How To Use Walkie Talkie On Apple Watch

Ever since its release in April 2015, the Apple Watch has amassed a following all over the world. It has been used by everyone from the hustling young college student to the middle-aged parent trying to live a fitter lifestyle. Probably the greatest thing about the Apple Watch is how cleverly it brings the iPhone experience to your wrist. You can check your social media feed, your emails and even send messages through your Apple Watch! 

One of the best apps on the Apple Watch is ‘Walkie Talkie’. Available for OS 5 and later, the Walkie Talkie app mimics the experience of communicating via a two-way radio. You simply select a contact and press the ‘talk button’, just like you would on a regular walkie talkie. It works on both wi-fi and cellular data connections, so you can use it even when you’re outside your home! Of course, you can only connect with others who use Apple Watch.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at how to use the Walkie Talkie app on your own Apple Watch.

How To Set Up The Walkie Talkie app

  1. First of all, you’ll need to download and install the Walkie Talkie app
  2. Navigate to your app list by pressing the digital crown knob that is located on the side of the Apple Watch
  3. Select the Walkie Talkie app
  4. Choose the contact with whom you wish to communicate via the app. If anyone in your contact list is already using the Walkie Talkie app, they will be mentioned under ‘Suggested’
  5. If you want to add more contacts to the app, simply press the plus button located on the list. 

Sending A Message Via The App

This is so easy that you even a child can do it:

  1. Open the app on your Apple Watch
  2. Select the contact you wish to speak with
  3. Press and hold the big yellow ‘TALK’ button on the screen and speak into the Apple Watch
  4. When you’re done constructing your message, let go of the button.

Changing Availability On The App

If you’re busy and don’t want to receive messages via the Walkie Talkie app, you can turn off availability. This will prevent messages from being delivered to you. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the app on your Apple Watch
  2. Go to the top of your contacts list and locate where it says ‘available’
  3. Press the switch next to ‘available’. It should turn from green to grey
  4. Once you’re ready to start receiving messages again, tap the switch again. 

Removing A Contact From The App

If you want to stop receiving messages from a particular person via the Walkie Talkie app, you can simply remove them from your list of contacts. Just follow these easy instructions:

  1. Open the app on your Apple Watch
  2. Swipe your contact to the left until an ‘X’ appears on its side
  3. Press the ‘X’.

Removing Your Walkie Talkie Contacts Via Your iPhone

You can remove the contacts on your Walkie Talkie app using your iPhone. Here’s how that’s done:

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone
  2. Select Walkie Talkie
  3. Select the contact so you can see all their details
  4. Select the ‘Edit’ option
  5. Press on the ‘-‘ button
  6. Finally, press ‘Remove’ to get rid of the contact from the app.

The Walkie Talkie app is a fun way to send a quick message to someone using your Apple Watch. In this article, we discussed how to set up the app, send a message, change availability and remove contacts. 

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