How to Browse the Internet on Apple Watch | 3 Easy Methods 

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The largest display any Apple Watch offers till now is 45mm. For a watch, this is rather a big display, however, an Apple Watch is not just a watch! It is your fitness partner, your sleep tracker, your alarm, your music player, your messenger, and whatnot. However, there is still one thing that many Apple users don’t know, and it is how to browse the internet on Apple watch

Many users do not even know that you can browse the internet on an Apple Watch. Yes, you can browse the internet on such a small screen. You can browse the internet on Apple Watch simply by using Siri or the messages app. It is a secret feature or a hack. Let me walk you through this secret feature in this article.

It is a hassle for anyone to browse the internet on such a small screen. It strains your eyes, but at times when you are away from a big screen, you would need to use this feature. In this article, I will tell you how to browse the internet on Apple Watch.

How to Browse the Internet on Apple Watch Using Mail or Message App?

Unlike an iPhone, the Apple Watch does not have a default Safari app. However, it does have a secret Safari Browser that works only when you click on a link that you have received in the message or mail app.

To browse the internet on the Apple watch using the mail or message app, you need to follow these steps:

1. Open the mail or message app on your Apple watch.

2. Now, go to the message that contains the link you want to access.

3. Tap on the URL.

4. Once you are done, tap Close.

How to Browse the Internet on Apple Watch Using Mail or Message App?

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How to Browse the Internet on Apple Watch Using Siri?

If you don’t have the URL in the message or mail app you can also browse the internet on Apple Watch using Siri. You can follow these steps to Browse the internet on Apple Watch using Siri:

  1. Press the Digital Crown.
  2. This activates Siri.
  3. Now, ask Siri to open a website, for example, pathofex.com
  4. You will see results.
  5. Scroll down and tap on ‘Open Page.’
How to Browse the Internet on Apple Watch using Siri

Important: You need to say .com after the website name. If you just say the name of the website, it will show you generic search results and not the website. 

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How to Browse the Internet on Apple Watch Using Google?

There are times when you want to see different results for a query and not just open a single URL. To do this, you can search on google. To browse the internet on the Apple watch using Google, you have to follow these steps: 

  1. Open Google.com using any of the methods mentioned above (via message/mail or Siri). 
  2. Tap on the search bar.
  3. Now you can type the query. You can do it in two ways: 
  • Use the microphone button to dictate the query.
  • Type in or Scribble (available only on Apple Watch 7)
  1. Select Search.
  2. You will be given a bunch of options. 
How to Browse the Internet on Apple Watch Using Google

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How to Clear the Browsing History on Apple Watch

Apple allows you to clear the browsing history even if it does not have a default browser on the watch. This is because all the apps on Apple Watch are connected to the internet and leave behind cache, cookies, etc. So save storage and speed up the watch you have to get rid of the data. 

To clear the Browsing History on Apple Watch, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click on General.
  3. Select Website Data.
  4. Tap on Clear Website Data.
  5. Click Clear Data to confirm.
How to Clear Browsing History on Apple Watch

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Wrapping Up

iPhone and iPad would always be the first choice of many for browsing the internet because the experience they provide you is incomparable. But knowing how to browse the internet on the Apple watch would add a new amazing feature to your smartwatch. 

In this article, I have discussed different ways of browsing the internet on the Apple watch. Hope you find it helpful. Would you prefer to browse the internet on your Apple Watch or your iPhone? Let me know in the comment section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Use Web Browser on Apple Watch?

Apple Watch does not have any built-in web browser. You can use third-party web browser apps that are available on the App Store. Some of the apps you can use are µBrowser, Parity, and Squint AI.

Does Apple Watch have Google?

Apple Watch does not have a Google browser. However, you can use Google on the watch by opening Google.com via Siri or the messaging app.

Can You Browse Safari on Apple Watch?

Apple Watch does not offer the Safari Browser on the Apple Watch. It, however, has a hidden safari browser that activates when you click on a link on your messaging app. 

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