Use Transit on Apple Watch
Having Transit on your Apple Watch allows you to quickly see schedules for nearby routes and find out where your stop is - no need to take out your phone!
Here's what this article covers:
- Add Transit to your Apple Watch
- See Nearby Routes
- Add a Route as a Favorite
- See Next Departures
- Get Directions to your Stop
- Add the Transit Complication to your Apple Watch
Add Transit to your Apple Watch
In order to use Transit on your Apple Watch, you'll need to have watchOS 6.1, and Transit version 5.6.2 or above.
If Automatic App Install is disabled on your iPhone, open the Watch app and scroll down to find Transit under Available Apps. Tap Install.
You can also download Transit directly from your Apple Watch in the App Store.
See Nearby Routes
On the main screen, you'll find a list of nearby transit routes and their next departure time. If one of your favorited routes is nearby, it'll appear at the top.
To see info for the route's other direction, tap on the double-arrow button at the top right.
Scroll up/down to view departure times for other nearby routes:
Add a Route as a Favorite
To add a route as a favorite, select it from your nearby routes and firmly press the screen. A star will appear - great success! ⭐
To un-favorite a line, do the same thing: firmly press the route.
Your Watch favorites routes are synced to your iPhone. Any changes made on either your iPhone or Watch will be reflected on the other device.
See Next Departures
Tap on any route to see the next 3 departures at the nearest stop.
Get Directions to your Stop
Wondering where exactly your stop is? After tapping on a route, scroll down to find a map of your surroundings.
The blue dot shows your location, and the cone shows what direction you're facing. The pin shows you where your bus stop is. Head towards there!
Add the Transit complication to your Apple Watch
With the Transit complication on your watch face, you can launch Transit with just a tap!
Here's how to add it:
- Press firmly on the watch face.
- Swipe through and select a watch face
- Tap Customize.
- Swipe to the left until you reach the last customization menu.
- Tap a complication icon.
- Rotate the Digital Crown to scroll until you find the Transit logo.
- Press the Digital Crown to exit customization.
- Tap the watch face when done.