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Apple Watch's 'Hidden' Function: Can Use WiFi for Texts & Siri Even When iPhone is Off


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Jul 27, 2011
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Apparently there is a hidden gem within the Apple Watch that Apple hasn't been talking about in the PR literature. The Apple Watch can actually still send/receive texts, activate Siri and more, even when your iPhone is turned off! It does this if it is near your WiFi hotspot, and offers limited functionality. Here's a quote with more of the details,

And here’s a surprising feature that Apple hasn’t said anything about previously: When the watch is in a known Wi-Fi hotspot, the watch can perform the most essential online functions even when your phone is completely dead, turned off, or absent. It can query Siri, for example, send and receive texts, and send/receive drawings and tap patterns to other watch owners. That’s impressive. ~ Yahoo Tech!

Apparently the watch can also communicate with an iPhone over Bluetooth or WiFi. This means the two devices can link indefinitely as long as they are under the same WiFi connection, even if they leave Bluetooth range.

...way to leave out one of the coolest features of your new super-watch Apple! :)

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