Split and calculate the bill with the Apple Watch

So let's set the scene...you're out at a meal with 9 friends and the bill arrives, not only do you need to work out how much is owed, but you also want to add a tip to the total as well. I'm not sure about you but I left my mathematics skills back in high school, so how exactly can you split the bill and add a tip on top of it? I'm going to show you a really useful feature of the Apple Watch that may just save you a lot of time (and confusion!) at your next meal.

Let's say that the bill arrives and it comes to £332.73, there are 9 of you and you're feeling generous so you want to add a 15% tip to the total. Working all of that out sounds like a perfect recipe for a headache! Luckily your Apple Watch can come to the rescue

So the first thing to do is open up your Apple Watch and go to the calculator app, enter the total amount that the bill came to, so in this instance £332.73. Then click on the "TIP" icon at the top of the screen, it will allow you to select what percentage you'd like to tip by scrolling the digital crown on the side of the watch. Once you've selected your tip percentage, click on the "people" option and select the number of people that you're splitting the bill with (so in our instance, 9)

And just like that, the total bill including a 15% tip is calculated for you and it also tells you how much is owed by each person, in our case the total comes to £382.64 or £42.52 each, and that's it! It really is that simple. So next time you're out with friends and need to fire out some quick maths, look no further than your own wrist.

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