Have you ever experienced Apple Watch’s instant and convenient message and clock functions? Well, if this is your first time to use this device, these functions and features may seem to be too simple and basic. In order to supercharge your experience on using Apple Watch, in this post, some interesting tips and tricks would be introduced. Then, you can come to know that you have got a lot of things to benefit from Apple Watch. Now, let’s get it!
Part 1: Brief Introduction about Apple Watch
On March 10, 2015, Apple released the first generation of Apple Watch. Apple Watch uses a sapphire screen with two screen sizes. It supports dozens of functions such as phone calls, voice response messages, car connection, weather, flight information, map navigation, music playback, heartbeat measurement, step counting, etc. It is a comprehensive health and exercise tracking device. It can be used with your iPhone, and the error with the global standard time is no more than 50 milliseconds. Apple Watch uses Apple's self-developed S series chip, and there are many sensors on the back. When the user raises his hand, the display will automatically turn on.
Its arrival can make all the communication methods you take for granted simpler and more convenient. Because it is close to your wrist, it can send you reminders and notifications through touch. For example, when you receive a message, you will feel a light tap on your wrist. When you receive a notification, Taptic Engine will immediately remind you through Tap. Apple Watch can send Sketch, Tap and heartbeat to other Apple Watch users through Digital Touch. Every Monday, Apple Watch will suggest new exercise goals for users based on the activity data of the previous week. Also, Apple Watch uses a magnetic MagSafe charger plug and supports wireless charging. This design effectively solves the battery life problem. Apple Watch can also use Apple Pay.
Part 2: 12 Apple Watch Tips and Tricks You Should Know
For Apple Watch users, here are the 12 tips and tricks for Apple Watch you should know.
△ Make the on-screen text larger
In comparison with other iDevices with larger screen, Apple Watch’s screen is much tinier. Especially for some older group, if the on-screen text can become larger, that would be better. Go to Settings >> Brightness & Text Size and then adjust the size to your preferred one. Furthermore, if you would like to see the numbers in the larger text, then you can choose a specialty Big Text under the settings.
△ Find your iPhone with your Watch
As an additional support for iPhone, Apple Watch would do a lot of job for iPhone, especially when you can’t find your iPhone. Apple Watch could help you to locate it. You only need to go to the Control Center and enable it. Then, tap the Ping iPhone button in blue. Then, your iPhone would make a noise which could be the track to find it effectively.
△ Set your watch five minutes faster
This is quite essential for a watch. That is to set your watch at the very beginning. As well, you can set your watch five minutes fast. This is a useful trick to remind you of not being late for some important occasions. This would not affect the alarms, notifications or clocks, instead, it would show on the Watch face. Go to Settings >> Time >> +0 min, and then set the time you prefer.
△ Track sleep with Apple Watch
Without any additional programs, Apple Watch can be used to track your sleep period efficiently. But it would only be available for watchOS 7 and later. Before tracking, you should put your Apple Watch into a wind down mode. It would track time asleep and consistency of sleep period which can be regarded as two important factors for the test of a good sleep. However, its tracking statistics would not be as exact as you image.
△ Wash your hands properly
During the pandemic period, washing hands become an important aspect in our daily life. Apple Watch can be a helper to remind you wash your hands regularly. With watchOS7, it would help you to make sure you have cleaned your hands with enough time. You can start running the tap and washing your hands, then a timer would appear on the screen with a nice bubbly decal. It would countdown from 20 to remind you to wash your hands with enough time.
△ Turn off blood oxygen sensors during sleep
Used as an assistant for health, Apple Watch can focus on your blood pressure if you need. It can measure your blood oxygen levels occasionally. But you have to make sure you are not moving. You can choose to enable it or disable it in Sleep Mode and Theater Mode. Go to Settings >> Blood Oxygen, and then scroll down and turn off Sleep Mode and/or In Theater Mode.
