WhatsApp, a popular messaging app with over 2 billion users, is not only available on your iPhone but can also be used on your Apple Watch. Though WhatsApp doesn’t have a standalone app for the Apple Watch, you can still receive notifications and reply to messages straight from your wrist gadget. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the easy steps of using WhatsApp on your Apple Watch.
Setting Up WhatsApp on Apple Watch
Before you start, ensure that WhatsApp is installed on your iPhone and your Apple Watch is paired with your iPhone. The process of setting up WhatsApp on your Apple Watch is more about ensuring notifications are correctly configured on your iPhone since the Apple Watch mirrors iPhone notifications. Here’s how to do it:
- On your iPhone, navigate to the Settings app.
- Scroll down and tap on Notifications.
- Find and select WhatsApp from the list of applications.
- Ensure that the Allow Notifications toggle is turned on.
- Also, make sure that the Show in Notification Center, Show on Lock Screen, and Banners options are enabled.
Now that you have correctly set up notifications for WhatsApp on your iPhone, they will automatically appear on your Apple Watch.
Interacting with WhatsApp Messages on Apple Watch
When you receive a WhatsApp message on your Apple Watch, you can read the complete message by simply raising your wrist. Interacting with the message is pretty straightforward, and you can even reply using voice dictation, Scribble, or preset replies. Here’s how to reply to a message:
- When you receive a WhatsApp message notification, tap on it.
- You will see the Reply button at the bottom of the message. Tap on it.
- Choose either voice dictation, Scribble, or a preset reply to respond to the message.
It’s important to note, however, that voice dictation and Scribble only works if your watch supports these features.
Using WhatsApp on your Apple Watch is as simple as setting up notifications correctly on your iPhone and knowing how to interact with them on your watch. Though it may not provide the full functionality of the iPhone app, it offers the convenience of staying connected and replying to important messages without needing to pick up your phone. So now, with your Apple Watch, you have one more way to use WhatsApp, making it even easier to stay in touch with your friends and family.