Older watchOS editions included a warning about outdated Apple Watch apps needing an update to improve reliability. Beginning with watchOS 5, those apps refuse to open at all. Here’s how to see the list of legacy apps on your Apple Watch.
Apple Watch Series 3 wearers who find spoken Siri responses too loud will be glad to hear (no pun intended) that watchOS 5 lets them change the volume of spoken Siri responses separately from the main system volume, here’s how.
The watchOS 5 software let you customize the Apple Watch Control Center to your liking. Here’s how to move those frequently-used toggles, such as Battery or Do Not Disturb, to the top of the list for instant access without having to scroll.
Apple Watch used to recognize only the wireless networks you previously connected to on your iPhone, but not anymore. Thanks to watchOS 5, you can now manually connect to nearby Wi-Fi networks on the go, directly from your wrist, no iPhone needed whatsoever.
As you access web content through your Apple Watch, the watchOS operating system stores cookies, history, saved passwords and other web browsing data on your Apple Watch. You can free up the storage take up by website data by clearing the caches, here’s how.
New in watchOS 5, you can optionally receive an alert to start the correct workout and/or get reminded to end your session in case you forget. If you don’t need auto-workout detection to start and stop your sessions, disabling it will help prolong your Apple Watch battery life.