Apple Watch User Guide
- What’s new
- Apps on Apple Watch
- Open apps
- Organize apps
- Get more apps
- Tell time
- Status icons
- Control Center
- Use Focus
- Adjust brightness, text size, sounds, and haptics
- See and respond to notifications
- Change notification settings
- Manage your Apple ID
- Use shortcuts
- Set up Handwashing
- Connect Apple Watch to a Wi-Fi network
- Connect to Bluetooth headphones or speakers
- Hand off tasks from Apple Watch
- Unlock your Mac with Apple Watch
- Unlock your iPhone with Apple Watch
- Use Apple Watch without its paired iPhone
- Use your Apple Watch with a cellular network
- Blood Oxygen
- Camera Remote
- Now Playing
- Voice Memos
- About Wallet
- Apple Pay
- Set up Apple Pay
- Make purchases
- Send, receive, and request money with Apple Watch (U.S. only)
- Manage Apple Cash (U.S. only)
- Use Wallet for passes
- Use rewards cards
- Pay with Apple Watch on Mac
- Ride transit
- Use your driver’s license or state ID
- Use digital keys
- Use COVID-19 vaccination cards
- World Clock
- Set up Apple Watch using VoiceOver
- Apple Watch basics with VoiceOver
- Apple Watch Mirroring
- Control nearby devices
- Use a braille display
- Use a Bluetooth keyboard
- Tell time with haptic feedback
- Adjust text size and other visual settings
- Adjust motor skills settings
- Set up and use RTT
- Accessibility audio settings
- Use accessibility features with Siri
- The Accessibility Shortcut
Time events with a stopwatch on Apple Watch
Time events with accuracy and ease. Apple Watch can time full events (up to 11 hours, 55 minutes) and keep track of lap or split times, then show the results as a list, a graph, or live on your watch face. The Chronograph and Chronograph Pro watch faces have the stopwatch built in.
Open and choose a stopwatch
Open the Stopwatch app on your Apple Watch, or tap the stopwatch on your watch face (if you’ve added it or you’re using the Chronograph or Chronograph Pro watch face).
Choose Analog, Digital, Graph, or Hybrid on the Stopwatch screen.
To choose a different format while viewing a stopwatch, tap <, then choose a format.
Start, stop, and reset the stopwatch
Open the Stopwatch app on your Apple Watch, choose a format, then do any of the following:
Start: Tap the Start button (the green button on the analog stopwatch).
Record a lap: Tap the Lap button (the white button on the analog stopwatch).
Record the final time: Tap the Stop button (the red button on the analog stopwatch).
Reset the stopwatch: With the stopwatch stopped, tap the Reset button (the white button on the analog stopwatch).
The timing continues even if you switch back to the watch face or open other apps.
Review results on the display you used for timing, or change displays to analyze your lap times and fastest/slowest laps (marked with green and red) in the format you prefer. If the display includes a list of lap times, turn the Digital Crown to scroll.
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