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Every New Year's Eve, I stand in front of the house with my family and wait for the display on my Apple Watch to change from 23:59 p.m. to 0:00 a.m. Why? Because I miss the second hand on the display. That's why my children are coming - so far! - Neither can you enjoy an official countdown to the turn of the year, so you can pull out the lighter 5 seconds before midnight to send the first rocket into the sky just in time for the turn of the year.
Today everything should be different, because today I researched how you can get a time display accurate to the second on both the iPhone and the Apple Watch. The good news: The whole thing works wonderfully - even without New Year's Eve apps, which annoy you with annoying advertising or bizarre in-app purchases.
With the Apple Watch, there is a small setting, because the seconds display depends on the dial. I usually have a watch face without seconds, but on New Year's Eve you can relatively easily activate one that also shows the time with seconds.
The way is as follows:
1. Via the Apple Watch: You press firmly on the current dial. As a result, it is reduced in size and you get a display with "Customize" under the clock face. Now swipe left until you come to a symbol with a large plus sign.
If you press the plus symbol, you can select a new watch face and choose one here that is also intended to be displayed in seconds.
In the case of iOS devices, the situation is even simpler. Here you can take a look at the clock app icon on all iOS versions from iOS 7. With iOS 7, Apple introduced that the app symbol for the clock is animated and always shows the actual time - including the red second hand.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.