Apple Watch | Tips to Optimize the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is an amazing piece of technology. With the 18Birdies Apple Watch app, we bring you an easier take on the 18Birdies experience. Now you can score your round, log stats, and get distances directly from the watch!

Here are some tips on optimizing your 18Birdies Apple Watch experience.


You will first need the most recent version of the Apple Watch software; watchOS8. 

WatchOS 8 is compatible with Apple Watch Series 3 and later and Apple Watch SE. Upgrading to watchOS 8 requires an iPhone 6s or later running iOS 14 or later. Find your Apple Watch model.

On the My Watch app on your iPhone, navigate to General to configure your watch hardware settings prior to launching the 18Birdies app in the following configuration to optimize your watch for use with 18Birdies.

Make sure that:

  • Within "Background App Refresh", toggle the first-row and 18Birdies buttons to be ON
  • Within "Wake Screen"->"Return to Clock" is set to "After 1 hour".

Within "On Tap", set to "Wake for 70 seconds"

Sounds awesome, right? Click here to open the app on your device and start your round!

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