How to use Apple Watch to control music playing on iPhone


You may not know, but with the help of the Apple Watch it is quite easy to control the playback of music that is running on the iPhone, in the car, in headphones or in a Bluetooth speaker. After selecting a playlist, album or song on iPhone, the subsequent music control can be done from your wrist.

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This is very convenient if you are exercising or walking with headphones while listening to music. After all, it’s easier to touch your wrist than to take out your smartphone and press its screen. Try controlling playback with your Apple Watch.

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Controlling music playback on Apple Watch

After you start playing a song on your iPhone, you can see a progress bar at the top of your Apple Watch screen.

Click on this icon and then use these controls:

How to use Apple Watch to control music playing on iPhone

The center button allows you to pause and resume playback.

The forward or backward arrows move to the next or previous track.

Button AirPlay helps you send the song to another connected AirPlay device.

How to use Apple Watch to control music playing on iPhone

Button “Menu” allows you to shuffle tracks, repeat them, or skip to another song.

How to use Apple Watch to control music playing on iPhone

Button “…” allows you to delete, like / dislike view an album or playlist.

How to use Apple Watch to control music playing on iPhone

The volume is controlled using the Digital Crown.

How to use Apple Watch to control music playing on iPhone

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Turn on another playlist or album on Apple Watch

If you want to switch to a different playlist or album in your music library, you can do so with just a couple of taps on the Apple Watch screen.

1. Tap the indicator on the watch face to open the control “Performed”

How to use Apple Watch to control music playing on iPhone

2. Tap on the song title.

How to use Apple Watch to control music playing on iPhone

3. You will be taken to the screen “On iPhone” and you will see a list including items “Performed”, “Playlists”, “Artists”, “Albums” and “Songs”… Press to select the desired item.

How to use Apple Watch to control music playing on iPhone

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Controlling music from iPhone to Apple Watch is very simple. Whether you are using headphones, a Bluetooth speaker, or just a smartphone speaker, you can choose the songs you want to hear.

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