Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course
Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course


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Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course

Last updated on 2016-12-02

About the Book

You’ll like your Apple Watch as much as author Jeff Carlson does after you’ve read this book and used its advice to integrate the Apple Watch into your life, taking advantage of its many features for helping you focus on what you care about the most. That could mean not missing notifications to help you keep up with co-workers, being free to stash your iPhone so you can enjoy the sunset without worrying that your sitter is trying to reach you, making sure you move enough to fill your activity rings for the day, or any other of a million things that make the watch right for you.

Jeff walks you through getting to know the Apple Watch, complete with a chapter on picking one out if you haven’t already, along with topics that teach you how to navigate among the watch’s screens with the physical controls, taps on the screen, and the Siri voice assistant. You’ll also find advice on customizing watch faces and their complications, getting the notifications you want, handling text and voice communications, and using Apple’s core apps. A final chapter discusses taking care of your Apple Watch, including recharging, restarting, resetting, and restoring.

Read this ebook to Take Control of:

  • Picking out your own Apple Watch
  • Making watch face complications work for you
  • Key settings that most people will want to know about
  • Understanding how the watch interacts with your iPhone
  • Placing and receiving phone calls on the watch
  • Sending default (and customized) text messages
  • Seeing email from only certain people
  • Adding events to your calendar with Siri
  • Glancing at what’s next in your daily schedule
  • Managing reminders on your wrist
  • Loading your watch with photos
  • Using the watch as a button for your iPhone camera
  • Using Apple Pay from your watch
  • Putting tickets in your watch
  • Taking the Apple Watch out for exercise
  • Sending sketches and heartbeats to other Apple Watch owners
  • Getting navigation directions
  • Controlling an Apple TV or iTunes on the Mac with the Remote app
  • Resetting a messed-up Apple Watch and force-quitting an app

About the Author

Jeff Carlson
Jeff Carlson

Jeff Carlson is a senior editor of TidBITS, a columnist for the Seattle Times, a frequent contributor to Macworld, and the author of best-selling books about the Mac, digital photography, video editing, and, in earlier incarnations, Web design and Palm organizers. He consumes almost too much coffee. Almost.

Table of Contents

  • Read Me First
  • Introduction
  • Apple Watch Quick Start
  • What’s New in watchOS 3
  • Understand the Apple Watch
  • Choosing an Apple Watch
  • Interact with the Apple Watch
  • Personalize the Apple Watch Face
  • Apps and the Apple Watch
  • The Dock
  • Control Center
  • Notifications
  • Communicate with Friends
  • Communicate Using Mail
  • Maps and Directions
  • Calendars and Reminders
  • View (and Capture) Photos
  • Stay Fit with the Apple Watch
  • Control Media Remotely
  • Use Apple Pay and Wallet
  • Customizations and Important Settings
  • Care and Feeding of Your Apple Watch
  • About This Book
  • About the Author
  • About the Publisher
  • Copyright and Fine Print

About the Publisher

This book is published on Leanpub by Take Control Books

With its Take Control series of ebooks, alt concepts inc. covers a wide range of technology topics, with a special emphasis on Apple products and services. Our catalog comprises over 100 titles, and we’ve sold hundreds of thousands of ebooks in the process of providing expert advice and technical know-how to tens of thousands of readers around the world. Join us today!

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