How to browse the web on an Apple Watch

How to browse the web on an Apple Watch: While Apple offers a hidden browser, a new mini web browser brings the web to your wrist.

Apple does not include its Safari browser on the Apple Watch for obvious reasons. It is not believed that you can get a World Wide Web experience on a 45mm screen.

There is a kind of hidden browser that is a product of Apple’s own WebKit API, introduced in watchOS 5. This kicks in when you receive a URL link in the Messages and Mail apps. Tap those links and you’ll see a functional webpage where you can tap links and browse websites, using the digital crown to scroll through the pages.

Click the link on Apple Watch

This also applies to links that appear in Siri search results. MacRumors Also points out a small hack where you can link yourself to Google through iMessages, search the web there, and browse whatever you want.

Download µBrowser for Apple Watch

If there is no Safari, where there is a will, there is the community of fearless developers. The µBrowser is described as a mini-browser on your watch and hit the App Store last week with great success, with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 so far. It also only costs $ 0.99 / £ 0.99.

You can download the µBrowser app for Apple Watch here.

It allows you to enter web addresses directly on the screen or enter search terms to enjoy micro-browsing experience. The associated iPhone app also allows you to create bookmarks to your favorite sites to avoid having to type them.

Apple Watch browser

You will need watchOS 8 installed on your Apple Watch and iOS 15 on your iPhone to use this app. It should work fine on all phones that are compatible with the latest update, although the larger screens available in the newer generations are naturally the best.

There are of course readability issues on personal websites, while 9to5Mac indicates that it may take some time to launch the images, if at all. Users must confirm that they want to access this page after it is launched.

Developer, the app-tly named Arno Appenzeller writing: “I think µBrowser can be the perfect emergency browser when you’re on the go and don’t have your phone with you. This is a start and I hope watchOS improves so that I can add new features to µBrowser. I am very interested in providing the best web experience possible on iOS.

Comments are closed.