How to Use and Personalize Your Apple Watch

How to Send Digital Touch Messages From Your Apple Watch

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so how much do you think a tap is worth? Using the Apple Watch's communication features, you can send messages with taptic feedback to your friends who have Apple Watches or iPhones running at least iOS 10. Here's how.—Althea Chang

1. Press the Digital Crown on your Apple Watch to see your apps and select Messages.

2. Select a recipient already listed in your messages app or press firmly on the display to send a new message.

3. Tap on the icon that looks like a heart with two fingers over it. You'll get a blank slate to draw on with your finger.

4. Tap the colored dot on the upper right side of your display to see your color options and change colors.

5. Use your finger to draw pictures or messages on the screen.

6. Tap anywhere on the screen to send a corresponding tap to your contact. Tap and hold with two fingers to send someone your heartbeat.

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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!