Using Apple Watch Walkie Talkie for fast communication with your friends

The feature of Walkie talkie Apple Watch is almost a legend: it was announced along with the original version of the watch back in 2015, and spent years in an existential limbo where no one spoke, no one questioned, no one remembered him. The tool came to life only four springs later, with the introduction of watchOS 5, and, ironically, the owners of the first Watch were left out of the game, since the system is not compatible with seminal devices.

In part, the tool is a fairly simple way to establish fast communication and why not? fun with your contacts as long as, of course, they also have an Apple Watch Series 1 or later running watchOS 5 (which can be quite rare, admittedly). Below we show you how to get started with Watch Walkie Talkie.

Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch

The first step is to open the Walkie Talkie app (do not say) and tap the “+” button to add contacts. Just select the person you want to communicate with and wait for them to accept your invitation while it doesn't, their card will be gray and inactive.

If you are on the other side of the equation and are invited to chat With some by Walkie Talkie, even simpler: Watch notifies you asking if you want to establish communication with a certain person and you can tap the "Always Allow" button so that you have unrestricted access to each other when the other person speaks , you will hear immediately under any circumstances (except if the watch is in Cinema Mode, Do Not Disturb or you are unavailable below).

Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch

You can too to remove a friend from your Walkie Talkie contact list by swiping his finger to the left of his card and tapping the “X”. This can also be done in the Apple Watch app for iPhone by simply going to the Walkie Talkie option, tapping "Edit" and tapping the "" sign on the contacts you want to remove.

THE conversation itself with a contact has no mystery: just touch his little card and hold the "Talk" button while you speak your message; If it is available, hear your message right after you release the button and can respond immediately.

Please note that if you are available in the app, the other person's voice will play automatically unless Watch is in Cinema Mode or Do Not Disturb Silent Mode continues to allow communication to be established immediately (here, we compare the three modes for those who get confused).

Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch

You can also uncheck the option “Available” At the top of the app cards this way, every time someone wants to talk to you, a notification pops up on the clock screen before asking if you want to chat; only after its authorization the communication is established. Starting with watchOS 5.1.2, you can also enable or disable Walkie Talkie through the Apple Watch Control Center.

Walkie Talkie App in watchOS 5.1.2 Control Center

Finally, answering the most crucial question: the use of "Exchange!" At the end of each sentence is completely optional, but highly recommended for various purposes. 😝

Enjoy!