If you’re looking for tips on how to use Apple Watch 8, you’ve come to the right place! In this post, we’ll provide you with Apple Watch 8 tips on how to get the most out of this innovative device, from setting up your watch to using its features, to configuring its settings. We’ll also provide a list of helpful resources so that you can get the most out of your Apple Watch 8.

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So what are you waiting for? Start exploring Apple Watch 8 tips today! We give you a ton of insane tips and tricks on the Apple Watch 8 Tips. Like watching YouTube videos, telling the time with vibrations, controlling your watch with your wrist, and even controlling your iPhone with nothing more than your Apple Watch.

1. Control Everything

Apple Watch 8 Tips

If you head into the settings of your Apple Watch Series 8 and scroll down to accessibility, in here you’ll find a crazy, cool, and also brand new feature called control Nearby Devices. Once your phone pops up, just tap on it. And now you can control and navigate your iPhone, all from your Apple Watch. And on top of that, you can even program different gestures. So if you scroll down, you can decide what you want a pinch to do. You can navigate your entire watch just by pinching and clenching your hand. But believe it or not, it gets even better if you head into the settings of your iPhone and scroll down to accessibility.

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2. How to Connect Apple Watch Mirroring?

How to Connect Apple Watch Mirroring?

Here you will see Apple Watch mirroring and now you can control your entire Apple Watch 8 features from your iPhone. You can swipe on the screen to scroll, you can push the crown button, even the side button, and literally navigate your entire watch on your phone. But hold on, because it still gets even better than that. So check this out.

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3. How to Control a Laptop with Apple Watch?

How to Control a Laptop with Apple Watch?

If you download the app remote, mouse, and keyboard on your Apple Watch and download the same app on your computer, when you’re going to open it up on your Apple Watch, it’ll instantly want to connect to your laptop. And now, you can control your entire laptop with just your Apple Watch. You can adjust the volume as well as the brightness, or play.

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4. How to Play YouTube on Apple Watch?

We found some of the coolest apps, starting with this one called Watchtube. Once you’ve downloaded it and opened the app, believe it or not, you can literally watch YouTube on your Apple Watch. So you can do things like search for your favorite YouTubers and all their videos will appear. You can subscribe to channels from your watch and obviously watch videos.

How to Play YouTube on Apple Watch?

Not only that, but you can also scrub the videos using this little bar at the bottom. You can scroll through and check out all the video’s comments as well as like the video and even adjust the volume using the crown. Seems like watches definitely aren’t just for telling time anymore, but also watching YouTube videos.

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5. How to use Twitter on Apple Watch?

How to use Twitter on Apple Watch

If Twitter is more your thing, then there’s this app called Chirp for Twitter. Once you open it up and connect it to your Twitter account, you can scroll through your entire feed on your Apple Watch as well as like or retweet any post.

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6. How to use Instagram on Apple Watch?

How to use Instagram on Apple Watch?

Then you also get this app called Lens, which connects to your Instagram account. And once again from your Apple watch, you can check out your entire Instagram feed, you can like posts, watch videos, and if you want to see a bit more detail, you can even zoom into pictures using the crown. It’s pretty crazy that you can do all of this on your Series 8 and also don’t forget, all of these apps are absolutely free.

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7. Apple Watch 8 New Watch Faces

So of course with the Series 8, you get a couple of brand-new different watch faces to check out. Just tap on new watch faces and there they are. Our favorite one by far has got to be modular because you can customize up to six different complications. In case you didn’t know, What are the complications of the Apple Watch? It’s a quick shortcut that you can access all from your watch face.

So if you like to listen to music often, you can just click on the Spotify complications. Maybe you want to check your battery percentage. Whatever it is, complications make it so easy. The new Lunar and Astronomy watch faces also have this really cool hidden feature where if you turn the crown, it actually goes back or forward in time. With the new portrait mode watch face, you get so many more customization options. So once you select that watch face and choose whatever picture you want to use for your portraits.

Apple Watch 8 New Watch Faces

Firstly, you can customize the position of your subject as well as the time. So there are three different options to choose from. You can have the subject in front of the time, behind the time, or just positioned at the bottom, whatever it is. There are so many different options, but then you can actually change the background color. There are some gradient options as well as solid colors and finally, you can also choose a different font for the time. Safe to say you can customize the watch face and have a lot of fun.

