How to Edit Text on an Apple Watch Using Scribble

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The Scribble feature makes Apple Watch lets you compose texts by writing the words on your Watch Face with a finger rather than dictating them to Siri. Quiet texts on the Apple Watch make it easier to send and receive texts discreetly. But what happens when your watch fails to correctly translate your scribbling into text? With Scribble on the Apple Watch, you can also edit incorrect words without talking to Siri. Here’s how to text on an Apple Watch and edit texts using Scribble.

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Edit Texts with Scribble on the Apple Watch

When you’re sending a text with Scribble on the Apple Watch, there are bound to be a few typos. Luckily, you can edit the Apple Watch text to remove errors without exiting Scribble. Here’s how.

  1. In the text field, tap the incorrect word.
  2. Tap the up and down arrows to bring up a list of replacement words.

    Apple Watch textingHow to text on an Apple Watch
  3. Using your finger or the Digital Crown, scroll to the correct word.
  4. When you stop scrolling, the selected word will automatically replace the mistake.

    Scribble on Apple Watch
  5. Once you finish correcting your text, just tap Send!

Using Scribble on an Apple Watch can be tricky, but sending texts on the Apple Watch becomes more versatile when you master this tip. Once you get used to this method of writing Apple Watch texts, you’ll find it’s easier to be productive using your watch, no matter where you are. Next, learn how to text on Apple Watch using custom replies and make sure to check out these troubleshooting tips if you stop receiving texts.

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Tamlin Day

Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.