Walkie-Talkie is a fun, simple way to connect with another user with a compatible Apple Watch. Like using a real walkie-talkie, press a button to talk, and release to listen when you're ready for them to reply.
Start a Walkie Talkie conversation with a friend Once you have friends on the Walkie Talkie app, you can now converse with them freely. To initiate a conversation on the Walkie Talkie app: Open the app on your Apple Watch.
Start a Walkie-Talkie conversation with a friend Once you have friends on the Walkie-Talkie app, you can now converse with them freely. To initiate a conversation on the Walkie-Talkie app: Open the app on your Apple Watch.
Apple has chosen to temporarily disable a key feature of the Apple Watch after a critical vulnerability was discovered that could allow someone to eavesdrop on another person without their knowledge.
Have a Walkie-Talkie conversation
Tap on the Search tab at the bottom and then type in FaceTime. Look for the FaceTime app made by Apple and tap the Cloud icon to re-download the app. Wait for it to re-appear on the Home screen. After a few more moments, check Apple Watch and Walkie-Talkie should now re-appear on the Home screen.
The Walkie Talkie app on an Apple Watch allows you to audio chat with anyone on your contacts list in real time, without them needing to do anything, and it's pretty neat.
To use Walkie-Talkie, you and your friend both need to have an Apple Watch Series 1 or later with watchOS 5.3 or later. You also both need to set up the FaceTime app on your iPhone with iOS 12.4 and be able to make and receive FaceTime audio calls. The Walkie-Talkie app isn't available in all countries or regions.
Most drastically, Walkie-Talkie was disabled for a short time in summer 2019 after Apple found a security vulnerability that could allow eavesdropping; it was restored with the iOS 12.4 update.
Answer: A: Answer: A: The Walkie Talkie app has essentially unlimited range since it uses WiFi and/or a cellular connection.
As long as your friend is wearing their Apple Watch and has Walkie-Talkie turned on, they receive alerts when you want to talk.