The Apple Watch is a feature rich smartwatch and keeping in mind that the majority of its features are fundamentals, for example, notifications, calling, ECG and many more, there are a few features that aren’t just basic, however are unquestionably amazing to have. Walkie-talkie is one of these features that We’ve begun to adore utilizing on our Apple Watch Series 5. But setting it up isn’t the easiest thing and you may have a lot of questions about it, so, in this tutorial, we are going to show you how to set up and use walkie-talkie on your Apple Watch.
Walkie-talkie: Good Old Days’ Feature
Firstly, how about we investigate what this component is and why you may want to utilize it. As the name proposes, the feature carries on like a walkie-talkie, but with the exception of peer-to-peer connection, it goes over the web. This implies while normal walkie-talkies have short range of communication, this feature in Apple Watch can work over the world as long as both you and the other person are connected to the internet.
It’s very useful when you need to connect with somebody in regards to something that is not long enough to be a call, yet at the same time sufficiently dire to not be a basic instant message. Walkie Talkie is built-in feature on the Apple Watch so you don’t have to stress over installing third party Apple Watch application just to utilize this component.
How to Use Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch
First of all, open the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch.
Turn on the switch next to ‘Walkie-Talkie’.
Now, tap on ‘Add Friends’ and invite the person you wish to talk with. You only need to invite a contact once. After that, assuming they accept the invitation, you can contact them anytime.
Once the person accepts your invite, you will see their name like this in the Walkie-Talkie app. Tap on their name and then press and hold to speak your message.
How to Accept Walkie-Talkie Invites
If someone has invited you to connect with them on Walkie-Talkie, you will first need to accept their invite. You can do that by launching the Walkie-Talkie app, and tapping ‘Accept’ on the invite as shown below.
How to Enable/ Disable Walkie-Talkie
Once you’ve set up Walkie-Talkie and invited your contacts, anyone can reach you on Walkie-Talkie at any time. While in some situations this is useful, it’s not so great if you’re say, at work, and suddenly a voice starts coming from your watch. So it’s better to disable Walkie-Talkie when you don’t wish to be disturbed.
To enable or disable walkie talkie, just open the control center and tap on the Walkie Talkie icon. The icon turns yellow when Walkie-Talkie is on, and grey when the feature is off.
Use Walkie-Talkie on Your Apple Watch
The Walkie-Talkie feature of Apple Watch is something that we use a lot for quick method for communication among friends. Initially, when we first sent an invite, it messed up and didn’t show the new contact, but it automatically got fixed for us in around an hour. So if you face that same issue, just be patient, or try restarting your watch, this will probably fix the issue for you as well. Besides that, we have tried to cover almost everything about the walkie-talkie feature in Apple Watch. In case you have suggestions and queries feel free to drop in comments below.