How to Enable and Use Taptic Time on Apple Watch in watchOS 6

If you like to keep track of passing time, but do not want to twist your wrist by glancing at your watch again and again. The watchOS 6 update of Apple Watch brings in a perfect solution with Taptic Time.

Apple Watch just made timekeeping more efficient with its latest watchOS6 update. Instead of glancing at your wrist ever so often, allow Taptic Time on your Apple Watch to give you haptic taps for time.

Taptic Time was earlier limited as an accessibility feature and could only be enabled with the built-in VoiceOver screen reader. But in the watchOS 6 update, it becomes a part of the Sounds & Haptics section.

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If you haven’t yet updated your Apple’s watch operating system, we just give you one more reason for it. You can also update the software directly on your Apple Watch, check out our guide for the same.

Once you activate Taptic Time on watchOS 6, variant length of haptic taps will notify you about the current time. Moreover, you can select the patterns of the distinct haptic feedback you will receive; from hourly long taps to Morse code taps.

How to Enable and Use Taptic Time on Apple Watch

The Taptic Time feature comes with three options, the haptic feedback on your wrist will be according to the chosen option. Here’s what the watch says about each option:

  • Digits – Apple Watch will long-tap for every ten hours and short-tap for each following hour. Then it will long-tap for every ten minutes and short-tap for each following minute.
  • Terse – Apple Watch will long-tap for every five hours, then short-tap for the remaining hours. Then it will long-tap for each quarter-hour.
  • Morse Code – Apple Watch will tap each digit of the time in Morse code.

Step #1. Open the Settings app on your Apple watch

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Open Settings App on Apple Watch with WatchOS 6

Step #2. Scroll down to Sounds & Haptics and tap on it.

Scroll Down to Sounds & Haptics and Tap in WatchOS 6

Step #3. Scroll down to Taptic Time and tap on it.

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Scroll Down to Taptic Time and Tap on it in WatchOS 6

Step #4. Turn the toggle next to Taptic Time ON.

Enable Taptic Time on Apple Watch in watchOS 6

Step #5. Currently the default option, i.e., Digits will have a checkmark next to it as it is activated. You can tap on the other two options Terse or Morse code to activate them.

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Select Digits to Use Taptic Time on Apple Watch

Step #6. Exit the Settings app to save the changes.

We often keep our iPhone, Apple Watch, and other devices on silent at work and in public places. But after activating Taptic time, whenever your watch is in Silent Mode you don’t have to see the time; just feel it on your wrist with Taptic time. That’s not all, tap and hold two fingers on the watch face and a haptic version of time will be tapped on your wrist.

How to Enable Taptic Chime on Apple Watch

There is another remarkable feature that uses Apple’s custom vibrator, called Taptic Engine, has been added in the watchOS 6. Dubbed as Taptic Chime, the feature renders silent taptic touch on your wrist at every half hour or hour.

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Furthermore, if your watch is on the ringer, it chimes a sound similar to a robin chirping alerting you about the time. Identical to the Taptic Time, you don’t have to check your watch, the feature will subtly alert you about the passing time.

Step #1. Open the Settings app on your Apple watch

Open Settings App on Apple Watch with WatchOS 6

Step #2. Scroll down to Sounds & Haptics and tap on it.

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Scroll Down to Sounds & Haptics and Tap in WatchOS 6

Step #3. Scroll down to Taptic Chime and turn the toggle ON.

Scroll Down to Taptic Chime and toggle it ON in WatchOS 6

Step #4. Two options will appear, choose as per your convenience.

Choose Convenient Option in Taptic Chimes on Apple Watch

  • On the hour: Your Apple Watch will chime every hour
  • On the half-hour: Your Apple Watch will chime every half hour

Wait!! Before you start counting your blessings for buying an upgrading your Apple Watch to watch OS 6, there is one more feature you should know about.

How to Enable Speak Time on Apple Watch

You might recognize this feature as Tap to Speak Time toggle that was earlier only available for the Mickey and Minnie faces. The new Speak Time feature in the watchOS 6, will enable Siri to announce the time whichever watch face you are using.

All you have to do is activate the feature and tap and hold two fingers on the watch face.

Step #1. Open the Settings app on your Apple watch

Open Settings App on Apple Watch with WatchOS 6

Step #2. Scroll down to Sounds & Haptics and tap on it

Scroll Down to Sounds & Haptics and Tap in WatchOS 6

Step #3. Scroll down to Speak Time and turn the toggle ON

Scroll Down to Speak Time and Toggle in ON in Apple Watch

Step #4. Two options will appear, choose as per your convenience.

Choose Convenient Option in Taptic Chimes on Apple Watch

  • Control With Silent Mode: Siri won’t tell you the time if the Apple Watch is on silent mode.
  • Always Speak: Siri will tell you the time, whether the Apple Watch is silent or on the ringer.

Note that if Speak Time is activated and configured to Always Speak, Taptic Time will be unavailable.

That’s it for now

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It seems that Apple Watch is getting smarter by the minute; it now tells time visually, verbally, and haptically. Earlier these features were incorporated to aid the visually impaired; however, now their audience has expanded.

Whether you are a multitasker, or a schedule strickler or someone who is trying to be one of them, the Taptic Time, Taptic Chime and Speak Time feature will be utilitarian.

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