply let them know you're still alive you can send them your heartbeat. To do this select a user from your 'Friends' section, you should see an icon between the phone receiver and the message bubble. Press it and then put two fingers on the screen to send your heartbeat.
Conserve Battery Life
As expected battery life isn't amazing on the Apple Watch, so you've got to do what you can to make the most of the not-so-great 205mAh battery.
First up is the same with any device, turn the screen brightness down, it's without-a-doubt the biggest drain in battery, so turn it down to a comfortable setting.
Another big drain on your Apple Watch is notifications and glances. To monitor Glances and app notifications, go to the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and you can individually toggle these off.
If having your heart rate tracked 24/7 isn't really your thing, you can turn this off in the Apple Watch iPhone app as well.
Know any more Apple Watch tips and tricks? Let us know below.