18 quick tips for making the most of your Apple Watch Series 6 and the watchOS 7 software

Whether you just got a brand new Apple Watch Series 6 or are wondering about some of its hidden features or the more advanced new capabilities that are afforded by the recently released watchOS 7 software, be sure to watch this hands-on video walkthrough.

Hands-on video walkthrough: Apple Watch tips

Our videographer Harris Craycraft has put together this little hands-on video walkthrough for all the people out there who may be interested in learning about both major and less-obvious features of the Apple Watch Series 6 and the new watchOS 7 software.

Without further ado, here are 18 tips and tricks for using the Apple Watch Series 6.

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Don’t have the time to sit through the whole ten-minute video? Here’s a quick list right ahead showing you all the tips Harris mentions in his hands-on video.

18 tips for using Apple Watch Series 6

  • Fast charging: Series 6 charges about twenty percent faster
  • Sleep tracking: Tap the bed icon in the Control Center to enter sleep mode
  • Schooltime: Mainly for the Apple Watch SE, get to it from the Control Center
  • ECG: Starting with Series 4, you can measure your heart’s electrical activity
  • Blood Oxygen: You can measure your Vo2 max levels with Series 6
  • Handwashing: Your watch can help you wash your hands properly
  • Notifications: The option to clear all alerts is at the top of the Notification Center
  • Share watch faces: Tap and hold on a watch face, then tap the Share icon
  • Mac unlock: Like before, your Series 6 can unlock your Mac automatically
  • Screenshot: Enable screenshot-taking in Settings
  • Activity goals: Now you change your the Exercise and Stand goals to your liking
  • Find iPhone: Hold the Control Center icon to have your misplaced iPhone’s flash go off
  • Altimeter: Add the complication for real-time elevation data on your watch face
  • Count Up: This new watch face lets you use a timer, and it’s pretty cool
  • Translations: Ask Siri to translate something to another supported language
  • Complications: Add multiple complications from the same app to your watch face
  • Cycling directions: Maps gives you cycling directions along bike lanes and more
  • Camera: Launch the iPhone viewfinder from the watch face with the new complication

What’s your favorite tip, and why?