How to Use WhatsApp on Apple Watch
WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging apps worldwide with over 2 billion active users. It is essential for all the smartphone users to have WhatsApp installed on their phones to stay connected with their family and friends. But, what about when you’re on the go and unable to access your phone? That is where a smartwatch comes to the rescue. If you’re an iPhone user, you can use WhatsApp on your Apple Watch to stay connected on the go. Let’s take a look at how to use WhatsApp on Apple Watch.
Step 1: Update Your Apple Watch and iPhone
First, ensure that both your iPhone and Apple Watch are running on the latest software updates. The Apple Watch must have at least watchOS 5 or higher, and the iPhone must have iOS 12 or higher. To check which version your Apple Watch is running, go to Settings > General > About > Software Version. For the iPhone, go to Settings > General > About > Software Update.
Step 2: Install WhatsApp on Your iPhone
If you haven’t installed WhatsApp on your iPhone, download it from the App Store. Once you have installed the app, set up your WhatsApp account and input your phone number.
Step 3: Install WhatsApp on Apple Watch
To use WhatsApp on your Apple Watch, you need to install it on your watch. Open the Watch app on your iPhone and search for WhatsApp in the App Store section. Once you find it, click “Install” and wait for the installation to complete.
Step 4: Open WhatsApp on Apple Watch
Now you can open WhatsApp on your Apple Watch by tapping on the WhatsApp icon on the home screen. When you open the app for the first time, you need to log in to your WhatsApp account. Enter your phone number, and you will get a verification code via SMS or phone call. Enter the code on your watch, and you’re good to go.
Step 5: Use WhatsApp on Apple Watch
Once you’re logged in, you can start using WhatsApp on your Apple Watch. You can see your recent chats and reply to them by using quick replies or dictating the text with Siri. To send a voice message, tap and hold the microphone icon and record your message. Once you’ve finished recording, the voice message will be sent automatically.
If you’re getting a new message, you’ll get a notification on your watch. You can read the message and reply to it directly from your watch.
Step 6: Customize Your Notifications
You can customize your WhatsApp notifications on your Apple Watch by going to the Watch app on your iPhone. Click on “Notifications,” find WhatsApp in the list of apps and select it. You can choose which type of notifications to receive and how to receive them.
In conclusion, if you’re an Apple Watch user, using WhatsApp on your watch can be a great convenience. The above steps will help you set up WhatsApp on your Apple Watch, and you can now stay connected with your loved ones while on the go without needing your phone continuously.