7 Apple Watch settings you should change right away


We’ll show you how to adjust activity goals, ditch random screenshots and stop Siri from always talking to you.

After unboxing your shiny new Apple Watch and connecting it to your iPhone, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all of the options and settings, buried in both the Watch app on your phone and the Settings app on the watch itself.

Whether you have a Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch 6 or even a Series 3, they all run WatchOS 7 and have (mostly) the same features and settings. Regardless if it’s your first watch or an upgrade, there are plenty of settings you should know. For example, sometimes the camera roll becomes overrun by errant screenshots. But it doesn’t have to be like that.

Also, don’t let the number of apps installed on your watch overwhelm you. And definitely don’t get frustrated that Siri keeps randomly talking to you. There are simple fixes for some of these annoyances.

We’ll walk you through changing seven settings that will make your Apple Watch experience a smooth and enjoyable one.

Adjust your all of your Activity goals

With the release of WatchOS 7, Apple added the option to change your goals for the amount of time you stand and exercise. Previously, you could only change your Move (or calories) goal.

So instead of using the defaults — 30 minutes of exercise and a cumulative 12 standing hours a day — you can change either one to fit your actual daily routine.

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