The 25 Best Apple Watch Series 4 Tips and Tricks

Apple Watch Series 4 is the first big update to the Apple Watch since the original one. It comes with a new design, much bigger screen, new watch faces and impressive features like ECG and irregular heart rate tracking.

But the Apple Watch is much more than this. It’s filled with little useful features that you can customize to get the most out of the little computer on your wrist. Here are the best tips and tricks for Apple Watch Series 4.

Best Apple Watch Series 4 Tips and Tricks

1. Update to watchOS 5.1.2 for ECG Feature

Apple Watch Health App notification
Apple has now released the software update that enables ECG feature in the Series 4 Apple Watch. Open the Watch app on your iPhone and update to the latest watchOS version.

After you’re done, go to the Health app on your iPhone to set it up. You have to be over the age of 22 to use this feature.

Once it’s set up on the iPhone, open the new ECG app on your Apple Watch. Rest your hand on a table and put your finger on the Digital Crown and wait for thirty seconds. Try not to move during that time.

After the set time, your ECG report will be ready. You’ll be notified if Apple Watch suspected something wrong with your heart rate or if you show signs of atrial fibrillation.

2. Customize Infographic Watch Face

One of the best things about the new Apple Watch design is the bigger screens. And there’s a new watch face that will let you take advantage of all the new screen real estate.

Force Touch on the watch face, swipe to the end and add the Infographic watch face. This watch face allows you to add eight different complications on one screen! Plus a calendar appointment that shows up in the dial itself.

That’s a lot of complications! Instead of setting up 2-3 different modular watch faces, you can now have one watch face that shows all your stats, activity, shortcuts and more.

3. Try New Visual Watch Faces

TechCrunch's hands-on time with the Apple Watch Series 4
There are a couple of really nice watch faces that make use of the curved edges of the Apple Watch Series 4. Try the Fire, Water, and Vapor faces.

4. Mute Apple Watch

Apple Watch silent mode
One of the first things I like to do after setting up an Apple Watch is to mute it. By default, it makes a sound every time you get a notification. And there’s no need for that. Apple Watch’s haptic feedback is really good by itself.

Swipe up to reveal the Control Center and tap on the Bell icon to enable Silent mode.

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