How to Use Time Travel on Apple Watch in watchOS 2

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    With the recent update to watchOS 2, Apple added a new feature called Time Travel, which lets you turn back (or forward) time to display certain information from a different date and time.

    It works with complications on the watch face, like weather, calendar events, sunrise and sunset, stocks, and more. Depending on what you have displayed on your watch face, you'll see different information.

    Understanding Time Travel can be a bit confusing for some, so we'll explain it more in detail, with some highlights on what different watch faces can do.

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    Before using Time Travel, be sure to set your complications the way you want them. Now that Apple allows third-party complications, the options are even better.

    This feature works best with such watch faces as Utility, Modular, Simple, Color, and Chronograph because those faces have the most customizable complication options.


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    Article Link: How to Use Time Travel on Apple Watch in watchOS 2
     
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    EDIT: This article would have been really well-timed if posted on October 21, 2015. The actual future day.
     
  3. AngerDanger macrumors 68040

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    Apple's Time Travel feature is an awful lot like Pebble's timeline-based OS.

    Beat me to it. :D
     
  4. Duane Martin macrumors 6502

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    Really? You think what Apple has done looks like this? One could argue, and more accurately, that the Pebble TimeLine looks a lot like my old DayTimer.
     
  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Rotate the Crown? And here I thought it was just a jump to the left!
     
  6. Mikey44 macrumors member

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    That's the time warp... which is close, but this here is time travel.
     
  7. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Ooooooooooooooh. Well that solves a lot of my other problems now.
     
  8. dampfnudel macrumors 68030

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    I would order a Apple Watch right now if it really had a time travel feature.
     
  9. KiwiAdventure Suspended

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    These watches are still a total waste of time until Apple adds GPS and a sim card.
     
  10. BruceEBonus macrumors 65816

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    Turn it back to the time you thought about buying a Watch and use hindsight to think again? A crazy idea. This could lose Apple $$$ in cancelled sales! :-o
     
  11. Rocketman macrumors 603

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    I think these how-to articles are a value added element to the site. Now how about one on how to save all past text messages, the two tools I tried only saved them to a degree and sent the collected filed to "undisclosed recipients".

    Also a way to save sent messages to a new device since in my workflow involves using them as the starting point to new ones in many cases.

    Why can't I view my backups in iTunes and selectively restore only the thing I care about that minute or download it to a storage device?

    I am hoping these questions are fodder to future iPhone focused how-to articles. Keep up the good work.
     
  12. Simoleon547 macrumors member

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    All this aside, whatever person thought it a good idea to call a feature a "Complication" was an idiot. I don't want to use any kind of mobile device and have the word "Complication" ANYWHERE in the user interface. I'm not 50 or 60, I'm a 23 year old with a strong background in computer science and I don't want that word on my device.
     
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    If that was your best comedy attempt, I will not book tickets for your stand up comedy shows.
     
  14. RandomIan macrumors newbie

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    You do realize that the term "Complication" in the watch world is anything else on the timepiece that displays something other then the time. This term has been around for quite awhile and wasn't a feature that Apple decided to name.

    Chances are you have been staring at complications on your watch for quite some time.
     
  15. Dayv macrumors 6502

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    It's like these people don't care about horology at all!
     
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    I like the time travel, but it's too slow on days when I don't have much going on. It needs to not require as much turning when time is empty...

    I like the complications, but I didn't have enough space before they allowed the 3rd party complications. I need a scrollable watch face or a page 2 of the watch face!

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  17. Nevaborn macrumors 65816

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    I like Apple are making a forced effort to use the proper terminology but tbh I too cringed as like with the person said complications has a negative connotation for those not familiar with time pieces and tbh that will be the majority of Apple users as most people use their phones for the time.

    It is a good effort by Apple but maybe a larger marketing miss step. I would of put them under the extensions banner. That way you may one day open your watch face to 3rd party extensions. eBay having a countdown timer and the current bid on an item your watching in the bottom corner of the face for example.
     
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    I care about hor's, just don't tell my wife!

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  19. Pagemakers macrumors 68020

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    Time travel should have an option to step through event by event not minute by minute.

    Sometimes I have no events for 24 hours. It's a lot of crown turning for nothing. Stupid.
     
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    The word complication and its origin can be looked up on Wikipedia. You've got more to learn young Padawan.
     
  21. kcipopnevets macrumors newbie

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    Very interesting feature. It needs some buffing around the edges but recalling past notifications can prove to be useful!
     
  22. RandomIan macrumors newbie

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    I often use it for the weather as well as my calendar events, so its hard to say that one complication should have a step by step when another is tracked by the hour or whatever. Apples and Oranges.

    I think the ability to change that pace at which the Time Travel moves would be the better option to suit the user. I would like to time travel by 15 mins rather then per min. but I am sure that this is something that will be added in future updates. Baby steps by apple to ensure that this a feature that people use enough to justify putting more time, effort and code into.
     
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    Agreed!
     
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    Is there a way to turn off this feature? My cuffs frequently rotate the crown, so that I look at my watch and see a time that's minutes or hours wrong.
     

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