How to communicate with your Apple Watch

Need to quickly let someone know you're running late for a meeting, or place a quick call? The Apple Watch lets you stay in touch with those most important to you without reaching for your iPhone. You can give your favorite contacts one-button access, create a new message and dictate whatever it is you need to say, and even send your heartbeat to let someone know you're thinking about them.

However you want to use your Apple Watch to communicate, here's everything you need to know!

How to set up and use Friends on Apple Watch

How to set up and use Friends on Apple Watch

The Friends app is built-in to your Apple Watch and is accessed by pressing the side button. By default, your favorite contacts from your iPhone will already be set up on your Apple Watch. The Friends screen is the quickest way to make calls and send messages. You'll also access Digital Touch with the Friends app, which lets you send sketches, taps, and even your own heart beat to anyone else with an Apple Watch.

How to manage phone calls and voicemails with Apple Watch

How to manage phone calls and voicemails with Apple Watch

When your iPhone isn't within reach, you can rely on your Apple Watch to make sure you don't miss an important call. Once your iPhone is within reach again, you can easily transfer the call in just a tap. Get a voicemail? No problem! You can listen to those on your Apple Watch as well. If you need to make a call, you can use the Friends app, like mentioned above, or you can use the Phone app to access the Favorites section in your iPhone, your entire address book, or even just your recent calls. No matter who you need to contact, your Apple Watch has you covered.

How to manage messages and emails with Apple Watch

How to manage messages and emails with Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a great way to triage messages without ever having to touch your iPhone. Not only can you read iMessages and regular texts, but you can respond to them too. You can dictate a message to Siri, send an audio message, or choose from many different animated emoji. If you want to keep up with email, you can read emails in their entirety with the Mail app. If an email is urgent and requires a quick response, you can even transfer it directly to your iPhone with just a swipe!

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