Walkie Talkie

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by seashell81, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. seashell81 macrumors newbie

    seashell81

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    #1
    A very random one.
    Everywhere I read, you should only be able to use the walkie talkie app on watch OS5 by pressing and holding the button.
    Mine works by tapping the talk button, chatting away to my contact, then tap the button to finish. I don’t need to hold the button down. Is this a setting or an anomaly?

    Thanks
     
  2. STevil 39 macrumors newbie

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    #2
    I hope it's a setting because I find holding the button down to talk is a real pain.
     
  3. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    It’s a setting in Accessibility. Mine originally was push to talk, but I changed it to tap to talk, tap to turn off.
     
  4. infinitejest, Sep 21, 2018
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    infinitejest macrumors 6502

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    #4
    Is the Walke Talkie app not available on Series 1? I just installed watchOS 5 but I don't have the app...

    edit: nvm, turns out you need the facetime and/or contacts app on your phone for the app to show up.
     
  5. STevil 39 macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Awesome tip, thanks for sharing. Love these forums. Everything is obvious once you know how to do it.
     
  6. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I got the tip myself from a different thread in the Apple Watch Apps forum.
     
  7. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    I know it’s ‘just’ FaceTime Audio behind the scenes but Walkie Talkie is pretty cool. Been chatting to my friend who lives over 4700 miles away with basically zero lag...

    We live in the future! :D
     
  8. dorrien12 macrumors newbie

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    Wow...I was trying to talk to my son in the next city over and I could not reach him. He has a 1 and I have a 3 w/LTE. Which watches do you both have?
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    I don't see the setting.
     
  9. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    On watch app on iPhone.. General/Accessibility then scroll way down.
     
  10. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    I’m on a 4 and my friend has a 3.
     
  11. seashell81 thread starter macrumors newbie

    seashell81

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    #11
    Apologies for being quiet here... my notifications were turned off ‍♀️ Thank you so much for the solution!
     

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