Phone Calls

Mute Incoming CallCover Apple Watch with your hand for 3 seconds. (If it doesn’t work, the option must be turned on in the Apple Watch on iPhone. Go into My Watch > Sounds & Haptics and turn on Cover to Mute.)
Send Phone Calls to VoicemailDouble-click the side button (not the Digital Crown) to send an incoming call directly to voice mail. Just like you double-click the Sleep/Wake button on an iPhone to do the same thing.
Hold Incoming Call So you Can Answer on Your iPhoneTap Answer on iPhone to put the call on hold. The caller will hear a repeated sound until you answer on the iPhone.


Turn Off ScreenCover the watch with your hand to turn off the display.
Turn On Power ReserveSwipe up on the watch face to open Control Center. Tap the battery percentage, then tap Power Reserve.
Turn Off Power ReservePress and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo and wait for the watch to restart.
Hard Reset (Force a Restart)Hold both the side button and Digital Crown for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.


ZoomIf you want to magnify the screen you can turn on zoom. Launch the Watch app on your iPhone. Go into General > Accessibility > Zoom. There you'll also find the gestures for using zoom.
Adjust the Intensity of the Haptic AlertsOpen the Settings app on your Apple Watch, or the Watch app on your iPhone. Go into Sounds & Haptics. Here you can adjust the Haptic Strength, or turn on Prominent Haptic for more intense notifications.


Switch AppsDouble-click the Digital Crown to jump to previous app. It's like double-clicking the Home button on the iPhone.
Force Close an AppWith the app is in the foreground, hold down the side button until you see the Power Off slider. Then hold the digital crown to force quit the active app.

Maps & Directions

Taptic Directions: Left Turn3 pairs of 2 taps
Taptic Directions: Right TurnSteady series of 12 taps
Taptic Directions: Last Leg & ArrivalLong vibration
Cancel/Stop DirectionsIn the Maps app, Force Touch and tap Stop Directions


Clear All NotificationsSwipe down on the watch face to see your notifications. Force Touch the screen and you can clear all notifications.
Use Apple PayDouble-click the side button. Swipe to choose a card, then hold the watch near the payment terminal. A pulse and tone will confirm payment.
Who Else Has an Apple Watch?When viewing contacts on the Apple Watch, the Digital Touch icon (a hand) lets you know that person also has an Apple Watch.
Locate Your iPhoneSwipe up on the watch face, then tap the Ping iPhone button. (iPhone must be within range.) Hold the Ping button (instead of tapping) to light up the iPhone’s flash!
Make Text Bold So It’s Easier to ReadOn Apple Watch, open the Settings app. Go into General > Accessibility, and turn on Bold Text.
Activate SiriPress and hold the Digital Crown, or lift your wrist and say “Hey Siri.”
Share Your LocationIn the Messages app, Force Touch the display and tap Send Location to send a pinned map to the recipient.
Take a ScreenshotPress both the side button and Digital Crown at the same time. The screenshot will go into the Photos app on your Apple Watch and iPhone.

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