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The cool thing is, portrait mode actually separates the subject from the background, so you get this really cool effect and you can do it with pictures of your pets or any other animal. So of course you can tell the time with all these watch faces, but you can also tell the time with a vibration.

8. How to Know Time with Vibrations in Apple Watch?

So this is such a cool feature that so many people have no idea you can do within the clock settings. If you scroll down, you’ll see this option that says Tactic time. If you toggle that every time you go to rest your two fingers on the watch face, it’ll actually vibrate the time on your wrist using short and long vibrations to tell you the hours and minutes.

This is actually one of the two ways you can tell the time. There’s actually one more way that’s also pretty hidden. Back inside settings, just above tactic time, you’ll see speak time. You can choose to toggle on, always speak. And now what happens once again, is if you rest your two fingers on the watch face it actually speaks.

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9. Apple Watch 8 Gestures

Now let me show you one of the coolest and most interesting ways to control your Apple Watch within settings. If you scroll down to accessibility, you will find the option that says Assistive Touch. Once you turn this on, you can control your entire Apple Watch by pinching or clenching your hand. It does take a little bit of getting used to, but once you know what each command does, it’s actually quite simple. It is pretty accurate with all your different movements and will definitely give you a wrist workout. But it doesn’t just end there because now you also get these super useful quick actions.

– Quick Actions:

Once you total this on, you can use Pinches or Pinches to answer phone calls, stop timers alarms, or even take pictures. So that’s pretty cool. But you guys know the Apple Watch Ultra, right? Well, Series 8 is not actually that far behind.

– Navigation:

So the new Series 8 comes with this brand new GPS feature that you can find inside the Compass app. When you zoom out, it starts to show your feet as well as distilled Compass.

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– Backtrack

The new feature is called Backtrack. To start backtracking, you just tap that icon and when you’re done, you can press Pause to retrace. This will track your location and drop a point every 2 minutes, making it really easy to find your way back using that little red path.

– Waypoint

Waypoint

You also get this feature called Waypoint. When you tap on it, it drops a marker in your exact location, like where you parked your car for example. You can then label that Waypoint car. You can choose a different color and even an icon. You can create as many waypoints as you want, but essentially these are locations or landmarks that you want to keep track of, and remember then when you want to find your way back, just follow the direction of the Waypoint icon it’s directing you to. This is really great when you’re keeping fit on your hikes, and finding your way back from adventures.

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– Fitness

There are over 80 different workouts on the Series 8 and if you start an outdoor walk, for example, whenever you start to take a look at something or tie your shoelaces, you need to press the crown and side button to pause your workouts. But there’s actually an easier and more precise way to pause your workouts within the workout settings.

Just tap on auto pause then toggle this on. And now, any time you stop your outdoor run or walk, your watch will automatically pause for you. And in case you didn’t know, your Series 8 not only tracks all your health info and stats but also your location while exercising, color coding your trip to your pace. But you can track a lot more than just your exercise.

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– Backtrack

So the Series 8 comes with a cool new health feature, and that is a temperature sensor on the back of the watch. While you sleep with your watch on, it measures your temperature every 5 seconds, collects all that data, and in the health application, you can actually see any fluctuations in your temperature. Sleeping within the sleep application, you can actually turn on a watch alarm, which, believe it or not, is so much nicer than your phone alarm.

There are a couple of different sounds to choose from, and all of them are really nice. Now, instead of being woken up by an annoying loud alarm, your Series Eight will wake you up with a gentle vibration. Let’s not forget you also get a bunch of really useful sleep stats that you can check out right on your watch. So this watch is kind of like having a doctor on your wrist made to keep you healthy and safe, just like this next feature.

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– Super Safe

Now, this is a major safety feature that Apple has really focused on, and that is car crash detection, something you really want to toggle on. How this works is if you’re ever in an accident, emergency services will automatically be contacted and told your location. Another really important safety feature you’re going to want to toggle on is fall detection. By default, it is only set to work during workouts, so make sure you toggle always on.

Quick Tips.

This is one of the first features to toggle on whenever we get a new Apple Watch within sound and haptics just toggle on the cover to mute. Now if someone’s trying to call you while you’re in the zone, just cover the screen, and that’s it.

Another feature you may not have known within Control Center if u tap on this little ‘aA’ you can easily adjust the size of the text to make it big or super tiny which is very useful for messages. If you ever need to turn your watch to save on battery or reset it you can just tap on the power icon and slide the button still, you can type if you type on the screen nothing happen but as soon as you tap the crown you get the time.

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