Apple Watch with Colorful Typography Watch Face
Khamosh Pathak

There are many ways to tell time on the Apple Watch. There’s the traditional time on the watch face, or you could have your Apple Watch tap out the time. But did you know that you can have the Apple Watch speak the time out loud?

The Mickey Mouse watch face on Apple Watch will read you the time if you tap and hold the watch face with two fingers. It will even do it in the voice of Mickey or Minnie Mouse!

Mickey Mouse Watch Face

There’s a way to get this feature for all watch faces using the Settings app.

From your Apple Watch, press the Digital Crown to open the apps screen (You can switch to the list view in the apps screen as well.). From here, choose the Settings app.

Open Settings App on Apple Watch

Next, scroll down and choose the “Clock” option. Here, turn on the “Speak Time” feature.

Once this feature is activated, you can choose whether you want the Apple Watch to speak the time even when Silent mode is enabled. Tap the “Always Speak” option to enable this functionality.

Enabling Speak Time Feature on Apple Watch

And that’s it. Now, all you have to do is press and hold the watch face on your Apple Watch with two fingers.

Double Tap Watch Face with Two Fingers To Read Time in Taps

Alternatively, you can also ask Siri to tell you the time. Just bring up your Apple Watch (or press and hold the Digital Crown) and say, “Hey Siri, what’s the time.”

Asking Time to Apple Watch on Siri


Bored of the same old watch face on Apple Watch? Try customizing the look of the watch face!

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Khamosh Pathak Khamosh Pathak
Khamosh Pathak is a freelance technology writer who specializes in tutorials. His work has also been published on iPhoneHacks, Zapier's blog, MakeUseOf, and Guiding Tech. Khamosh has seven years of experience writing how-tos, features and technology guides on the internet.
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