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Set Up And Use Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie: Here’s How!

You want to meet up with a friend but need help to spot him in the crowd. Then the Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie function will help you because you can talk to each other live via your wrist.

Set Up The Walkie-Talkie On The Apple Watch

Before setting up Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie, check if you can use the feature. You and your friends need the following :

  1. Apple Watch Series 1 with watchOS 5.3 or later.
  2. The iPhone was running iOS 12.4 or later.
  3. FaceTime must be installed and set up on the iPhone.
  4. Check if the feature is available in your country.

You can then set up or activate the Walkie-Talkie function on your Apple Watch. And it goes like this:

  1. Open the Control Center on your Apple Watch by swiping up from the screen’s bottom edge.
  2. Then tap the small walkie-talkie icon until it turns yellow.

That’s it already. Your walkie-talkie function is now switched on, and others can reach you.

Invite Friends To Walkie Talkie

Of course, the walkie-talkie function is only fun if you have it turned on the Apple Watch yourself. After all, you want to be able to exchange voice messages with friends as quickly and conveniently as possible. In this step, we will look at how to invite friends to Walkie Talkie. And it goes like this:

  1. First, open the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Scroll down and tap “Add”.
  3. Now select a friend or friend that you want to add.
  4. Now, wait for the person to accept your invitation. Until then, your contact card will remain grayed out.
  5. Once the person accepts the invitation, you can tap them and send them a message directly from their Apple Watch using the Walkie-Talkie.

Use The Walkie-Talkie Function

Have you already added friends to your Walkie-Talkie app and want to send them a voice message? Then this works in just a few steps:

  1. First, open the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap a person you want to send a message to.
  3. Now you can hold down the talk button and say something. The other person hears they live what you say and can answer you.

Delete Friends On Walkie-Talkie

Is someone annoying you, or do you want to remove them from your Walkie-Talkie app? Then you can also delete friends. It’s quick and easy:

  1. Open the Walkie Talkie app .
  2. Swipe left on a person.
  3. Then tap the “X”.

Deactivate The Walkie-Talkie Function On The Apple Watch

If you don’t want to be available now, you can temporarily or permanently disable Walkie Talkie. The easiest way to do this is via the control center:

  1. Open the Control Center on your Apple Watch by swiping it up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Then tap the small walkie-talkie icon until it turns gray.

Alternatively, you can open the Walkie-Talkie app and deactivate the function.

Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie Not Working?

Your Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie isn’t working. We have therefore compiled common solutions to problems for you here:

  1. Install FaceTime: First, install and set up FaceTime on your iPhone. The walkie-talkie function requires the app.
  2. Check Availability: Walkie Talkie is not available in all regions. Apple has created a dedicated page where all countries support the Walkie-Talkie feature on the Apple Watch.
  3. Restart Apple Watch: If Walkie Talkie still doesn’t work, then you should restart Apple Watch once. 
  4. Restart iPhone: It could also be an iPhone issue. The Walkie-Talkie function works via FaceTime on the iPhone. You should, therefore, also restart the iPhone.
  5. Contact Apple Support: If it still doesn’t work, you should go to your local Apple Store and get help.

The Essentials In Brief

  1. You can use the Walkie-Talkie on your Apple Watch and talk directly to friends live. It’s like a phone call.
  2. All you have to do is open the Walkie-Talkie app and activate the function. 
  3. You can then add friends who can reach you via a walkie-talkie.
  4. If a person is annoying you, you can delete them again via the app.

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