Apple Watch short-cuts, tricks you might not know

Jonny Evans, writing for ComputerWorld, lays out a series of Apple Watch tips and tricks that might be new to you, even if you are a grizzled veteran.

My favorite, by far:

A call comes in and you check your Watch. You know you want to talk to this person but want to use your iPhone to make it. Suddenly anxious you grapple through all your pockets to find your phone and the call drops. It needn’t be this way – just use the Answer on iPhone button at the bottom of the incoming call screen (turn the Digital Crown a little and you’ll see it). The person calling will hear a repeated sound while you search for your phone. Stay cool.

When I read this, I wondered if the person calling me would intuitively know to hang on, or if they’d hang up, thinking something went wrong. So I tried it.

This is designed perfectly. The moment you tap the “Answer on iPhone” button, the call is answered and Siri’s voice says, “Please hold on a moment”. Then, a series of repeating tones plays, that makes it sound like you are on hold. My instinctive response was to stay on the phone. This is great.