#Howto … use your #applewatch – the features you forgot… #iphone #watchOS

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I have had a series 2 apple watch for over 6 months now and as with all things Apple, it is intuitive to use. As a result I simply fastened it to my wrist and it became part of my daily routine.

As we wait patiently for the latest watchOS to be released later this year, I decided to look at little bit closer at this technology and share some of the features that you may have forgotten to use…

Login to your Mac

While you’re wearing your Apple Watch, your Mac senses when you’re nearby and logs you in automatically. So it’s ready to use as soon as you wake it up.

I use this one a lot for both my MacBook Pro and Retina iMac27. The watch then “taps” your wrist when the computer unlocks providing quick access to your user.

Home Control

Use the Home app to manage all your HomeKit-enabled devices from your watch. Adjust the lighting, see who’s at the front door or check your thermostat with a tap.

Save our Souls!

Press and hold the side button and, no matter where you are in the world, SOS initiates a call with local emergency services. SOS can also send a message and a map of your location to your emergency contacts.

Apple Pay

Reload your gift card. Add minutes to your parking meter. Order your favourite takeout meal. Now you can securely pay within apps using Apple Pay — right from your watch.


Theatre Mode

Turn on Theater Mode to mute your Apple Watch and keep it from lighting up when you raise your wrist. It’s perfect when you’re at the movies or putting the kids to bed.

Ping your iPhone

When you can’t find your iPhone, Apple Watch can help. Just swipe up from the bottom of the watch face, then tap the Ping iPhone button. Even if your phone is set to silent, it will still make a tone.

Apple’s watchOS features