The Apple Watch has a feature called Walkie Talkie, which provides a convenient way to speak to your contacts using your wearable device.
If you’ve been using an Apple Watch for a while, you’re probably already familiar with the idea of making and receiving phone calls and FaceTime calls. This is typically piped through from your paired iOS device.
While this is already a convenient feature, not everyone wants to deal with two-way voice calls all the time.
Similar to radio communications, Apple Watch’s Walkie Talkie feature allows you to send voice messages to your contacts without having to expect a reply from them. This is a good way to relay a quick message or update your location.
If you don’t know about this feature yet, we’ve decided to make a guide on how to use the Walkie Talkie function of the Apple Watch.
Adding Contacts to Walkie Talkie
Before you can enjoy Apple Watch walkie talkie function, you’ll have to add your contacts first. Fortunately, this is an almost straightforward process and does not require complicated steps on your wearable.
Here’s what you need to do:
First, open your Apple Watch and tap on the “Walkie Talkie app” to launch it. Now, tap on the “Add Friends” option.
Select a contact from the list, and it should send them an invitation, which they need to accept on their end. This should appear as a notification on their Apple Watch, and once they agree, the contact will move from the “Friends You Invited” page to your “Friends list”.
Sending a Walkie Talkie Call
After adding your contacts to the Walkie Talkie app, you can now start sending voice chats to them using your Apple Watch.
Launch the “Walkie Talkie app” on your device and ensure that the toggle switch at the top of the window is set to the “On Setting”.
Now, tap on a “Contact”. Once connected, hold down the “Talk button” and speak. If your contact is too loud or quiet, turn the “Digital Crown” to adjust the volume.
Disabling Walkie Talkie on Apple Watch
Although the Walkie Talkie feature on the Apple Watch is a fun and convenient feature, there are times when you’ll want to disable it. If the situation calls for you to disable the Walkie Talkie function, here’s what you need to do:
On your Apple Watch, access the “Control Center” by swiping downwards from the upper corner of the display. Now, locate the “Walkie Talkie” tab and tap on the toggle switch to turn off the feature.
Meanwhile, you can also access the “Walkie Talkie app” from your home screen and tap the toggle switch at the top of the window.
You should also keep in mind that the Walkie Talkie feature on the Apple Watch can also be disabled by other attention-related modes. For instance, Theatre Mode will automatically make the user unavailable for Walkie Talkie chats, while being in Silent Mode still allows the feature to function.
Related: How to Use Apple Watch Hands Free
Removing Walkie Talkie Contacts
There are two ways to remove Walkie Talkie contacts. First, you can manage your contacts directly from your Apple Watch. On the other hand, you can also remove users using the Watch app on your iOS device.
On Apple Watch:
Access the “Walkie Talkie app” on your Apple Watch and go to your “Friends list”. From there, select the contact you want to remove and swipe the contact left.
Tap on the “X button” to delete the contact.
On iOS device:
First, go to your home screen and tap on the “Apple Watch app” to launch it. Now, access “Walkie Talkie” and tap on “Edit”. Press the “- button” next to the contact you want to delete and tap on “Remove” to confirm your action.
If you want to re-add contacts, simply follow the first step above to guide you through the process.