So at WWDC18 2018, Apple announced different updates and upcoming features of iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Apple Watch. Apple Watch is enriched with a lot of features, and among them, Walkie-Talkie is the most loved and appreciated feature of watchOS 5. Today we will talk about this cool feature and how to use Walkie-Talkie on Apple watch.
Why I got error screen?: Walkie-Talkie coming soon on Apple watch when I tried on my Apple watch Series 3, And Also compatible with Apple Watch Series 2, Apple Watch Series 1 running on WatchOS 5.
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Walkie-Talkie is available in all generations of Apple watch except the first generation. Still, you haven’t bought Apple watch then don’t wait just buy today, and if you want the newest model, then you have to wait probably till September until Apple launches new iWatch.
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- What is Walkie Talkie? How does it work on Apple Watch?
- Setup Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch
- Initiate Walkie-Talkie Conversation
- Steps for use Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch
- WatchOS 5 Walkie-Talkie issues and Won’t send or play after receive
What is Walkie-Talkie? When it Will Available?
Don’t overthink about this feature; you have seen in movies how people use Walkie-Talkie for communication, Apple watch Walkie-Talkie also works on the same principle. The Walkie-Talkie for your Apple watch will be available when you update your watch to watchOS 5. Comming on this year later or Release of Publick WatchOS 5. – So you are seeing Walkie-Talkie coming soon..
How to Set Up Walkie-Talkie?
It is straightforward to set up and initiate conversation on Walkie-Talkie with your friend and family.
Step 1: Launch the “Walkie-Talkie” app on Apple watch.
Step 2: If you are having a conversation with your friends and family members for the first time then you have to tap the “(+)” sign and add them.
Step 3: Once you add them to your list, a request like “John wants to talk with you over Walkie-Talkie” will be displayed on your friend’s watch, if he/she tap “Always Allow” then only you can talk with your friend over Walkie-Talkie.
Step 4: Finally the Walkie-Talkie is ready. From now onwards if you launch the Walkie-Talkie app Yellow banners will be visible with names.
How to initiate a Walkie-Talkie Conversation?
How to Use Walkie-Talkie? How to Walkie-Talkie Works?
When you open the Walkie-Talkie app on Apple watch, you will see yellow banners of the added names. Tap on the name you wish to talk over Walkie-Talkie. Now on the whole screen, you will see TALK which is written in a circle. Hold down the TALK button and speak and when you finish speaking than just leave. On the other side, your friend or family member will feel a haptic buzz or a beep as an indicator that you have sent a message so they can take over Apple watch and ready to listen.
Walkie-Talkie Won’t send audio clip or Message: Issues and Fixes
- Reset Apple Watch
- Restart or Reboot Your Apple Watch: Press and Hold Side button + Digital Crown button until apple logo on the screen
- Force Close Walkie-Talkie app and Try again [“Press side button”, Slide Left on app > Close]
- Your Request Rejected by your Partner at the Other End. [Resend Request from Walkie Talkie Apple Watch App]
Follow the steps and use walkie-talkie on Apple Watch in WatchOS 5 running on Apple Watch Series 3, Series 2 and Apple Watch Series 1.