How to use Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie mode

How to use Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie mode

We have touched on the Health and Fitness features available in Apple Watch Series 4 but the list does not end there. It has even more, including Walkie-Talkie. It is a fun new feature that mimics decade-old walkie-talkies, used as an affordable means of communication. So, if you own an Apple Watch, here’s how you can use Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie mode to connect with your contacts instantly.

How to use Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie mode

  • Turn on FaceTime
  • Open Walkie Talkie App
  • Connect with a contact
  • Tap and hold to talk

This watch-to-watch connection enables you to send short voice messages to the chosen contacts. It works over both, cellular and Wi-Fi connection. It is easy to use. When you press to talk or speak something, your friend will experience a haptic shock and after that, hear your voice message.

Walkie-Talkie mode

1] Make sure that FaceTime is turned on. If you do not have it installed, Download the FaceTime app.

2] Open the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch.

3] Tap the Plus icon, then choose a contact.
Add contact using the plus icon on Apple Watch

4] Wait for a few seconds until your friend accepts the invitation. During this brief period, you’ll notice that the contact card stays gray and is labeled “invited” until the request is approved.

5] Once accepted, the contact will turn yellow, and you can kickstart the conversation instantly.

Conversation mode enabled in Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie

6] If your friend or the connection can’t find the invitation, check if the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature is ‘On.’

7] Touch and hold the bottom of the watch face, then swipe up to open Control Center. If Do Not Disturb is on, tap Do Not Disturb icon.

8] Now, open the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch and tap a contact.

9] Touch and hold the ‘Talk’ button, to say something.

If the “connecting” message is visible on the screen, wait for a few seconds to allow the connection to be established. When connected, your friend can hear your voice and talk with you instantly. Turn the Digital Crown to adjust the volume level. So how often do you use Apple watch walkie talkie?

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Hemant Saxena

The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following technology developments. Quite by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.