How to send someone a sketch with Apple Watch

The sketch feature on the Apple Watch lets you send more personal messages to anyone else with an Apple Watch. It's a great way to send a little note to tell someone you're thinking about them, or to express an emotion that perhaps a stock emoji doesn't cover. Or if you're like us, it's just a fun and different way to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues!

How to send a sketch with Digital Touch on Apple Watch

  1. Press the side button on the side of your Apple Watch to bring up your Friends circle.
  2. Use the Digital Crown to select the person you'd like to send a sketch to.
  3. Tap on the finger icon.
  4. Sketch whatever you'd like and it will automatically send as soon as you stop drawing.

How to send someone a sketch with Apple Watch

Sketching on the Apple Watch is fun but can be a little tricky if you don't know all the ins and outs. If you want some additional tips on sending great sketches from Apple Watch, be sure to check out the following links.

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12 Comments
  • Yup just waiting for someone I know to have one so I can do just that. ;-)
  • Ok, now you're just rubbing salt in the wound.... haha
  • you will get your soon. How much longer?
  • May 15-18. *Shakes fist.*
  • I think you can add yourself to try it out Sent from the iMore App
  • Good tip, just tried that I sent my first digital touch message to myself...
  • So like a lot of folks I don't have any friends with an Apple Watch yet so obviously I haven't tried this yet... but, am I assuming correctly that this function is limited to the 12 people I decide to put in my friends circle? Seems that way since I don't see any other way to get to a contact on a Watch...
  • Yea agreed, no one I know has it, thats because less than 1% of people in the US have it right now. Its like having bbm and noone to bbm. :(
  • My wife and I have our watched but something is not working. I can sketch and she sees it but when she sends one I do not receive hers. We tried to reboot both phones and watches. I can text her as well but what she sends only hits my iPhone and not my watch.
  • It's very annoying. They need to add a "clear" and a "send" button. If you mess up while drawing the other person still gets it. There's no do over. It's not very useful at the moment.
  • Want to see all the possible sketches for Apple watch you can draw? check out this app:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sketches-for-apple-watch-simple/id983586...
  • What if you don't have a finger icon, just a phone and a chat bubble?