Apple Watch Tips

Apple Watch tips every user should know. Learn how to get the most out of your Apple Watch by reading these simples tips and tricks.

8 things to do before selling or trading your Apple Watch

Apple Watch Ultra 2, Series 9, and SE 2 together on a red and green background

Are you planning to sell your Apple Watch, pass it down to someone else, or send it for trade-in? Here are all the important things you must do to ensure the private information stored on your Apple Watch is not accidentally disclosed to others, and the next user can easily pair the wearable with their iPhone.

How to set the time on your Apple Watch ahead by a few minutes

Set time ahead on Apple Watch

Some people prefer setting their watches a few minutes ahead in order to provide themselves with a mental buffer when it comes to time. The basic psychology behind such a thing is that it makes it so that you're always "ahead" from a timing standpoint.

Apple has included a handy feature in the Apple Watch settings just for folks that like to run a few minutes ahead. This tutorial shows you how to display advance time on your watch face.

How to clean your Apple Watch bands

Eight Apple Watches with different watch faces and watch bands placed in a beautiful circular design

A clean Apple Watch band not only looks presentable but also increases comfort, significantly reduces the chance of skin irritations, and prevents damage and discoloration to the band. Plus, cleaning your watch band removes the unpleasant smell that might have developed due to sweat, dirt, etc.

In this guide, we will tell you all you need to know about how to clean your Apple Watch band depending on what it is made of.

How to force-quit apps on your Apple Watch

Apple Watch with many apps on a light gray background with faint red cross

If an app on your Apple Watch unexpectedly quits, stops responding, freezes, crashes, or won’t open, there’s a solution to that. Just follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to force quit a misbehaving app on your Apple Watch running any recent version of watchOS, including watchOS 8.

Where is that on Apple Watch?

Question Mark on Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch is smart and so are you. But like any other tech gadget that you’re new to using, it takes a bit time to get used to the ins and outs along with the terminology.

If you’re going to peruse our Apple Watch how-tos or read some of Apple’s guides, you’ll want to know what things are and how to find them like the Dock and Control Center. You’ll also need to know where to find settings for stuff like, well, Settings, and even Bluetooth.

Here, we’ll answer some of the most common questions about where to find something on your Apple Watch.

How to clear all Apple Watch notifications on watchOS 7 and later

Clear All Notifications Button on Apple Watch

When Apple released watchOS 7, it introduced some great new features. Apple Watch wearers can use Family Setup, create a Memoji, and make sure to wash their hands for 20 seconds. But with watchOS 7 came some other changes that are still head scratchers. One of these changes is how to clear your notifications.

You used to be able to clear all of your alerts at once with a handy Force Touch gesture. But if you have the latest watchOS version on your Apple Watch, you might be wondering what happened to the gesture and how to clear notifications now.