When your first start using Messages on your Apple Watch, you'll notice the option to select if you want to send a voice note or a transcribed message when you compose a new message.
The option is nice to have, but time consuming if you're carrying on longer conversations. Not to mention it's easy to forget about the extra step and leave a message unsent.
With a few seconds of your time and a couple of taps, you can set the default option and forgo the need to constantly make a selection.
- On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
- Find and tap on Messages from the list of options.
- Select the Audio Messages option.
- Tap on the option you'd like to set as the default for future messages: Dictated Messages (transcribed text) or Voice Notes.
Once you've made a change, your watch will send messages using your desired method without requiring you to make an extra decision when composing a message.