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Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course by Jeff Carlson

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Notifications

Of the Apple Watch’s many features, I take advantage of notifications the most. When a text message, Twitter reply, bank card alert, or other notification arrives , it appears on my watch; in fact, my iPhone, asleep in my pocket, doesn’t chime or vibrate. (Conversely, if you’re actively using the iPhone, notifications don’t appear on the watch.) This is the heart of the watch’s interaction: you can quickly, and discreetly if needed, check a notification on your wrist without pulling out the iPhone.

**①** Several types of notifications appear on the watch, identified by the app name and icon at the top.
Several types of notifications appear on the watch, identified by the app name and icon at the top.

Act on a Notification

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