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How To Setup Apple Watch Without Pairing With An iPhone

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1. Use Apple Watch with Cellular connection2. Use Apple Watch with Wi-Fi3. Use Apple Watch to Play Music4. Use Apple Watch to Track your Daily Movements or Fitness5. Use Apple Watch for Apple Tv and iTunes6. Use Apple Watch for Passbook and Apple Pay

Yes, you heard right. You can use Apple Watch without iPhone easily. Some of the features will work on your Apple Watch but, it totally depends on your Internet or cellular connection. If you don’t have either, you can download apps from the App Store. Apple Watch is designed to use freely like go hand-in-hand with the iPhone and can be customized easily by choosing new watch faces, downloading apps and selecting complications.

Apple launched its first Apple Watch on April 24, 2015, and quickly became the best-selling wearable smartwatch. Apple has launched its Series 5 Watch in September 2019 and few people know that Apple Watch can complete tasks without being connected with the iPhone.

The main question is, can you use an apple watch without an iphone? Don’t worry, we have already mentioned below all the steps which are required to set up Apple Watch without pairing with an iPhone. Have a look!

Set Up Apple Watch Without iphone:

1. Use Apple Watch with Cellular connection

Apple Watch with Cellular connection

If you have Cellular features or you have already set up cellular features on your Apple Watch and it’s not connected with your iPhone or your iPhone is not near Apple Watch, you are able to use Siri, take phone calls, play music and many more on Apple Watch. However, your Watch should be connected with the Wi-Fi network. To perform more features on your Apple Watch, it should be updated to the most recent iOS update and the same carrier or Wi-Fi connection is required.

Also Read: How To Reset Your Apple Watch And Its Passcode

2. Use Apple Watch with Wi-Fi

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If your Apple Watch without iPhone is connected with Wi-Fi or Cellular network, you can easily read text messages and third-party push notifications easily. Some of the features can be used if your Apple Watch is not nearby to your iPhone.

  • Easy to access any apps that support Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • You can use Siri and read iMessages.
  • You can control your Home through the Home app.
  • Dial and receive phone calls (Wi-Fi required) and easy to use Walkie-Talkie app.

3. Use Apple Watch to Play Music

How to set up my Apple Watch
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You can easily pair or connect your Apple Watch with Bluetooth earphones/headphones, to listen to music. To perform this action, you have to open any Music app and select Apple Watch as a source. Scroll down and select My Music or Now Playing to listen to your favorite music tracks.

Note- You can only keep or listen to one playlist at a time while connecting to Apple Watch.

Must Read: How To Use Spotify On Apple Watch?

4. Use Apple Watch to Track your Daily Movements or Fitness

Apple Watch Track Movements
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You can easily track your daily or day to day activities on your Apple Watch without being connected to the iPhone. You can easily track your progress and exercise goals on the Activity App easily. Easy to track your daily goals, calories and break down into movements and exercises. All information will be stored and sync with your Health application.

5. Use Apple Watch for Apple Tv and iTunes

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Now you can easily access your Apple remote while using your Apple smartwatch. The watch will allow users to control your Apple TV and control iTunes on your computer from your wrist. Isn’t that cool enough?

6. Use Apple Watch for Passbook and Apple Pay

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You can easily access your Passbook and setup Apple pay in your Apple watch without iPhone. However, to activate Apple pay in your watch, first, you have to set up Apple pay through Watch but, the service will work until the iPhone isn’t near or around. Easy to use in US shops as it requires a unique token that acts as a card number (stored on Apple Watch). Simply you have to allow your card in Apple Watch while paying in shops and you are good to go.

There are many things that you can perform in Apple Watch without connecting with your iPhone (For cellular versions). Basic things like setting an alarm, watch time, calendar events, etc. can be seen in Apple watch easily. We have mentioned some of the cool features that you can perform in Apple Watch if your iPhone is not nearby. If we have missed any important features or if you have any suggestions, feel free to mention in the comments section below.

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