Top 5 things you didn’t know your Apple Watch can do

Andreas Milano

Apple Watch is a useful gadget that helps you plan and track different day-to-day activities. Besides tracking time, you can navigate routes, plan your schedule, monitor your fitness, set notifications. However, there are certain lesser-known capabilities of an Apple Watch that significantly make your task easy. Here are the top […]

Apple Watch is a useful gadget that helps you plan and track different day-to-day activities. Besides tracking time, you can navigate routes, plan your schedule, monitor your fitness, set notifications. However, there are certain lesser-known capabilities of an Apple Watch that significantly make your task easy. Here are the top five things that you might not know your Apple Watch can do.

1) Control your Apple TV

Your Apple Watch enables you to control your Apple TV. Thus, you don’t have to worry if you lose your remote or it stops working. Using your Apple Watch, you can navigate through channels, change the volume, and adjust other settings. You can do all this through the Apple TV application on your watch. However, you need to sign in to your TV using your Apple account.

2) Unlock your Mac

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The unique feature about Apple produces is the high level of integration that enables you to unlock one device using the other. You don’t need to type the password every time you wish to unlock your Mac. You can do conveniently using your Apple Watch. On your Mac, go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy settings. Select Use your Apple Watch to unlock apps and your Mac.

3) Use your Apple Watch as an intercom

Intercom helps you connect the Apple devices of your family members. This helps you conveniently and effectively share data with each other. You can enable the Intercom feature on a variety of devices like the Apple Watch, iPhone, or iPad. You just need to go to the Home app and tap the house button located on the top-left. Tap Home Settings a then tap Intercom. Now, you can use Siri on your Apple Watch to intercom messages.

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4) Use your Apple Watch as a viewfinder

iPhone does not offer a handy viewfinder or a screen at the rear for recording vlogs. However, you can use your Apple Watch as a viewfinder. This feature allows you to take group photos or vlogging without losing focus while zooming. Just launch the camera app on your iPhone. Start the Remote app on your Apple Watch. You will see the image captured by your iPhone on the display of your watch. Now you can rotate your iPhone at different angles without going out of focus.

5) Take a screenshot

Apple Watch allows you to take screenshots so that you can keep your fitness accomplishments as a record. It also allows you to save your memos and calculations to access them later. To activate the screenshots feature, launch the Watch app on your iPhone. Go to My Watch and select General. Scroll down and toggle the Enable Screenshots on. Once you enable the screenshots, you can capture your screen by pressing the crown and the side button simultaneously.

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