Apple has become such a game-changer in world technology that the techies among us swear how it has changed both the social landscape and lifestyle of the world. Invariable, Apple Watch owners or users of other Apple devices understand the convenience of having to interconnect and Such is the case with the Apple Watch and the iPhone. The pairing of these two devices has resulted in a formidable tandem that for many has changed their way of connecting to the world.
The Apple Watch uses Bluetooth wireless technology to connect to its paired iPhone and uses the iPhone for many wireless functions. The result is faster communication, more organized schedules, and efficient transactions. The Apple Watch can configure Wi-Fi networks on its own. Conveniently, it also connects to Wi-Fi networks that you have set up or connected to using the paired iPhone. Get some vital information on how to pair the apple watch with iPhone.
How do I connect My iPhone to My Watch?
You need to pair your Apple Watch with an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 15 or later versions to use your Apple Watch Series 3 or later with watch OS 8. Setup assistants on your iPhone and Apple Watch work together to help you pair and set up your Apple Watch.
Ideally, Apple gadgets are expected to work fine in any given situation. However, most iPhone owners will tell you that that is not always the case. This can be true of the Apple Watch, which may stop pairing and syncing with your iPhone altogether. Fortunately, the problem is easy to fix.
Set up and pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone
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Wear Apple Watch on your wrist. Make sure that the device fits closely but comfortably on your wrist by adjusting the band size.
To turn on your Apple Watch, press and hold the side button and wait until you see the Apple logo pops up.
Place your iPhone near your Apple Watch, and wait for the Apple Watch pairing screen to appear on your iPhone, then tap Continue. Or open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then tap Pair New Watch. Tap Set Up for Myself.
Upon seeing a prompt, immediately position your iPhone so that your Apple Watch appears in the viewfinder in the Apple Watch app. This pairs the two Apple devices.
Tap Set Up Apple Watch, then follow the instructions on your iPhone and Apple Watch to finish the setup.
Learn more about your Apple Watch while syncing by tapping Get to Know Your Watch. You can learn what’s new, view Apple Watch tips, and read this user guide, right on your iPhone. After your Apple Watch is set up, you can find this information by opening the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then tapping Discover.
When Your Watch Won’t Talk to Your iPhone
The best sign to watch out for to know whether or not your Apple Watch is off to a good start is the iPhone not connected symbol which you will find at the top of the watch face. It is a red icon that looks like an iPhone with a line through it, and it generally pops up when your iPhone is not in sync with your Watch.
Other disruptions to services that rely on your iPhone may also occur. They are usually pop-up notifications or requests that rely on the internet like apps such as Facebook, Instagram or weather and news reports. Problems like this will likely affect all apps and connections. Therefore, if you continue to receive messages but not Facebook or Instagram notifications, then most likely, this is an app-specific issue (consider checking your notification settings).
The problem becomes even more confusing when the not connected icon does not appear on your iPhone shows your Apple Watch as connected under Settings > Bluetooth. In this case, the best thing to do is to follow your instinct and attempt to apply the succeeding remedial steps:
Restart or Unpair and Pair Your Watch to Fix
Sometimes, there may be a need to unpair the apple watch and iPhone. Turning your Apple Watch on and off is the oldest trick in the hat. A simple restart of your device should easily fix the issue. However, you may have a higher chance of success by first turning off your Apple watch by holding the side button and not the digital crown and then moving the Power Off slider.
The next step is to turn off your iPhone. Proceed by booting your iPhone by holding the power button until you see the Apple logo and wait. Allow the iPhone to boot fully and then unlock it so that you see the Home screen. Now boot the Watch by holding the side button and waiting. Your Watch should now be paired with your iPhone.
Test this by launching an app that relies on the internet. If things aren’t still moving along as they should be or if the red iPhone-not-connected icon is still visible, then you may have to re-pair your watch to get things in sync again.
You also have to be prepared to lose your Activity Data (number of steps taken, pulse rates, calories burned, oxygen levels, workouts, etc.) which has been saved in your Apple Watch but has not been pushed to your iPhone. Historic workout and activity data will not be deleted since it had already been stored on your iPhone and backed up to iCloud.
You also have the option to unpair your Apple Watch and iPhone. To do this, open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap the My Watch then tap the All Watches tab. Proceed by tapping the “i” button next to the Watch you want to unpair and tap Unpair Apple Watch. We also recommend keeping your data plan if you have a cellular watch. Finally, confirm that you want to unpair your Watch, and your iPhone will attempt to make a backup (probably unsuccessfully).
You’ll now need to set up your Watch again by holding it near your iPhone and following the on-screen prompts.
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Turn on, Pair, and Set up Your Apple Watch
Activate Cellular Service
The cellular network also plays an important role in this process. Activate cellular service on your Apple watch during setup. If you don’t wish to, you can start it later in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Always remember that your iPhone and Apple Watch must use the same cellular carrier. On the other hand, if you set up an Apple watch for someone in your family sharing group, the Apple watch can use a cellular carrier different from the one used on the iPhone you manage it with Cellular service not available in all regions.
If a watch face pops up when you are trying to pair: Your Apple Watch is already paired to an iPhone. You need to first erase all Apple Watch content and reset settings.
If the iPhone camera does not start the pairing process: Tap Pair Apple Watch Manually at the bottom of the iPhone screen, and follow the onscreen instructions.
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Pair More Than One Apple Watch
Pair another Apple Watch similar to how you paired your first one. Place your iPhone near your Apple Watch, wait for the Apple Watch pairing screen to appear on your iPhone, then tap Pair. Or, you may follow these succeeding steps: Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Tap My Watch, and tap All Watches at the top of the screen. Tap Add Watch, and follow the onscreen instructions. This applies also to a new Apple Watch.
Quickly Switch to A Different Apple Watch
Your iPhone immediately recognizes the paired Apple Watch you’re wearing and automatically connects to it. All you have to do is put on a different Apple Watch and raise your wrist. To switch between any of your Apple Watches, all you have to do is just simply take off and put the other on. Once the other Watch is on your wrist and you've entered the passcode, that becomes the active one.
You can also choose an Apple Watch manually by opening the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Continue by tapping My Watch, then tapping All Watches at the top of the screen. Make sure to turn off Auto Switch.
Check if your Apple Watch is connected to your iPhone by touching and holding the bottom of the watch screen. Swipe up to open Control Center, then look for the Connected status icon which usually looks like an iPhone photo colored green.
Techies, especially Apple aficionados, are wont to tinker on their devices and gadgets not only as a form of leisurely interest but, more importantly, as their way of keeping up with the technology of the times. And their need to pair the new Apple Watch with their new iPhone is just one of those quirks.