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How to Customize Navigation Alerts on the Apple Watch

When we ask our Apple Watch to show us directions to a certain point, our watch accompanies us along the route with touches on the wrist to draw our attention. In addition, when we program the same route on our iPhone, the Apple Watch will also take care of the warnings.

These warnings, consisting basically of two different vibration patterns when we have to turn right or left, are tremendously useful in most situations. However, in some cases this double warning, especially if we’re already consulting our iPhone to follow the directions , may be overrated. Fortunately, Apple allows us to choose when the Apple Watch will take care of giving us directions. The steps for setting this preference are as follows:

  1. We opened the Watch app on our iPhone.
  2. We go into Maps.
  3. Under Turn-by-Turn, we activate or deactivate the warnings for when we are driving, driving with CarPlay or walking.
How to Customize Navigation Alerts on the Apple Watch
How to Customize Navigation Alerts on the Apple Watch

This way we can, for example, deactivate by car with CarPlay , if we use the car navigation system , with its spoken announcements, to receive directions.

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Without a doubt, the fact that our Apple Watch can warn us when we have to turn while we are walking around a city is very useful. In the meantime, and this is already a matter of personal taste, having it warn us while we are driving can perhaps be too much. In any case, we can choose when we want to be warned.