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.

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Podcast by AppleVis on Friday, May 1, 2015

In this episode of his series of podcasts looking at the Apple Watch, David Woodbridge demonstrates how to use the Remote app to control an Apple TV from the Watch.

Podcast by AppleVis on Thursday, April 30, 2015

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.

Podcast by AppleVis on Thursday, April 30, 2015

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.

Podcast by AppleVis on Thursday, May 7, 2015

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.

Podcast by AppleVis on Monday, January 11, 2016

In this podcast, Amber shows us how to find and use the animated emoji available on the Apple Watch.

Podcast by AppleVis on Saturday, September 26, 2015

In this podcast, Milorad Pejic demonstrates how to check the battery level of your Apple Watch from the Notification Center of your iPhone.

Podcast by AppleVis on Friday, September 25, 2015

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.

Podcast by AppleVis on Saturday, September 26, 2015

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.

Podcast by AppleVis on Sunday, September 27, 2015

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.

Podcast by AppleVis on Monday, September 26, 2016

Lisa Salinger walks you through enabling and disabling this feature on the Series 2 Apple Watch.

Blog Post by David Goodwin👨‍🦯 on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In this post I explain the importance of reporting accessibility-related bugs to Apple; and make a few suggestions for the best way to do so.

AppleVis is a great platform for talking about VoiceOver, braille, and low vision bugs - to confirm with others that what you are experiencing is actually a bug; to seek and share workarounds; or to simply vent the occasional frustration - but we also need to make sure that the Accessibility Team at Apple is aware of each and every bug so that they can fix them in a future software update.

Blog Post by David Woodbridge on Thursday, April 9, 2015

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:

Podcast by AppleVis on Monday, July 13, 2020

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).

Podcast by AppleVis on Thursday, February 14, 2019
In this podcast, Thomas Domville shows us How to contact Apple for accessibility inquiries. Topics Covered in this Podcast Apple Accessibility Web Page: https://www.apple.com/accessibility/ Apple Product Feedback Web Page: https://www.apple.com/feedback/ Accessibility Support - Official Apple Support Web Page: https://support.apple.com/accessibility Today at Apple - Accessibility - Apple Web Page: https://www.apple.com/today/collection/accessibility-collection/ Apple Accessibility and Assistive Technology Email Address: Accessibility@Apple.com United States Apple Accessibility and assisstive Technology Phone Number: 877-204-3930 Contact Apple for support and service - Apple Support: https://support.apple.com/en-ie/HT201232
Podcast by AppleVis on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

In this podcast, Thomas Domville shows us how to set the chimes on your Apple Watch in Watch OS.

Podcast by AppleVis on Monday, April 26, 2021

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.

Podcast by AppleVis on Saturday, November 21, 2020

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.

Podcast by AppleVis on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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.

Podcast by AppleVis on Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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

Podcast by AppleVis on Saturday, April 25, 2015

In this first of a series of podcasts dedicated to Apple Watch, David Woodbridge takes an in-depth look at the device. The demonstration includes:

  • Unboxing both an Apple Watch Sport and an Apple Watch
  • Setting up the Apple Watch using the iPhone app and the Watch itself.
  • Using the Apple Watch iPhone app, including the various accessibility settings for VoiceOver users.
  • Navigating and using the Apple Watch interface
  • Customizing the Apple Watch