Use Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch
Walkie-Talkie is a fun, simple way to connect with someone who has a compatible Apple Watch. Like using a real walkie-talkie, press a button to talk, and release to listen when you’re ready for them to reply. Walkie-Talkie requires that both participants have connectivity—through a Bluetooth connection to the iPhone, Wi-Fi, or cellular.
Note: Walkie-Talkie is not available in all regions.
Invite a friend to use Walkie-Talkie
Open the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch for the first time.
Scroll through the list of contacts, then tap a name to send an invitation.
When your contact accepts the invitation, you can start a Walkie-Talkie conversation when both of you are available.
To add another contact, tap Add Friends on the Walkie-Talkie screen, then choose a contact.
Have a Walkie-Talkie conversation
Open the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch.
Tap your friend’s name.
Touch and hold the Talk button, then speak.
If your friend has made themselves available, Walkie-Talkie opens on their Apple Watch and they’ll hear what you said.
To adjust the volume while you’re talking, turn the Digital Crown.
Talk with a single tap
If you have difficulty keeping your finger pressed on the Talk button, you can use a single tap to talk.
Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
Tap Accessibility, then, below Walkie-Talkie, turn on Tap to Talk.
When this is on, tap once to talk, then tap again when you’re finished talking.
You can also open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, tap My Watch, tap Accessibility, then, below Walkie-Talkie, turn on Tap to Talk.
In the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch, swipe left on a contact, then tap X.
Make yourself unavailable
Press the side button to open Control Center.
Scroll down, then tap .
Or, in the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch, scroll to the top of the screen, then turn off Walkie-Talkie.
Turning on theater mode also makes you unavailable for Walkie-Talkie.
For more information, see the Apple Support article Use Walkie-Talkie on your Apple Watch.
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