Useful Tips, Tricks, and Walkthroughs for New Apple Watch Owners

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If you got a new Apple Watch for the holidays, this is the article for you. We've collected all of our Apple Watch-related how tos and guides to help you learn the ins and outs of your new wrist-worn device.

Even if you've had an Apple Watch before, the newest Series 4 and Series 5 models have updated features like ECG functionality that lets you take a quick electrocardiogram right from the wrist, and with the Apple Watch Series 5 specifically, there's a new always on display.


Below, we've organized our Apple Watch-related how tos into quick access categories, so browse through to see if there's something new to learn.

For Beginners
Useful watchOS Tips
Hidden Features
Advanced Tricks
Apple Music and Apple Watch
Using Apple Watch with AirPods
Must-Watch Videos

We've created a selection of useful videos that highlight tips, tricks, and other information that's useful if you're a new Apple Watch owner. Make sure to check them out!






More Info

Do you have useful Apple Watch tips and tricks that we've missed in our how tos and that new Apple Watch owners should know? Make sure to share them in the comments!

If you want to know more about the Apple Watch Series 5 and watchOS, the operating system that runs on the Apple Watch, make sure to check out our Apple Watch Series 5 and watchOS 6 roundups.

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Would be nice if the calculator can have a subtotal field and it calculates the tip off the subtotal and have a grand total that can be split.
Always tip off the subtotal.
 

davidg4781

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Would be nice if the calculator can have a subtotal field and it calculates the tip off the subtotal and have a grand total that can be split.
Always tip off the subtotal.
What’s the reason behind this, other than giving a smaller tip? What are you looking at? An extra 2%?

And before anyone gets upset, I don’t work in an industry that receives tips and I feel the tipping culture is ridiculous.
 

predation

macrumors 65816
Apr 3, 2013
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What’s the reason behind this, other than giving a smaller tip? What are you looking at? An extra 2%?

And before anyone gets upset, I don’t work in an industry that receives tips and I feel the tipping culture is ridiculous.
It’s because when you tip off the grand total, you’re calculating tip off the taxed amount. That’s just me.
I tip generously, 20%-25%, but I’m not tipping on tax.
 

Karl Johnson

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Dec 26, 2019
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Has anyone else had problems with expanding battery with earlier gen Apple watches? My wife’s Apple Watch battery expanded and the screen popped off. Kaputt.