In this episode of his series of podcasts looking at the Apple Watch, David Woodbridge shows us how to use the timer facility on the Watch.
Getting Started With the Apple Watch and watchOS
Listed below is a selection of posts from across the AppleVis website which have been especially selected to help you setup and get to know your first Apple Watch.Displaying 21 - 40 of 41
In this episode of his series of podcasts looking at the Apple Watch, David Woodbridge gives us an overview of the VoiceOver gestures which are available on the Watch.
In this episode of his series of podcasts looking at the Apple Watch, David Woodbridge shows us what features and functionality of the Watch are still available when not connected to an iPhone.
In this podcast, Amber shows us how to find and use the animated emoji available on the Apple Watch.
In this podcast, Milorad Pejic demonstrates how to check the battery level of your Apple Watch from the Notification Center of your iPhone.
In this podcast, David Woodbridge demonstrates how to quickly mute the hourly alerts given by the Apple Watch to remind you to periodically stand up.
In this podcast, David Woodbridge demonstrates the nightstand mode added to the Apple Watch in watchOS 2 and shows how to cancel or snooze alarms.
In this podcast, David Woodbridge shows us how in watchOS 2 it is now possible to reply to an email directly from your Apple Watch.
Lisa Salinger walks you through enabling and disabling this feature on the Series 2 Apple Watch.
When I spent a few hours with the Apple watch on April 8th 2015, I jotted down notes about the Apple watch’s physical description, general overall points, low vision and speech features, hearing, and Siri.
Some Initial Points
In a recent podcast of mine looking at the click wheel on the iPod nano 4/5th generations, and the touch screen access on the iPod nano 6/7th generations, VoiceOver access on the Apple watch has far exceeded my expectations.
It is important to note that the Apple watch is a companion to the iPhone and is designed to work in conjunction with the phone.
This is the first truly accessible main stream smart watch for people who require various types of accessibility options such as large print, speech output, mono audio etc.
Now on to my notes:
In this podcast, Thomas Domville shows us how to allow your Medical ID information to be sent automatically to emergency services, via a secure third-party service, when you call or text 911 or use Emergency SOS from your iPhone or Apple Watch (U.S. only; iOS 13.5 or later required; watchOS 6.2.5 or later required if Apple Watch is connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network without your iPhone nearby).
In this podcast, Thomas Domville shows us How to contact Apple for accessibility inquiries.
Topics Covered in this Podcast
Apple Accessibility Web Page:
Apple Product Feedback Web Page:
Accessibility Support - Official Apple Support Web Page:
Today at Apple - Accessibility - Apple Web Page:
Apple Accessibility and Assistive Technology Email Address:
In this podcast, Thomas Domville shows us how to set the chimes on your Apple Watch in Watch OS.
In this podcast, Thomas Domville showcases the new “Unlock with Apple Watch”” feature introduced in iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4 that allows the iPhone to use an unlocked and authenticated Apple Watch as a secondary authentication method; making it easier to unlock an iPhone when you're wearing a mask. When this feature is enabled in Settings > Face ID & Passcode, you will not need to take off your mask or enter a passcode to unlock your iPhone. Note that a full Face ID facial scan or a passcode will still be required to authenticate Apple Pay or App Store purchases.
Are you constantly losing or misplacing your iPhone? Do you have an Apple Watch? Well, here's an option to ease those tension and frustration in trying to find your iPhone. Check this podcast out as Thomas Domville shows us how to use your Apple Watch to find your iPhone.
In this podcast, David Woodbridge introduces us to taptic time-telling. You configure this in the Watch app on your iPhone. When it's on, quickly double-tap the watch face when it's locked to feel the full time, or triple tap for just the minutes. You can choose from a range of vibration patterns that will tell you the time. Think TimeBuzz, but now built in to watchOS.
In this podcast, Thomas Domville demonstrates how to force quit an app on Apple Watch.
Reasons you might want to do this include the app becoming unresponsive, frequently crashing, or you simply having a suspicion that the app might be the cause of a more general and system-wide issue.
As Thomas demonstrates, the process is simple - with the app open, press and hold the side button to show the power options. Then press and hold the Digital Crown to quit the app. 2 of 3
In this podcast, Thomas Domville shows us how to enabled Low Power Mode on your Apple Watch.
Introduced with watchOS 9, Low Power Mode reduces the amount of power that your Apple Watch uses so that you can save battery life.
Low Power Mode turns off these features
- Always On display
- Heart rate notifications for irregular rhythm, high heart rate and low heart rate
- Background heart rate measurements
- Background blood oxygen measurements
- Start workout reminder
Low Power Mode turns off these features when your iPhone isn’t nearby
- Wi-Fi and mobile data connections
- Incoming phone calls and notifications
Low Power Mode affects these features
It's hard to believe that it was 8 years ago that the first Apple Watch was released! I wasn't someone who dived straight in with Apple's new smart watch, but I did watch the reviews with interest and eventually, in 2016 I finally got a series 1 watch, which was actually the second version of the watch (just to make life confusing). I remember reading David Goodwin's one year anniversary blog post and a lot of his points really resonated with me. I liked the product, but there wasn't a "killer app" that made me love it. I eventually moved away from the Apple Watch when I briefly went over to the dark side (Android). I went back to iOS after a few months for reasons I won't get into here, but it took me a lot longer to go back to the watch. Quite simply, I wasn't missing it.
In this post, we will discuss the importance of reporting accessibility-related bugs to Apple and the best way to do so.
AppleVis is a great platform for discussing VoiceOver, Braille, and low vision related issues in Apple products, allowing you to confirm with others if what you are experiencing is indeed a bug, find and share workarounds, and express your frustration. However, it's important to make sure that the Accessibility Team at Apple is aware of these bugs so they can address them in future software updates.