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kat.hayes

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Just got a new AppleWatch and have some questions:

1. Are there any issues with charging it with a larger power supply for an iPad Pro or even a MacBook?

2. I tried adding a calendar event and after it asked me what I wanted to enter nothing happens, like it didn’t hear me and time ran out. How do you get it to listen again? I ended up pressing crown and started over. Is this the only way to get it to work again?

3. I ended up doing it again by asking to add calendar event. It asked me what the day and time was though it never asked me what the event was, so it scheduled a blank event. What is the right way of entering a calendar event?

4. I had a reminder pop up on my phone, though nothing displayed on the watch. I checked settings on the Apple Watch app on my phone and it is set to Mirror on my iPhone for Reminders.

Thanks for any help!
 

casperes1996

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Well, I haven't gotten my own Apple Watch yet - still on a waiting list for more Series 4 to arrive, so I'll subscribe to any good tips people might come with, but for your Siri questions, I assume it's similar to Siri anywhere else.
The idea of Siri really is that there should be no one right command structure, but that you should use natural language, so I don't know about calling it "the correct way", but I schedule calendar events with Siri thusly:

"Hey, Siri! Schedule (entry) on (date) at (time)"
Siri will show the card and ask if there's anything about the scheduled events that needs to be changed. Instead of "at a time" you can also use the syntax "from (time) to (time)", if not specified an hour long event will be planned.

Regarding the card showing up with the details to be changed Watch Siri probably does that differently, but I'd assume the rest to be equivalent
 
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jtara

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Are there any issues with charging it with a larger power supply for an iPad Pro or even a MacBook
The charging cable plugs into a USB port/charger, and charges the watch inductively. You can plug it into any USB port. The power supply to the device with the USB port is irrelevant. The charger can't use more than 5W. It won't charge any faster from a USB port/charger that can supply more power than that.

Some USB data ports on computers only supply 500mA (1/2 A) so 0.5 x 5v (USB voltage) = 2.5W. So, actually may charge more slowly plugged into some computers.

Do NOT Macgyver the cable to plug into something other than a USB charging or data port! It is not designed for that.
 
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staggerlee41

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I rarely use Siri on my watch to set up events but that's primarily because I use my phone and it's always with me. I just tested on the watch and asked Siri to "'call Mike tomorrow at 12pm" It was added to my calendar. Try being more specific about what event you are looking to schedule.

Regarding the notifications popping up on your phone and your watch. First is make sure the watch also has the app installed if it's not a native iApp you may need to install the app on your watch. Assuming it is, mirroring iPhone is the way my notifications are set. It's possible that the watch is still in the "settling" period depending on how long you've had it. If it's still not giving you notifications after a day, go the route of un-pair then re-pair.
 
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MacNut

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Ok as some who has had an Apple Watch for a few week, how the heck do you write a 6.
 

jtara

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Ok as some who has had an Apple Watch for a few week, how the heck do you write a 6.
What do you mean?
You can actually write an iMessage on an Apple Watch, by tracing the letters, one by one.

But nobody but a McNut would actually try that! ;)

That said, I just tried it, and had no trouble writing a "6". Either with my finger or a stylus. Haha, now there's something that will get attention in a public place! (And perhaps a "check on welfare" visit from the police.) Writing messages on your watch with a stylus....
 
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MacNut

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You can actually write an iMessage on an Apple Watch, by tracing the letters, one by one.

But nobody but a McNut would actually try that! ;)

That said, I just tried it, and had no trouble writing a "6". Either with my finger or a stylus. Haha, now there's something that will get attention in a public place! (And perhaps a "check on welfare" visit from the police.) Writing messages on your watch with a stylus....
I only tried its once getting a zip code filled out. The 6 would be either turn out to be g b 2
 

ftaok

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Is there a way to answer a call without touching it?
I think you can answer a call using airpods or BT headphones. Of course, you'll have to touch the airpods/headphones, so it might not be a good solution for you.

Perhaps, you can say "Hey Siri, answer the phone"
 
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