How to set up Friends on your Apple Watch

BY Gautam Prabhu

Published 6 Dec 2015

One of my favorite Apple Watch features is Friends. It gives me quick and easy access to my Favorite contacts by pressing the side button so I can call them either using a cellular network or FaceTime audio or message them right from my wrist.It is quite straightforward to add a friend to your Apple Watch. Up to 12 of your favorite contacts are automatically synced to your Apple Watch when you pair it with your iPhone.

How to add a friend from your Apple Watch

  • Press the side button on your Apple Watch.
  • Rotate the Digital Crown till you see the + sign, then tap +.

Apple Watch - Friends

  • This will show you the list of contacts. Rotate the Digital Crown to locate the contact you want to add as a Friend. Then tap on the contact to add it to the Friends feature on your Apple Watch.

How to add a friend from using the Watch app on your iPhone

  • Launch the Watch app.
  • Tap the My Watch tab.
  • Tap Friends.
  • Tap +, then tap on + again.

Apple Watch app - Friends

  • This will show you the contact list on your iPhone. Scroll down to locate the contact you want to add as a Friend. Tap on the contact to add it to Friends.

That’s it. You can now press the side button to quickly and easily access your friend’s contact so that you can call, send a message to your friend, or even send a Digital Touch if your friend also has an Apple Watch.

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