△ Enable Fall Detection
During the version 4 unveiling, Apple has made great efforts to the Apple Watch Fall Detection which could protect you from falling by accident. But this function is not enabled by default, you have to turn it on. You simply need to go to Settings on your Watch face and tap My Watch and next click Emergency SOS, finally turn on the toggle for Fall Detection option.
△ Reply from the wrist
You can also reply to messages from the wrist via Apple Watch. You will find there is no keyboard on the Apple Watch, then how to reply to others via texts? Instead, you can tap the microphone to detect your replies with your voice and then scribble them letter by letter. Of course, Siri can be here if you would like to obtain better voice detection. You had better pair some Bluetooth headphones with a mic if necessary.
△ Use multiple third-party complications
Now Apple Watch can allow you to use third-party complications. Before watchOS 7, you may only be allowed to use some native apps, like the Weather app and so on. You can make full use of Infograph Modular to stream other third-party apps on your current Apple Watch, like Heart Analyzer etc.
△ Show your stripes
This trick is more attractive for the sports lovers. As the unique features for Apple Watch, users can select your own preferred colors for the stripes. Then you can use the stripes you have chosen to re-create your favorite sports team’s color or your nation’s flag. Finally it would show on the Watch face, but it is available for Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 4 and later.
△ Set up Apple Pay Cash
Apply Pay on Apple Watch is so convenient which allows you to pay for at any time and any place. You only need to open the messages app on your Apple Watch and then it would be ready to pay. By the way, you can set up Apple Pay Cash by going to Settings >> Wallet & Apple Pay >> Apple Pay Cash, then agree to the terms and finally it would be set up successfully.
△ Listen to music on your Apple Watch
For music lovers, this function on Apple Watch is quite important. You are allowed to add MP3s and pair it with AirPods for music. You should head over to the companion Watch app and then Music section. Also, you can add songs to the playlist as well. Before that, you had better pair the Bluetooth headphones with your Apple Watch. Moreover, you can refer to Apple Watch Spotify app which could allow you to listen to the playlist you have subscribed. Next, more information about how to download music free for Apple Watch would be introduced in the next part.
Part 3: Part 3: How to Download Music Free for Apple Watch?
For Spotify users, if you have been a subscriber, then all the playlists on this streaming platform can be added to your library. However, if you have not subscribed to Spotify, then you have to turn aside to other ways to obtain music free for Apple Watch. Leawo Music Recorder is an easy-to-use recording tool that allows you to record sounds in high sound quality. It has smart tools like Task Scheduler and Auto-filter, making you record sound in an easy and quick way. It is definitely affordable and useful software for you. The following steps will take Leawo Music Recorder as an example to show you how to record music from Spotify.
Step 1. Download Leawo Music Recorder
Choose the version that meets you system, then download and install Leawo Music Recorder on your computer.
- Record any sound from computer stream audio and built-in input audio.
- Record music from 1000+ music sites like YouTube, Facebook, Veoh, VEVO, etc.
- Schedule music recording via the internal recording task scheduler.
- Automatically/manually add and complete music tags like artist, album, cover, genre, etc.
- Save recorded musicfiles into either WAV or MP3 format for wide uses.
Step 2. Set recording internal audio from computer
Click the "Audio Source" icon on the main interface to set audio source firstly. To record Spotify music files, select "Record Computer Audio" option.
Step 3. Start to record online music
Click the red "Start" button to start recording. And then play Spotify music that you want to record. It should be born in mind that you should first let this music recording software start recording, and then play your source audio on Spotify.
Step 4. Edit music tags after recording
In "Media > Library" tab, you can see all your recordings. Your recordings will be automatically added music tags by this recorder. Right click on a recordings, then choose "Edit Music Tags" to manually edit music tags.
Follow the steps below, you can easily record your preferred music files for permanent use in the future. Furthermore, besides downloading the music files from streaming devices to your iPhone, you can also transfer downloaded music from computer to iPhone for further use which can also be streamed on your HomePod.