How to use "Tap to tell time" on Apple Watch

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In the Apple Watch we have an interesting function for those who like to know the time at all times and that is that apart from the evidence of turning the wrist and looking at the screen, the device is able to notify us every hour with a slight vibration.

This function is disabled and each user is in charge of activating it or not. In this case it is very simple to carry out and with three steps we will have it available on our watch thanks to the implementation of watchOS 6. Logically the Series 0 are left out of this option since they cannot update to this version, but the rest can activate it without problem, we will see how to do it.

Apple Watch

How to activate "Tap to tell the time"

This option consists of automatically warning us by means of a small vibration every hour that passes and for this we have to follow the following steps:

  • We have to access the watch settings directly on the Apple Watch
  • Once inside, click on Clock and then slide until we find "Touch to tell the time"
  • Here we have several options available and we simply choose the one we like the most

Digits, Concise and Morse Code. These are the three options we have available for the notice "format" and they are explained directly as follows:

  • With Digits: Apple Watch plays long vibrations every 10 hours, followed by short vibrations every hour, followed by long vibrations every 10 minutes, followed by short vibrations every minute
  • Concise: Apple Watch plays long vibrations for every five hours, followed by short vibrations for the remaining hours, followed by long vibrations for every quarter of an hour
  • Morse code: The Apple Watch vibrates for each digit of the hour in Morse code

So now you know, choose the option that you like the most and go for it. It is also possible to configure "Touch to tell the time" from iPhone if you like this option. To do this simply by opening the Apple Watch app on the iPhone, press My watch> Clock, followed by “Touch to tell the time”, and activate it.


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