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watchOS 7: 14 Tips and Tricks for Apple Watch

azentropy

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I just want Hey Siri to work better... It doesn't, still like talking to a toddler - sometimes it responds sometimes it doesn't.
 
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lartola

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Great tips, but a couple of notes: 1. The three second countdown in the camera remote app is NOT NEW. It’s been there all along since the first version of watchOS when the paired iphone has live photos turned on (when liv3 photos are turned off, the watch app will take a 10 pic burst with no countdown). 2. WatchOS 7.0.1 has a bug that affects some watch faces such as countdown or cronograph pro when setting the color to Watermelon: if you set it from the watch app on the paired iphone, it shows the first color of the list on the watch and viceversa (example: choosing watermelon for the chronograph pro watch face in the app sets it white on the watch and choosing watermelon on the watch itself sets it to white in the watchface preview in the watch app on the paired iphone). Hopefully the next update will fix the bug.
 
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lartola

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Love the count-up face. Great addition to the rest of the watchOS face collection.
There is a bug in watchOS 7.0.1 that affects that watch face and one other, though. If you choose the new Watermelon color in the watch app on the paired iphone it doesn’t update properly on the watch, and if you set it on the watch the preview in the watch app doesn’t update properly. It happens with both the chronograph pro and count up watch faces. No problem in other faces that also support the new Watermelon color such as California or Typograph.
 
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On Apple Music you can “Love” or “Dislike” a song, not “Like | Dislike” or “Love | Hate”.

Sometimes it bothers me, it analogs to a parent trying to be super protective of words or an HR person going around saying the exact proper word: “so, I’m fired??!!” “Well, no no, not really, you just can’t come here to work anymore. Also, I’ll need that badge”
That would be greaaaaat...

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I still don’t understand the Count Up watch face. And I’ve read several descriptions
I haven't yet either, even after learning from this article that you can rotate the bezel. Makes no sense, and I consider myself a power user. And what are the white dots all about? I've left the timer running and even after an hour, they don't appear to have any purpose. Certainly not decorative. 🤷‍♂️
 
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gr8tfly

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Great summary. I’ve been enjoying the X-Large with one weather complication as a weekend watch face.
I’m really hoping Apple allows contextual watch faces - automatically changing based on time, location, etc.
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I believe I saw an article somewhere showing you could do that through Shortcuts. They can be based on a variety of events, even nested. Wish I could remember where I saw it though.
 
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I’m really hoping Apple allows contextual watch faces - automatically changing based on time, location, etc.
Same here!! I know the Time Lapse face will change from day to night, but I think so much more could be customized by time and location faces.
 
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jglavin

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Core training isn't a new workout - it's been there since at least 2017. They only changed the icon.
 
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I believe I saw an article somewhere showing you could do that through Shortcuts. They can be based on a variety of events, even nested. Wish I could remember where I saw it though.
Worth my time so I will search for it; if you track it down I’d love to know.
 
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I believe I saw an article somewhere showing you could do that through Shortcuts. They can be based on a variety of events, even nested. Wish I could remember where I saw it though.
Same here!! I know the Time Lapse face will change from day to night, but I think so much more could be customized by time and location faces.
Found! https://lifehacker.com/automatically-change-your-apple-watch-face-by-location-1845304120
Setup is super simple.
shortcuts —> Automation —> create personal automation —> time of day —> set for what you want, repeat, etc —> action —> watch —> set face

Turn off “ask before running” and you’re set.

Tested and confirmed!
 
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