How to connect an Apple Watch to an iPhone

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Connecting your Apple Watch to your iPhone is super simple and shouldn’t require much technical expertise. In case you’re stuck, here’s a quick tutorial on how to connect your Apple Watch to your iPhone.

To connect an Apple Watch to an iPhone, you can follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that both the Apple Watch and iPhone are turned on and close to each other.
  2. On the iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
  3. Tap “Start Pairing” on the iPhone and the “i” icon on the Apple Watch.
  4. Hold the Apple Watch up to the iPhone’s camera so that the watch face appears in the camera’s viewfinder.
  5. Follow the prompts on the iPhone to complete the setup process, such as agreeing to the terms and conditions, creating a passcode, and setting up Siri.
  6. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID and set up Apple Pay.
  7. Wait for the process to complete, which may take several minutes.

Once the Apple Watch is connected to the iPhone, it will automatically sync data such as messages, notifications, and apps. You can also use the Apple Watch app on the iPhone to customize settings and manage apps on the watch.

John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.

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