How to Use and Personalize Your Apple Watch

Mute Your Apple Watch and Change Sounds

One of the best features of the Apple Watch is how unobtrusive it is. But that subtlety can quickly dissipate if the device starts beeping and blinging all the time. Fortunately, the haptic alerts are still plenty noticeable even if you disable the sounds, so here are three ways for muting your Watch. The easiest method involves Settings.—Dan Moren

1. Wake your Watch.

2. Swipe up to view the Control Center.

3. Tap the Mute button. It's the circle with the struck-out bell on it.

In addition, you can also mute notifications via the Settings app on the Apple Watch itself, as well as adjust the sound level.

1. Wake your Watch. 


2. Press the Digital Crown to go to the home screen.

3. Choose the Settings app.

4. Tap Sound & Haptics.

5. Switch the Mute slider to On or tap the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons to adjust the volume to your desire loudness.


Finally, the same thing can be accomplished via the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

1. Launch the Apple Watch app. 

2. Tap Sound & Haptics.
3. Slide the Mute slider to On, or drag the volume slider to the appropriate level.


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  • USteele
    "For vegans who still appreciate the refined look of leather, the Etsy Minimalist and Zen Watch Strap may be just the ticket. Available in 38 mm or 42 mm, it's made of a tanned vegetable material… " Oh gosh, no! It's vegetable tanned leather, not "vegetable material." Not vegan. I think you might need an edit on this description.
  • Nunya2
    WAAAAAYYYY too many taps and defeats the whole purpose of the watch.

    Instead, rotate the Apple Watch up to activate it and use Siri and say:

    "Hey Siri. Send a text message to John Doe that says see how easy this is exclamation point you don't even have to touch the Apple Watch period cool comma huh question mark."

    Siri will launch the Message app, create a text to John Doe that reads "See how easy this is! You don't even have to touch the Apple Watch. Cool, huh?" The message will stay on the screen for about 30 seconds with the option to cancel. After that time, if you haven't canceled, the text message is sent.

    THAT'S the power of the Apple Watch!
  • angelsaysno
    THANK YOU this was very helpful!