How to turn on "Handwashing" on Apple Watch

hand washing

One of the options offered by Apple in the watchOS version is the "Handwashing" that many of you will already know. This action that today becomes so important to us because of the damn bug that runs through the streets It comes deactivated from origin on the Apple Watch and today we will see how to activate it.

It is a necessary step since those that come from previous versions of watchOS and iOS have this option deactivated, so we will remember the steps that have to be followed to activate it. The most important thing in this case is activate notifications when you get home if we are one of those who forget about this important action today. Let's see how to activate it first, which is very simple.

How to turn on "Handwashing" on Apple Watch

Activate hand washing

The first thing we have to do is open the application on the watch itself and activate the app. To do this, we go to the Settings to click on Handwashing timer and activate it. Once we have completed this step, we can accept that the watch detects by location when we enter the house to remind us to wash our hands, even add notifications and reminders.

When Apple Watch detects that you are starting to wash your hands, it starts a 20-second timer. If you stop before 20 seconds, you will be encouraged to complete them. To give vibrations when you've completed the time, turn on Vibrations on the "Handwash" screen.

Now we are going to see another option that is important to know and that is for those who have the Apple Watch configured for a family member. In this type of configuration we have control over the clock and it is focused on minors or older people who do not understand too much how the clock works. In this case the steps are the same but we must have a home address established on your card in the Contacts app on the iPhone.

To see the data of the average time that we wash our hands, we open the Health app on the iPhone and click on Explore> Other data> Handwashing. At first we will not have data but these will be stored in this section.

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