There notifications screen enables the owner of an Apple Watch to keep up to date with the incoming information. He or she taps a notification to go to the app that raised the corresponding notification. The user can dismiss a notification no longer needed, or dismiss all notifications to clear the slate.
How to Work with Notifications
- Lift the wrist to wake Apple Watch, you’ll see the watch face.
- The red dot on the watch face (just above the watch face) will indicate that there are unread notifications.
- Swipe down to see the Notifications screen.
- To choose among the notifications, tap the notification you want to read. This notification will open in the appropriate app (Messages, Mail, etc.)
- Tap Reply to reply to the message.
- Tap Dismiss to dismiss the message. In this case, the notification screen will show again.
- If you want to react to another notification, tap it to view this notification in the appropriate app.
- Force-touch the screen to see the Clear All button.
- When you see Clear All button, touch it, and Apple Watch will clear all the notifications. Then the watch face will appear again.
Turn off Notifications
Getting notifications is a great way to stay up to date. However, it’s recommended to prune the list of apps that can give you notifications to a sensible minimum. This will help you avoid unnecessary distractions and it will cut down on power consumption. Indeed your Apple Watch will not need to retrieve useless notifications, and thus you’ll save the battery life and you’ll not be distracted when the device tries to get your attention vibrating and displaying notifications that can easily wait.
To Learn More About Notifications
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