10 Cool Things Your Apple Watch Can Do That You Probably Have No Idea Exist

10 Cool Things Your Apple Watch Can Do That You Probably Have No Idea Exist

1. Identify Background Music

Thought shazam was the best thing since sliced bread? Well there's no need to go through the hassle of searching through your pockets to find your phone and unlock it, then search for the shazam app just to find the song is ending. Now you can your Apple watch to find that catchy song. Simply raise your watch and say "Hey siri what song is playing?"

2. Take a Photo on Your iPhone Using Your Apple Watch

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The times of having to set a timer to take a group picture could be a thing of the past. You can now use your Apple watch to capture that group photo and not be left out! simply open the camera app on your apple watch and wallah you'll have access to the same camera screen as your phone (In real time).

3. Stream music from your watch to speakers

Use your Apple watch to stream your music straight to your speakers. Simply play song using your apple watch, whilst the track is playing use force touch (press hard) on your screen to open air play. Once you've found your device connect and enjoy.

4. Take Screenshots

Press the side button while also holding the Digital Crown both at the same time. When your your screenshot is taken it will be located to your iPhone Photos app.

5. Settings for those who prefer their watch on their left wrist

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For those who prefer their watch on their left wrist (myself included) to change the orientation of your Apple watch simply do the following. Go to the Apple watch app on your iphone, under My Watch and then General, visit the Watch Orientation option to pick your preference: right or left.

6. Use Your Apple Watch To Pay 

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Here's the scenario, you're shopping in your favorite supermarket and you're at the front of the line. As your approach the checkout you try to reach for your wallet only to find it's not there! You forgot your phone in your car, what do you do? 

Use your apple watch to pay, here's how;

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

  2. Tap My Watch, then tap Wallet & Apple Pay.

  3. If you have cards on your other Apple devices, or cards that you recently removed, tap Add next to a card you want to add, then enter the card’s CVV.

  4. For any other card, tap Add Card, then follow the onscreen instructions.

Your card issuer may require additional steps to verify your identity.

7. Find Your Phone

If you’ve misplaced your phone, you can send a ping from your Apple Watch so your phone makes a loud sound.

8. Order a Food from your wrist 

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This feature may not be fully accessible to all countries as I am writing this post. However if you're hungry, and don't particularly want to go through the hassle of reaching into your pocket to order your food then you're in luck.

For now it appears Apple watch food delivery is exclusive to america and Ireland but plans to roll out the app for multiple restaurants looks to take place by 2022.

Here is how it works.

9. Cover your watch to silence and dim it

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In the Watch app, go to Sound & Haptics, and enable Cover to Mute. You can then silence the watch at any time by simply placing your palm over it.


10. Stay close to your lover's heart

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With the built in heart rate monitor, the Apple watch activity sensor measures your heart rate and sends your heart rate to another users Apple watch of your choice. The other user will receive a notification in the form of a sound with an image of the heart rate as well as a throb.