Wearables

How to Fix a WearOS Watch Not Staying Connected to a Huawei Phone

I was getting pretty frustrated with my new WearOS watch (the Fossil Watch Gen 5 for those curious) would just keep disconnecting from my Huawei P30 Pro. It connects during the setup process but then after a while, the watch will just say it’s disconnected even if the phone shows that it is absolutely connected via Bluetooth. Turns out this little magic trick has to do with Huawei’s EMUI battery super aggressive battery management. Essentially, one of the reasons the Huawei P30 Pro has some of the best battery life of any phone out there is the fact that EMUI …

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How to Turn Off the Apple Watch Stand Notifications

Word on the street is that “sitting is the new smoking,” and one needn’t look further than Brian Wilson’s bedridden years to find some validation in this aphorism. If only there had been some kind of system in place to encourage Wilson to stand up and walk around once every hour… well, Apple may be 40 years too late to help the genius behind Pet Sounds, but they may have just the solution for the stationarily-inclined among us today. Time to Stand is a notification system designed to keep users on a healthful path via intervallic reminders to walk around for one minute out of every 50 minutes of continuous …

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Apple Watch Clear Notifications

How to Dismiss All Notifications on the Apple Watch

I’ll be honest, I accidentally figured out how to do this when I literally got frustrated with removing notifications one by one on the Apple Watch. I tapped the screen a bit too hard and viola, an option for dismissing them all magically appeared. Thankfully! Here’s how you too can get giddy at the idea of killing all your notifications on the Apple Watch at once. 1. Pull down the notification shade by pulling your finger down from the top of the screen on the watch. 2. Tap hard (Force Touch) anywhere on that shade and a Dismiss All appears. …

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Update the Apple Watch

How to Update the Apple Watch

Apple released their first OS update to the Apple Watch today with performance enhancements and support for the new emojis, but, since this is a new device, maybe you’re not quite sure how to update it. Just like with the iPhone itself, it comes down to forcing the device to check for the update manually, then letting it download and install. The difference with the watch is that it needs to be done in the watch app on your iPhone, instead of on the watch itself. Here’s how to do it. 1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. 2. …

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