less famous Apple Watch This feature allows browsing the web and even using search engines. Despite its small size, Apple’s wearables are powerful enough to include a web browser, although it can’t be accessed directly as a separate app. While reading on such a small screen isn’t really ideal, it may come in handy when wearing an Apple Watch with cellular capability and if your iPhone isn’t so easy to reach.
The Apple Watch is a very capable smartwatch. While an iPhone is required to set it up the first time, many of the watch’s features can be used separately. If you’re using a cellular model, it’s possible to make calls, send texts, and receive notifications, even if your paired iPhone is left. This makes running, cycling, and swimming more fun and frees the wearer from tracking their iPhones.
Apple even made a small file internet browser For Apple Watch, it can’t be found in the apps list. Instead, it appears when needed if the link is clicked. There are at least three easy ways to open the hidden Apple Watch browser, with Siri, from Messages, and from Mail. The trick is to have a link appear on the screen. After Siri searches, a list of web results will appear, and clicking on any of the links from the list will open your browser. In some cases, the browser defaults to reader mode. If this happens, touch the website address at the top and then “web viewIt will show the page as it would appear on an iPhone. The Back, Forward, and Reload buttons are also revealed by clicking on the address bar.
More ways to open the Apple Watch browser
Clicking a link from an email or message also opens the page in the Apple Watch browser. A set of links can be submitted to serve as start pages, such as Bing, DuckDuckGo, or other search engines. The Google search engine does not work as the button that starts the search is replaced with an “X” to clear the text if desired. Unfortunately, there is no way to proceed after entering the keywords. It is also possible to write a link directly on the watch using Messages, and after sending, users can click on that link to open it on the Apple Watch.
There are also a few third-party browser apps out there, but the selection is limited and some of them aren’t very good. Parrity seems to be the best third-party browser for the Apple Watch, but even it has its fair share of issues. At the time of publication, Parrity has a rating of 3.8 stars and has not been updated in over a year. Although the built-in browser is difficult to access, it is probably the most reliable solution and can take advantage of features that third-party developers may not have access to.
Apple may have kept the browser as an indirect app due to the Apple Watch’s lack of an on-screen keyboard in the first seven models. The Apple Watch Series 7 is the first to include a keyboard and also has a significantly larger screen. Apple has yet to show any interest in making the web browser more user-friendly despite these changes, but who knows if/when that will change in the future. Currently, the Apple Watch’s hidden web browser can only be opened with Siri, Messages, and Mail.
You can also watch YouTube on Apple Watch
While the web browser on the Apple Watch is limited in its functionality, the good news is that Apple Watch users can now watch YouTube right on their wrist. There is still no official YouTube app available, but a third-party app called WatchTube allows users to watch YouTube videos. The easy-to-use applet is actually packed with features. It not only allows users to search for YouTube videos but also gives the ability to like and subscribe. Additionally, it displays recommendations and includes a complete library with watch history, likes, and channel subscriptions.
The app also supports closed captions, although they are likely too small to read on the Apple Watch’s small screen. In the App Store Menu pageThe developer notes that it has also added support for opening WatchTube from other apps. This means that if Apple Watch The user had to click on the YouTube link in an app like Messages, and the video might open and play in the WatchTube app.