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How to Use Evernote for Apple Watch: The Complete Guide

Update: Evernote is now no longer available for Apple Watch. Please check out our post of the six best note apps for the Apple Watch to find a great Evernote alternative.

Notes app is one of the most useful productivity apps for iPhone and iPad users. But this app doesn’t impart its excellence to Apple Watch. And therefore, watch users have to rely on Evernote, which gives Notes app a good run for their money. Even as you have downloaded Evernote on your watch, you need to have a thorough understanding of how to use it on Apple Watch.

You can either use your voice or finger to create notes on Evernote. Scribbling texts on the small screen of the Apple Watch can be a challenge for users with stubby fingers. For such users, a voice command is a more helpful way to use Evernote on Apple Watch.

How to Use Evernote on Apple Watch

Quick navigation:

Points to Ponder:

  • Your iOS device must be running iOS 10 or later
  • Download the latest version of Evernote
  • Log into the Evernote account on your iPhone
  • Turn on Bluetooth and keep your Apple Watch paired with your iPhone
  • The current version of Evernote does not support business notes and notebooks
  • Language Support: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Croatian, Indonesian, Korean, Malay, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

First off, download Evernote app on your Apple Watch.

Step #1. Open Watch app on your iPhone. and then tap on Search icon from the bottom menu.

Tap on Search in Watch App

Step #2. Find Evernote and download.

Download Evernote App from Watch App Store

Step #3. Next, tap on My Watch icon from the same bottom menu. → Tap on the INSTALL button next to Evernote.

Install Evernote App on Apple Watch

The app will be installed on your Apple Watch.

How to Create Text and Voice Notes on Evernote from Apple Watch

Create Voice Note

Step #1. On your Apple Watch, tap on Digital Crown to bring up all apps and then tap on Evernote.

Step #2. Now tap on that green plus (+) icon.

This will turn on recording mode on your Apple Watch.

Step #3. First, speak up the title of your note and then tap on Done button.

Create Notes Title Using Voice on Evernote from Apple Watch

Step #4. Next, tap on the second line and you can dictate content to store in the note you have just created and then tap on Done.

Step #5. Finally, tap on the Save button to save the note.

Create Voice Notes on Evernote from Apple Watch

Create Text Note

Creating text notes on your smartwatch is a daunting task as you have to scribble each letter on the small screen of your Apple Watch. However, if you are not sure about your pronunciation or have a frog in your throat, you can use this method to use Evernote for Apple Watch.

Step #1. Launch Evernote on your Apple Watch → Tap on that green plus (+) icon.

Step #2. When the app shows you recording mode, tap on Cancel button from the top left corner.

Tap on Plus to Create Evernote and tap on Cancel on Apple Watch

You can now see two options on your watch screen: Title and Body.

Step #3. Tap on Title.

Two icons appear on your watch screen: Microphone and Scribble.

Step #4. Tap on Scribble icon (dotted A and a fist with a prominently seen index finger). Now scribble the title of the note you wish to create.

Step #5. After entering the title, tap on Done button.

Create Text Evernote Title on Apple Watch

Step #6. To create body, you need to use the microphone and dictate the text.

After dictating text, tap on the Save button to create a note.

How to Create Text Notes on Evernote from Apple Watch

One of the drawbacks of notes in Evernote is that app doesn’t allow you to delete the notes you have created.

How to Set a Reminder on Evernote Notes for Apple Watch

Step #1. Open Evernote on your Apple Watch → Tap on that green plus (+) icon.

Step #2. When your watch shows recording mode, speak the title of a reminder you want to set → Tap on Done.

Create Evernote Reminders On Apple Watch

Step #3. Next, tap on the reminder icon (look at the clock before the Save button).

Before this, you can add some description to your reminder. For this purpose, you can tap on the line below the Reminder title. You will be asked to record the reminder description.

Step #4. When you tap on the reminder icon, the app shows you some options: This Evening, Tomorrow, Next Week, Next Month, and Other.

Step #5. Finally, tap on the Save button to create a reminder.

Set a Evernote Reminders On Apple Watch

If you select Other, the app gives you minutes, hours, days, and months after which the reminder will trigger. This is tricky, so be careful while setting up a reminder. Your mistake can spoil your plans for the day, week, or month.

Set Auto Reminder Time in Evernote on Apple Watch

When Evernote sends you a notification on your watch, you can take action there. The app gives you three options: Mark as Done, Snooze, and View.

You can check your reminders and notes from the home screen of the Evernote app. Moreover, you can also check these reminders and notes from the iPhone Evernote app.

That’s all friends!

Summing up…

Using Evernote on Apple Watch has some limitations, but it is quite useful when you are in the middle of something. You can quickly jot down your ideas when your iPhone or iPad is not handy.

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How would you like to use Evernote for Apple Watch? Share your feedback with us in the below comment section.

  • Dhvanesh

    The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.

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