In this article, we introduce and review 20 interesting features of the WatchOS 9 operating system that have recently been added to Apple smart watches.
In this article, we introduce and review 20 interesting features of the WatchOS 9 operating system that have recently been added to Apple smart watches.
Apple In WatchOS 9, it has placed many features, including the support of new training parameters, monitoring of different stages of sleep, energy consumption reduction mode, etc. This operating system has also undergone a series of other changes that together improve the experience of using the Apple Watch. The new operating system, WatchOS 9, has been added to them. These features may be less discussed, but some of them are really important and useful. Note that Apple Watch Series 4 and above are eligible to receive this update, but a series of these features are available for a series of Apple Watches.
20 attractive and practical features of WatchOS 9
1. Receive email notifications even without connecting to iPhone
Apple Watch users have been waiting for this feature for a long time; The ability to receive email notifications from third-party phone applications on the watch, without the need to connect the watch to the phone at all. But in WatchOS 9, we finally see the addition of this feature. This new feature sends email notifications to your Apple Watch even when you're away from your phone.
This feature is powered by iCloud to connect to third-party email accounts in the most secure way possible and must be enabled manually. Just enter the Watch application on your iPhone and then click on the My Watch option. In the menu that opens, click on Mail and activate the Email Notifications feature that can be seen under the When Not Connected to iPhone section.
2. Viewing the activity loop during exercise
Before the release of the WatchOS 9 update for Apple smart watches, if you were exercising and wanted to see what effect this exercise has on your activity loop at the moment, you should use the Workout app. You exit and go to the Activity application.
But in the new version of the Apple Watch operating system, this possibility is provided to you. You can also see the status ring in the same section related to the activity. Just scroll up with the rotating circle.
3. Podcast following
In WatchOS 9, Apple has fixed the podcast application problem and now for the first time users can follow or unfollow podcasts directly from their smart watch.
Just go to the Listen Now section and then You Might Like and click on the Follow option there. You can also do this by searching the name of a podcast and clicking on it.
4. Adding a calendar event to the watch
Finally, users are limited to viewing their calendar events that are not synced to the phone and can add them to the calendar in addition to doing so. Just click on the three dots and add the desired event by tapping the + icon.
On the new page that opens, you can see all the usual details including the event name, location, start date and time, end date and time, and an option to repeat the event. Before you add the event, you can even select the type of calendar, add a note, etc.
5. Space Watchfaces
In iOS 16, a feature has been added to iPhones, and that is dynamic wallpapers on the lock screen. Now, in WatchOS 9, it is possible for the user to have the same dynamic spatial wallpapers as the Watchface in his smart watch.
Astronomy is now an improved version of the original Astronomy watchface, featuring a new star map and a series of new images. You can choose the earth's moon, solar system, etc. as your clock wallpaper and even customize the fonts. This feature also supports two modes, so that you can see the state of the moon on the next day by rotating the rotating ring.
6. Footprint tracking feature
One of the most attractive features of the WatchOS 9 operating system is the possibility of returning the footprint. The new feature brought by this operating system is not only for Apple Watch Ultra. Because Apple has designed this watch for hard work such as climbing and diving, it was thought that the new compass will be considered only for this watch, but it is not.
Now Apple's smart watches from the Apple Watch series 6 up They can take advantage of it and see their footprints in reverse on the map so that if they move in an unknown direction, they don't get lost and know where they came from.
Just click on the footprint icon and tap on the Start option at the bottom right of the screen to record the movement process. When you want to see the reverse map of your movement, just tap on the stop icon at the bottom right of the screen and select the Retrace Steps option.
Your starting point on the compass along with a An arrow will appear to tell you which direction to go. Just follow the path to return to the point where you started your journey. Then when you reach your starting point, click on the Footsteps option to erase your steps.
7. Changing the watch face according to the Focus mode
In iOS 16, a feature was added to Apple phones so that the users of these phones can customize the Focus mode according to their taste. Almost everything in this section is customizable. If your Apple Watch is running WatchOS 9, you can choose one of the watch faces and set it to automatically activate for each Focus mode.
Go to settings on your iPhone and click on Focus mode. Either choose an existing mode or create one. Enable any settings you want for this mode. For example, silencing notifications so you can focus on doing your work. Then, at the bottom of the Customize Screens section, click on the Edit option under the watch face. Choose one from the gallery of watch faces and tap on the Done option.
Now the watch face you choose is synchronized with the focus mode in question and when you select that focus mode, the watch face is automatically paired. It changes with it.
8. Ability to view edited calls
In WatchOS 9, it is also possible to view edited messages. In iOS 16, the ability to edit messages sent via iMessage was added to iPhone phones, and now we see that a related feature has been added to Apple's smart watch operating system, which allows users to see all the changes they have made to a sent message.
Just click and hold on the Edited option that appears at the bottom of an edited message. Your edited message will then be displayed. To hide it, click on the same option, now changed to Hide Edits.
9. Editing reminders
In the past, users only had the option to view their reminders or add a new reminder. do Now it is possible to edit them so that users can edit what was entered or changed by mistake and add new key information to it, including the possibility of adding date, time, location, tags and notes. . It is also possible to move reminders between different lists.
10. Changing the calendar viewing mode
In WatchOS 9, you can now add various events to the calendar (Calendar application) on your smart watch. You can also change the display mode to day, list and week.
Just click on the icon Click the three dots that appear by stopping the scrolling process and select one of the options from Up Next, Day or List at the bottom of the View Options section. When you have decided on the type of display, click Done.
11. Changing the priority of background apps in the dock
With one click on the physical button next to the watch, a dock for you A display will appear in which the list of applications that you use more than other apps will be available to you. In WatchOS 9, however, apps running in the background have priority over other apps and are displayed in the dock. As a result, their calling becomes faster than before. You don't need to do anything for this feature to be active. Such a thing is automatically activated.
