How To Walkie Talkie Apple Watch

by Barbara Wilson

The Walkie-Talkie feature on the Apple Watch is a fun and convenient way to stay in touch with friends and family. It allows you to have instant voice communication, just like a traditional walkie-talkie. This article will provide a detailed guide on how to set up and use the Walkie-Talkie feature on your Apple Watch, covering everything from adding friends to adjusting settings for optimal use.


Add Friends to Walkie-Talkie

Before you can start using the Walkie-Talkie feature, you need to add friends who also have an Apple Watch with the Walkie-Talkie app installed.


Step 1: Open the Walkie-Talkie App

  1. Access the App: On your Apple Watch, press the Digital Crown to open the app grid.
  2. Find Walkie-Talkie: Tap on the yellow Walkie-Talkie app icon to open it.

Step 2: Add Friends

  1. Scroll Through Contacts: Scroll through your list of contacts within the Walkie-Talkie app.
  2. Send an Invitation: Tap on a contact’s name to send them an invitation to join you on Walkie-Talkie.
  3. Wait for Acceptance: Your friend will receive a notification and need to accept the invitation. Once they do, their contact card will turn yellow, indicating they are ready to talk.

Start a Conversation

Once your friend has accepted the invitation, you can start using the Walkie-Talkie feature to communicate instantly.


Step 1: Open the Walkie-Talkie App

  1. Launch the App: Press the Digital Crown to go to the app grid, then tap on the Walkie-Talkie app.

Step 2: Select a Friend

  1. Choose a Contact: In the Walkie-Talkie app, tap on the name of the friend you want to talk to.

Step 3: Talk

  1. Press and Hold the Talk Button: Touch and hold the talk button (the large round button) to start speaking.
  2. Release When Done: Release the button when you’re finished speaking. Your friend will hear your voice instantly.

Adjust Volume and Talk

Controlling the volume and understanding how to talk effectively are key to a smooth Walkie-Talkie experience.


Step 1: Adjust Volume

  1. Turn the Digital Crown: While in a conversation, turn the Digital Crown to increase or decrease the volume of your friend’s voice.

Step 2: Communicate

  1. Hold to Talk: Touch and hold the talk button to speak.
  2. Release to Listen: Release the button to let your friend hear your message.

Turn Walkie-Talkie On or Off

There may be times when you don’t want to be disturbed by Walkie-Talkie notifications. You can easily turn the feature on or off as needed.

Step 1: Open the Walkie-Talkie App

  1. Access the App: Press the Digital Crown and tap on the Walkie-Talkie app.

Step 2: Toggle Walkie-Talkie

  1. Turn On/Off: Use the toggle switch within the app to turn Walkie-Talkie on or off. When off, you won’t receive notifications or be able to communicate via Walkie-Talkie.

Step 3: Manage Alerts

  1. Alerts When Available: When Walkie-Talkie is on, you will receive alerts whenever someone wants to talk to you.

Tips for Using Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch

To get the most out of the Walkie-Talkie feature, consider these additional tips and best practices:

Ensure Compatibility

  1. Software Requirements: Both you and your friend need an Apple Watch Series 1 or later with watchOS 5.3 or later installed.

Optimize Battery Life

  1. Use Power Saving Features: Walkie-Talkie uses a moderate amount of battery. To conserve battery life, consider using power-saving features on your Apple Watch.
  2. Turn Off When Not Needed: Disable Walkie-Talkie when you don’t need it to save battery life and prevent unwanted interruptions.

Privacy Considerations

  1. Choose Contacts Wisely: Only add friends and family members you trust to your Walkie-Talkie list.
  2. Control Availability: Use the toggle feature to manage when you’re available to talk, ensuring you maintain your privacy when needed.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

  1. Invitation Not Received: If your friend doesn’t receive your invitation, make sure both of you are connected to a network and that your Apple Watches are updated to the latest watchOS version.
  2. Audio Issues: If you experience poor audio quality, check your network connection and ensure your Apple Watch is not in Water Lock or Do Not Disturb mode.

Enhancing Communication

  1. Clear Speech: Speak clearly and directly into the Apple Watch’s microphone for the best audio quality.
  2. Volume Control: Adjust the volume using the Digital Crown to ensure you can hear your friend properly, especially in noisy environments.


The Walkie-Talkie feature on Apple Watch offers a quick and fun way to communicate with friends and family. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily set up and use Walkie-Talkie to stay connected. Remember to manage your settings to optimize battery life and maintain privacy. With these tips, you’ll be able to make the most out of this unique feature on your Apple Watch. Happy talking!


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