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How do you use the Walkie-Talkie function on the Apple Watch?

Perhaps you've heard of it: the Walkie-Talkie app on the Apple Watch. Lost your friend in the supermarket and are they also wearing their Apple Watch? You can contact your friend with one tap on the wrist. We'll explain how this app works.

What do you need?

Walkie-Talkie on the Apple Watch

If you want to be able to use the Walkie-Talkie app, the first thing you need is an Apple Watch. So does the person you want to contact. The Walkie-Talkie app is available for the Apple Watch Series 1 and later versions if it has watchOS 5.3 or later. Is the yellow TALK icon not visible in the menu? You probably haven't set up the FaceTime app on your iPhone yet. Make sure you do this first.

How do you add a friend?

Add a friend in the Walkie-Talkie app

After setting up FaceTime on your iPhone, you'll see the Walktie-Talkie app appear on your watch. It's a yellow icon that says TALK.

  1. Open the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap '+" and select the name of the friend you want so send a message to.
  3. All you have to do is wait for your friend to accept the invitation. When your friend accepts the invitation, the contact card becomes yellow. This means you can start talking.

How do you accept an invitation?

Accept invitation in the Walkie-Talkie app

You've invited a friend for Walkie-Talkie, but you can also receive an invitation yourself. You can accept an invitation as follows:

  1. With your finger, touch and hold the top of the watch face and swipe down to open Notification Center.
  2. As soon as you get a notification from Walkie-Talkie, tap it.
  3. Tap Always Allow.
  4. If you can't find the invitation, check if Do Not Disturb is on. Do Not Disturb has to be turned off.

How do you start a conversation?

Start a walkie talkie conversation

It's time to start a conversation.

  1. On your Apple Watch, open the Walkie-Talkie app.
  2. Tap the name of the friend you want to start a conversation with.
  3. Hold down the talk button while you talk. Does the screen say connecting? Wait until Walkie-Talkie has established a connection. When you release the button, your friend will hear your spoken message.

Is the sound very loud or soft? To change the volume, turn the Digital Crown.

How do you turn Walkie-Talkie off again?

Turn Walkie-Talkie on and off

The Walkie-Talkie app may be fun, but you probably don't want to receive unexpected messages from friends while you're at work. This could lead to some awkward situations. You can easily switch Walkie-Talkie off again.

  1. Open the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap the Available card to turn it on or off. If someone sends you a message when you're not available, you'll receive a notification from Walkie-Talkie with a request to talk.

How do you remove a friend?

Remove Walkie-Talkie friend

Some people really like the Walkie-Talkie app and want to send messages all day. If you're tired of a friend, you can (temporarily) remove them from your list.

  1. Open the Walkie-Talkie app app and search for the friend you want to remove.
  2. Swipe left and tap the delete button.

When your friend isn't bothering you anymore, you can easily add them again.

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