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 Tuesday, April 28, 2015

In this episode of his series of podcasts looking at the Apple Watch, David Woodbridge demonstrates how to unlock the Watch. This can be done either directly on the Watch itself by entering a PIN or via the connected iPhone.

Podcast by AppleVis on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In this episode of his series of podcasts looking at the Apple Watch, David Woodbridge demonstrates how to use voice dictation to send a message.

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.

Blog Post by David Goodwin👨‍🦯 on Thursday, October 11, 2018

Traditionally, it's any new iPhones which are the highlight of Apple's fall product launches. However, for this year's “Gather Round” event, it was the Apple Watch Series 4 which was the star of the show for me. It was in my opinion the most ground-breaking in terms of product evolution; and, whereas I was somewhat underwhelmed by the three new iPhones, the Apple Watch had me impressed and… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more
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 Tuesday, September 13, 2016

In this podcast, David Woodbridge shows us how to access your Heartbeat in watchOS 3 now that the Apple Watch no longer has the ‘Glances’ feature.

Podcast by AppleVis on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

In this podcast, David Woodbridge shows us how in watchOS 3 the Apple Watch has gained a Dock to provide quick and easy access to the apps that you most frequently use. You choose which apps are shown here, and Apple claims that those selected should load much faster than in previous versions of watchOS as they are quietly keeping themselves up-to-date in the background.