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The ultimate guide to texting with the Apple Watch

Dick Tracy. Maxwell Smart. James T. Kirk. Yes, even Penny Gadget. When I was young, they inspired me to dream of cool gadgets that seemed impossible. Today, I converse with friends and family via a tiny computer that’s light and durable enough to be strapped to my arm. That’s amazing. 

In this guide, I’ll cover absolutely everything you need to know about texting with the Apple Watch. We’ll look at mastering notifications, receiving messages, replying and composing from scratch. I’ll discuss those animated emoji and how to receive all the notifications you want without bothering everyone. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get to it.

Five things you should do now to prepare for the Apple Watch

Apple Watch pre-orders should begin arriving next week with the first deliveries expected on April 24th. Before your package arrives, you should spend some time preparing for the Watch so your first-day experience with it will be smooth sailing. Below are some tips you can do now while you are waiting for the Watch to make its way to your doorstep. Please feel free share any additional tips in the comments below. 

Watch Apple’s “Spring Forward” event live on Apple TV

Apple’s “Spring Forward” Watch event will begin in just a few hours, and an “Apple Events” channel on Apple TV will let you stream it live.

The new channel, which Apple busts out to live stream select media events, will appear automatically on your Apple TV. If you aren’t seeing, go to the device’s settings screen and restart it.