- The iPhone and Apple Watch are both incredible devices.
- But the Apple Watch has several features that would be great on the iPhone.
- For example, you should be able to ping your Apple Watch from your iPhone. You should also be able to customize your iPhone’s homescreen.
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I bought the Apple Watch Series 4 about two months ago — and it’s changed the way I live.
Through my own discoveries, as well as plenty of tips from Business Insider readers, I’ve learned ways in which the Watch is better than other Apple devices. But using the Apple Watch has also made me wonder: Why doesn’t the iPhone have some of these things?
Below are suggestions on Apple Watch features that would, in my opinion, work really well on the iPhone.
Take a look.
You should be able to ping your Apple Watch from your iPhone.
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Can’t find your iPhone? The Apple Watch lets you ping it — press one button on your Watch and your iPhone will play a loud, sonar-like sound, just once, to help you find it.
I use this feature all the time, as my iPhone routinely gets stuck between couch cushions, or goes missing somewhere in my apartment.
It would be great if the iPhone had this feature, too, where you can ping other Apple devices, like your Watch, in order to find them. (You can only ping AirPods from the iPhone, as far as I know.)
The iPhone should have Theater Mode, one of the Apple Watch’s best features.
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On the Apple Watch, pressing the comedy/drama symbol in the Control Center activates "Theater Mode."
Theater Mode automatically silences your Apple Watch. It also prevents the screen from turning on unless you tap it.
The iPhone has a convenient mute switch, but it’s not as all-encompassing like Theater Mode, which also makes sure your iPhone doesn’t accidentally light up a dark room (like if you’re watching a movie, or sitting through a PowerPoint presentation at work).
The iPhone should give you motivational texts and badges like the Apple Watch does.
I love how the Apple Watch constantly rewards you throughout the day — particularly when it comes to exercise.
The iPhone could do this, too. Maybe it doesn’t reward you for movement, but perhaps it can reward you for limiting your screentime with your phone, or certain applications, through Apple’s new Screen Time feature.
Or maybe it could reward you for trying new apps in the App Store, or not snoozing your alarm repetitively every morning.
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