How does it handle more than 12 contacts?

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  1. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like the changed the interface to do that circle thing with 12 initials and the selected ones face in the middle. I am hoping that is just the last 12 people you called or texted and that there is an easier way to see the other 80 people in my contact list. I also do not have pictures of everyone in my list so I am hoping the center will have the full name.
     
  2. blah35 macrumors regular

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    I won't have this problem as I only have 11 friends.
     
  3. troop231 macrumors 603

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  4. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Likely you'll have to use Siri to access the rest.
     
  5. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Those 12 contacts are just the ones you've favorited on your iPhone. The Watch does have its own Phone and Messages app, I'm sure you'll be able to look up the other people using those apps.
     
  6. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    my guess is that these are your recent contacts, in the same way that the current iphone displays them when you go into the task manager

    so top 12 recent contacts maybe?
     
  7. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I'd say its your most recently contacted friends.
     
  8. jafingi macrumors 65816

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    Maybe if you have more, it will switch to the contact list they had prior to "the wheel" announced last Monday?

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  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I'm sure one of the press videos showed both ways. One was favourites the other was the above list
     
  10. KauaiBruce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I hope the wheel IS the favorites list and there is an easy way to get to the version shown in reply #8.
     
  11. AlphaTeam macrumors regular

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    If their track record is the same its just going to take 3 OS versions before we get anything fancy like a folder.
     
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    Looks like a pretty bad solution from Apple.. I have favorite contacts on my iPhone. Why not just sync these to the watch? Why do I need to have two lists of favorites (one on iPhone, one in the companion app)?

    A lot of double work will go into this.
     
  14. refslady macrumors regular

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    And since 11 people already liked your post, I can't be the 12th one.
     
  15. Joe HS macrumors 6502

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    Because the contacts you add here will need to own an Apple Watch. Theoretically them owning one has no bearing on who you favourite as a contact the ordinary way – so they don't interfere this way.
     
  16. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    What are the chances that 13 people you know will buy an apple watch?
     
  17. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    First world problems
     
  18. Bonestle macrumors member

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    I don't think this is quite true. You can still text or call friends who do not have an Apple Watch. For those who do, an extra button appears which allows you to make those little drawings and send heartbeats etc. so you can have whoever you want in this friends list although it would make sense to add friends who have the watch also.
     
  19. jafingi macrumors 65816

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    No they don't. It's just like normal favorites on the iPhone.

    When you click the contact, you have the option to call them or send a message.
    See this video from 1:45 where Jon shows the favorite UI.

    It wouldn't make sense to limit favorites to ones that have a Watch. It's just to let you quickly call or message persons you often talk to.
     
  20. KauaiBruce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    THANKS!! That totally clarified things for me. I LOVE that I can assign those spots to exactly who I want. I just realized that is someone ELSE calls me the phone is going to send their picture to the watch anyway. I definitely do not have more than 12 that I regularly initiate a call or text to. It makes much more sense now.

    If I want to call anyone else I am sure I can say "Hey Siri, Call John Doe"
     

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