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How to send a heartbeat on your Apple Watch

Apple Watch makes it easy to stay connected with friends and family. Learn how to send a heartbeat on your Apple Watch with this easy-to-follow guide.

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Published Dec 31, 2022
Image: Man checking heart rate on Apple Watch.

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: Apple Watch

  • Tap the Digital Crown to open the app grid, then select the Messages app to send a heartbeat.
  • Learning how to send a heartbeat on your Apple Watch can help to stay connected with loved ones.
  • In this article, readers will learn how to send a personalized heartbeat to a friend or loved one using their Apple Watch.

A heartbeat is a great way to let someone know you are thinking of them. With the Apple Watch, it’s now easier than ever to send a heartbeat to someone special. In this article, we will discuss how to send a heartbeat on your Apple Watch. We will cover how to set up your Watch, how to find the heartbeat feature, and how to send a heartbeat. By the end of this article, you will be able to easily send a heartbeat to someone special.

How to send a heartbeat on Apple Watch

Sending a heartbeat on your Apple Watch is a great way to show someone you care.

To send your heartbeat on your Apple Watch, follow these steps:

  1. Open the "Messages" app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Select the person you want to send your heartbeat to.
  3. Tap on the digital touch icon (a heart with two fingers)
  4. Tap and hold until you feel a vibration, then let go. This will send your heartbeat to the recipient.

Note: The recipient must have an Apple Watch and the "Heartbeat" feature must be enabled in the "Messages" app on their device in order to receive your heartbeat.

Our takeaway

In conclusion, sending a heartbeat on your Apple Watch is a simple and fun way to stay connected with your loved ones. It’s a great way to let them know you’re thinking of them, even when you’re not together. Plus, the animation of the heartbeats is so cute and makes the process even more enjoyable. So, go ahead and give it a try and let your loved ones know you’re thinking of them. Who knows, you might even start a new trend!


What type of Apple Watch is required to send a heartbeat?

An Apple Watch Series 3 or later is required to send a heartbeat.

How do you ensure the heartbeat is sent to the correct recipient?

The heartbeat can be sent to the correct recipient by ensuring that the recipient is selected in the “Send Heartbeat” menu on the Apple Watch. The user can also use the “Find My Friends” feature to select the recipient from their contacts list.

What type of data is sent in the heartbeat?

The data sent in the heartbeat includes the sender's name, a unique identifier, and the time it was sent. It does not include any other personal information.

How long does it take for the recipient to receive the heartbeat?

The recipient will receive the heartbeat almost immediately after it is sent.

Are there any potential risks associated with sending a heartbeat on an Apple Watch?

Yes, there are potential risks associated with sending a heartbeat on an Apple Watch. As with any type of communication, there is always the risk of the data being intercepted by a third-party. Additionally, if the Apple Watch is not properly secured, there is a risk of unauthorized access to the device, which could lead to the data being compromised.

This article was originally published on 31 Dec 2022 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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