How to calculate tips and split bills with your Apple Watch

Apple Watch calculate tips

Aside from performing basic arithmetic calculations in watchOS 6, you can also use the Calculator app on your Apple Watch to split checks easily and quickly calculate tips.

This convenient feature was introduced as part of the watchOS 6 segment during the keynote address held at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2019.

It requires that the watchOS 6 or newer update be installed on your Apple Watch. Additionally, you should keep in mind that the tip feature is not available in all countries and regions.

Apple Watch calculate tips

Follow along with iDB as we show you how to use the Calculator app on your wrist for tip calculations and splitting checks.

How to calculate tips and split bills on Apple Watch

To quickly calculate a tip and split your check evenly, follow the steps below:

1) Open the Calculator app on your Apple Watch with the watchOS 6 software or newer by using Siri or press the Digital Crown to get to the app list and hit that Calculator icon.

2) Use the digit keys in the Calculator app to enter the total amount of your restaurant bill, for example, then tap the button labeled with the text “Tip”.

Apple Watch split bills3) Now chose a desired tip percentage by turning the Digital Crown. The tip percentage is a cultural thing that varies from one country to another. In the United States, for example, a general rule for waiters is to tip between 15 and 20 percent of your pre-tax bill.

4) Lastly, tap the button People and turn the Digital Crown to enter the number of people sharing this bill.

The Calculator app will instantly display requested information including the tip amount, the total amount and the amount each person owes assuming the bill is split evenly.

And that’s all there’s to it, folks!

One final tip before we go: the Calculator app is available as a complication so add it to your a watch face for fast one-tap access to a tip calculator, right from your wrist.

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