Use Walkie-Talkie on your Apple Watch

Whether you’re out shopping or trying to find someone in a crowd, use the Walkie-Talkie app to get in touch with just a tap. Add friends, then manage when you want to talk.

Walkie-Talkie icon

How to add friends to the Walkie-Talkie app

  1. Open the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple tree Watch.
  2. Tap Add together Friends, so choose a contact.
  3. Expect for your friend to accept the invitation. Their contact carte du jour stays grey and appears under Friends You Invited until your friend accepts. Later they take, their contact card turns xanthous and you and your friend tin talk instantly.

To remove a friend, open up the Walkie-Talkie app, swipe left on the friend, then tap the delete pushthe Delete icon. Or open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, tap Walkie-Talkie > Edit, tap the minus button, and so tap Remove.

Get help if you can’t add a friend to Walkie-Talkie.

How to accept a Walkie-Talkie invitation

Tap E’er Allow in the notification that appears when someone invites you. If y’all miss the notification the kickoff time, look for it in Notification Middle. Invitations also announced in the Walkie-Talkie app.

How to start a Walkie-Talkie chat

  1. Open the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap a friend.
  3. Touch and hold the talk button, then say something. If you see “connecting” on the screen, wait for Walkie-Talkie to connect. After Walkie-Talkie connects, your friend can hear your vocalization and talk with you instantly.

Every bit long as your friend is wearing their Apple Watch and has Walkie-Talkie turned on, they receive alerts when y’all want to talk.

How to talk over Walkie-Talkie

  1. Touch and agree the talk push, then say something.
  2. When you’re done, let go. Your friend instantly hears what you said.

To change the volume, turn the Digital Crown.

Turn Walkie-Talkie off or on

  1. Open the Walkie-Talkie app.
  2. Plough Walkie-Talkie off or on. If someone tries to reach you while yous’re unavailable, a notification appears asking if y’all’d like to talk.

You tin can also turn Walkie-Talkie off or on by tapping the Walkie-Talkie push button in Control Center.

If you turn on Silent Mode in Control Center, you can still hear chimes and your friend’s vocalisation. If you plough on Theater Fashion, information technology automatically makes you unavailable to talk with Walkie-Talkie. Do Non Disturb mirrors your iPhone settings, so you lot can manage which Walkie-Talkie alerts announced, and when.

Get help

If you don’t encounter the Walkie-Talkie app

  1. FaceTime is required for Walkie-Talkie to work, so if you’ve deleted it, re-download FaceTime on your iPhone. Open the App Store on your iPhone, search for FaceTime, then tap the download push buttonthe Download icon.
  2. Make sure that FaceTime is turned on. Open the Settings app, tap FaceTime, then turn on FaceTime.
  3. Open the FaceTime app. To make certain FaceTime is set up correctly, try making a telephone call.
  4. Restart your Apple Watch.
  5. Restart your iPhone.

If yous have FaceTime on your iPhone and don’t see the Walkie-Talkie app on your watch, you might have deleted it. Open up the App Store on your Apple Picket and re-download it.

FaceTime is not available in all countries or regions.

If yous’re having issues sending and receiving invitations

If you yet need assistance

If y’all updated to watchOS five.3 or afterward and tried the steps above, but notwithstanding demand assistance, contact Apple Back up.

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