The Apple Watch & The Wedding Day Timeline

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So there are many different blogs about how photographers use their Apple Watch as a way to keep the wedding day on time. We have seen blogs that show you how to use Evernote to keep your timeline and some others that show you how to upload a photo and set it as your home screen that displays the timeline whenever you raise your wrist. All of those are perfectly good ways to see your timeline, however, there is an easier, simpler and better way and it’s through an app that comes pre installed on all of Apple’s devices… Apple Calendar. Your calendar syncs through iCloud to all of your devices. If you don’t understand what I mean, you will in a moment. I’ll show you three simple steps to get your timeline on your Apple Watch and explain the benefits of doing it this way.

1. Open Calendar & Add Your Events

First step is to open calendar on your iPhone or iPad and click the + at the top right corner. This will open up a window where you will add your event. In the event line, write in the first step of your timeline (i.e. Getting Ready/Details). Then scroll down and set the time it starts and the time it ends. Keep Repeat on never and travel time on none. Choose the calendar you want to place your event in (If you haven’t added a calendar yet, you’ll need to go to Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars to do so). Under alert, set it to how long before the event that you want to be alerted. After that, click “add” at the top right and you’ve just added your first event. You do have to make a new event for every section of your timeline. It sounds like a lot of work but honestly only takes 5-10 minutes



2. Sync Your Calendar

This one is easy! Just go to Settings>iCloud and switch Calendars to on if its not already.



3. Open your Watch App

Lastly, open your watch app and go to “My Watch” at the bottom, scroll down to calendar and make sure “Mirror my iPhone” is turned on. All you have to do now is wait a minute and it’ll sync. If for some reason it doesn’t sync, on the Watch app, go to general>reset>reset sync data.

That’s it! It’s super easy and once you have steps 2 and 3 done once, you only need to do step 1 every time. Piece of cake! Takes 10 min tops and it’ll give you alerts to keep you on track! We use the Watch Face “Modular” to see our timeline throughout the day and the cool thing is we can scroll using the Digital Crown to see future events that are happening without ever leaving the Watch face!



Give it a shot and tell us what you think!


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September 15, 2016



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