View and Control Your Apple Watch From Your iPhone

A new feature in iOS 16 and watchOS 9 is the ability to mirror you Apple Watch screen on your iPhone. You can use this to get a larger view of your Watch screen or to do a screen recording.

Comments: 13 Responses to “View and Control Your Apple Watch From Your iPhone”

    Robert
    2 months ago

    It is useful except when you press the little (x) - it disconnects. Also some features require touching the watch - ECG. Neat feature. Maybe a Shortcut to the Mirroring app? Thanks

    Jeff
    2 months ago

    I do not have the Apple Watch Mirroring under Physical and Motor. I have IOS 16.0.3

    2 months ago

    Jeff: How about the other requirements? Which Apple Watch do you have and is it running watchOS 9?

    Jonathan
    2 months ago

    I got this to work, however, after I engaged it I was no longer able to get control center to appear on my watch by swiping up. I had to restart the watch to get it working again. Have you seen bugs with this feature? Also, along a similar line, have you had issues unlocking your Mac automatically with the Apple Watch? I can't get this to work consistently and Apple support has not been very helpful.

    2 months ago

    Jonathan: I haven't experienced that Control Center watch bug, but I don't really use that feature much. As for unlocking a Mac with an Apple Watch, yes. I have never been able to get that feature to work constantly over the years and several Macs.

    Jeff
    2 months ago

    Running watch OS 9.02

    2 months ago

    Jeff: Which Watch model though?

    Jeff
    2 months ago

    Just noticed, I have Apple Watch series 5, so that is reason.

    Patrick
    1 month ago

    Gary, thanks for this amazing tip on using the iPhone to view and work with my Apple watch.

    Thanks again.

    Patrick

    Michael
    3 weeks ago

    Jonathan/Gary. Unlocking my Mac and Mac Book Pro with my watch works 90% of the time - quite good. However, my watch also used to unlock the locked files in, for instance, the Notes app. This stopped working some time ago and I'm not sure how to fix it? Thanks & Regards Michael

    3 weeks ago

    Michael: Not sure if that will work with Notes. The latest version changed how notes are locked and you now have two options. In Notes, Settings, I would assume you need to use your Login Password for locking, and them there could be a checkbox under it for Apple Watch (I see one for Touch ID on my MacBook Air, for instance).

    Michael
    3 weeks ago

    Thanks for the reply Gary. My soon to be replaced MBP will only run Monterey and I am guessing the settings you mentioned are not available in my version of Notes (V4.9). I checked the App Store for a possible update for Notes but strangely Notes does not appear in the list of my Apps on my MBP, neither will Notes appear when I search for it in the App store. I think I must be missing something. Thanks & Regards Michael

    3 weeks ago

    Michael: Notes is a macOS app, part of macOS. You can't have Ventura's Notes app while using something prior to Ventura.

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