We recently got several light blubs replaced by Philips HUE lamps in our home. We have setup everything to be used from one device, but now my son wants to adjust his bedroom lamp himself from his own iPhone.
How do we set that up ?
There are various ways of setting this up, and most of them are straight forward. Here are a few of the simplest ones :
The setup process is rather simple, especially if you have done this befor (like you mentioned) : just follow the onscreen directions.
Note : you can also control Philips HUE lamps from your AppleWatch (if you have one) using the watchOS version of the PhilipsHUE.app that is automatically installed if your AppleWatch is connected to your iPhone.
I have both an iPhone and an AppleWatch. The AppleWatch is very convenient as an iPhone-microphone&speaker when receiving a call in an unexpected situation (like riding a bike or driving a car). I used to be able to pick up an incoming phone call on my AppleWatch easily, but now my AppleWatch seems unresponsive…
What could be wrong ?
If your AppleWatch does respond to your touches in all other situations and only seems unresponsive when trying to pick up te phone, make sure that :
just quickly tap once on the green microphone-button on your watch-screen !
if you touch the button repeatedly or if you tap and hold the button, your AppleWatch will not pick up the phone call… just tap once quickly !
…and your AppleWatch will turn into a handsfree microphone&speaker
I have been using it very happily for about a month now, but a few days ago the bell sound that helps me switch from running to resting and back without looking on my AppleWatch has suddenly stopped working. Now I only get a buzz, but that’s too faint to notice during workouts most of the time.
What is wrong ?
The solution is so simple, you may have overlooked it :
on your AppleWatch in standard view, slide up to see the buttons for WiFi, Airplane Mode, Night Mode, etc.
slide up again to see the rest of the buttons
bottom left, you’ll see the Bell-button crossed-out in red : click it to reactivate (so the button’s color will be back to gray)
now, your (bell) sound will be back when you ar e using the app on your AppleWatch
Sometimes, when I look on my Apple Watch to check the time, the watch face has suddenly changed to something completely different.
Now, each time this happens, I have to open the Watch-app on my iPhone and reselect my preferred watch face and set it as “My Current Watch Face” to get things back to normal…
Isn’t there an easy way to prevent that my watch face will suddenly change into something different ? I’ve looked in on my Apple Watch and in the iOS Watch-app, but I can’t find a setting to block this…
What am I doing wrong ?
Since you have unintentionally set multiple watch faces in “My Watch Faces”, you’re watch face will change if you swipe left or right when your current watch face is displayed.
Simply put : it’s a feature, not a bug.
To be more precise : this is a feature for people who want different watch faces for different activities like “Work”, “Home”, “Sports”, etc. ; but anyone who has no need for this feature, or never thought this could be handy, it seems like erratic behavior whenever the watch face ‘suddenly’ changes…
To fix this :
on your iPhone (or iPad), open the Watch-app
the “My Watch” screen opens
at “MY FACES”, see how many watch faces you have set
click on “Edit” (in orange)
in the “My Faces” screen that opens, delete all watch faces you don’t want or need, except for the “Current Watch Face”