How to Scribble Messages on the Apple Watch

How to Scribble Messages on the Apple Watch

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With WatchOS 3 on Apple Watch, you can Scribble messages to friends from your watch instead of sending preset replies, emojis, or picking up your iPhone. The Scribble feature allows you to use your finger to scribble each individual letter of your reply. It’s fairly easy to do, but probably best for shorter messages. You wouldn’t want to write a novel with Scribble messages on Apple Watch, but you might use it to say, “ok,” or “omw,” which is short for on my way. Here’s how to Scribble messages on the Apple Watch with WatchOS 3.

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How to Scribble Messages on the Apple Watch

  • Open the message you want to reply to on your Apple Watch.

  • Scroll down. Below the message you’ll see Scribble. Tap it.

  • Use your finger to write each letter as though your finger were a pen. The Scribble feature will automatically figure out what letter it is.

  • Tap Space to insert a space between words, or the back button to erase a letter.

  • Tap send when you’re done.

I was skeptical of the Scribble feature when Apple introduced it, but it works really well. For sending short replies or updates, it’s incredible convenient.

 
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Conner Carey's writing can be found at conpoet.com. She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.