12. Disabling Mobile Internet
For years, iPhone phones have been able to disable data internet without losing the ability to make and receive calls. Previously, this feature was not available in smart watches equipped with Apple data internet. In this way, when the mobile internet service was activated, the data internet was also activated automatically, so that the battery was discharged much faster.
In WatchOS 9, Apple has provided a switch for users so that users can control independently. If you are an Apple Watch user and you have received this new update, it is enough Enter the clock settings and activate the settings related to this feature in the Cellular/Mobile Data section.
13. Detecting swimming from the board and recording SOLF points
A good news for swimmers is that in WatchOS 9 they can monitor their health even while swimming from the board with the help of the watch. This process is done automatically and you don't need to do anything special.
The Workout application can now It also calculates your SOLF score, which is one of the most important parameters related to swimming. Osulf calculates this parameter through the number of your movements and the duration of your presence in the water. The lower this amount is, naturally your score will be lower.
14. Text size control
One of the other good features that is related to the access section and in WatchOS 9 to watches Apple's added smartness is the ability to control the size of texts, which has been added to the Control Center section. As a result, it is now easier for users to change the size of the texts displayed on the watch face according to their wishes.
15. Automatic recording of punctuation marks
Dictation (speech to text) is one of the most important features that every smart watch should have, and fortunately, Apple Watches also use it for dictation. Since this feature converts voice to text, it is very useful and practical because it greatly increases the typing process.
Now Apple has updated this feature by adding a new feature, which is the automatic insertion of punctuation marks. In this way, you only need to speak and the watch will insert punctuation marks into your text instantly and with high precision. If you use the speech to text service and need the new feature, just go to the settings and activate the Auto Punctuation option in the General section and then Dictation.
16. The ability to view the watch face on the phone
In iOS 16 and WatchOS 9, Apple has added a feature to its smart watches called Apple Watch Mirroring, which allows you to view the smart watch screen on the phone. control the This feature is designed to make the experience of working with a smart watch much easier, especially for those who suffer from a series of physical disabilities. But for normal users, when it is not possible to work with the watch display for any reason (breaking, etc.), this feature is useful.
In order to activate this feature, you need to enter the settings in your phone. and in the Accessibility section, in the Physical and Motor category, click on the Apple Watch Mirroring option. A window will open for you, just activate the corresponding option.
By activating This feature in WatchOS 9 displays a graphic effect of Apple Watch on your iPhone and at the same time a blue line appears around the watch to show that the mirroring feature is active. This means you can control your smart watch through your smartphone.
Simply swipe on the watch image that appears on your phone and tap on various items. You can even click on an option to do the work of the physical key embedded next to the Apple Watch or swipe on it so that the experience of working with the Apple Watch on the iPhone is completely similar to working with your finger.
17 . Quick Actions
With the new Quick Actions menu, users are now able to respond to alerts on their smartwatch with a two-finger pinch gesture (like zooming). For example, answering or rejecting a call, recording a picture when the watch acts as an iPhone camera shutter, playing or stopping at any time in the Now Playing application, starting, stopping and continuing activity monitoring, etc.
Users can also delay an alarm or stop the timer using the quick action menu. To activate the quick action menu, just open the Watch app on your iPhone and click on Accessibility. In the Motor category, click on the Quick Actions option. You must choose one of the following options: On, When AssistiveTouch is Enable Off /li>
You can also change its appearance by choosing between Full and Minimal options. If Quick Actions is enabled, you can react quickly when you see an alert on Apple Watch. For example, when you're tracking an activity, quick action allows you to continue it simply by pinching two fingers together. (quickly tap the index finger to the thumb twice).
18. iPhone control with Apple Watch
Above we mentioned the possibility of controlling Apple Watch by iPhone, but thanks to WatchOS 9, there is exactly the opposite of this feature. As you can by using Apple Control your watch and iPhone. This feature must be activated, and to activate it, just go to the watch settings and click on the Control Nearby Devices option in the Accessibility section. Now select your iPhone or iPad from the displayed menu.
When the phone connects to your connected, you will see a series of control icons on the smart watch that you can use to quickly perform a series of operations on your phone, including going to the home screen, opening the app switcher, opening the menu Notifications, opening Control Center and activating Siri (Apple's voice assistant) mentioned. You can also click on the More option so that you can control the media being played through iPhone.
19. The possibility of finding a car
As mentioned above, the compass application in WatchOS 9 has undergone changes, including creating different points on the same route and calculating the distance between them. This feature can be extremely useful for finding your parked car.
If your car supports CarPlay or Bluetooth service, you don't need to do anything special to set up this feature. If your iPhone and your car are connected, your smartwatch can easily tell when you park your car and when it disconnects. At the same moment, a point on the road is displayed as the place where the car is parked.
Because To use the mentioned feature in WatchOS 9, just open the compass app and look for a blue dot on the compass rotation range. If you turn the rotary ring, this range will zoom in or out so you know exactly how far you are from your car. Just click on the mentioned point to get more information about the details of the route. You can also click on Select so that an indicator will be displayed for you for further guidance.
If you think you are going to need this feature a lot, just add a car parking point to the watch face to easily find the location of your parked car.
20. Add Favorite Timers
If you use a certain amount of timers on a regular basis, WatchOS 9 allows you to add them to your favorite timers list so you don't have to use them every time. Set it up.
To use this feature of WatchOS 9, just enter the timer application and Swipe left to display a list of your recent timers. Click on the star icon to add the desired timer to your list of favorite times. From now on, this amount will be displayed in the top part of your timer list until you manually disable it. For this, it is enough to go the same way as above, but this time, instead of clicking on the star icon, click on the X icon to delete it. be.