The Apple Watch, along with the Apple homepod are among the newest pieces of technology from the Apple family. One of the most important features of these new devices are the fact that they can be controlled wirelessly.
This small advancement allows for a lot of new and exciting features. Freedom from cords opens up a lot of new convenience and functionality. Unfortunately, this added convenience can often come with a little bit of confusion. What does it do? How does it work?
Luckily, Apple is known for making things as simple as possible. With a user-friendly interface and easy-set up, you won’t believe how close you are to setting up your Apple Watch Bluetooth features.
Apple Watch Bluetooth
You may be wondering what exactly Apple Watch Bluetooth is. Bluetooth refers to a wireless technology that allows devices to consistently share information with other devices over short distances. These devices can be fixed (such as a smart TV) or mobile (such as a smartphone).
They allow you to unlock a whole new world of features by allowing communication between totally different devices. In terms of your Apple Watch, you will be able to connect it to your iPhone or a wireless speaker. It allows you to connect to devices without that traditional and restraining cord.
Apple Watch Setup
Setting this up isn’t bad either. Although there are several different ways to sync to Bluetooth device depending on their make and model, one of the first things you are going to want to do is connect your Apple Watch to your iPhone.
“Pairing” your iPhone with your Apple Watch via Bluetooth will help you get started and is even designed to be even easer than pairing with other devices.
- The first step is pretty self-explanatory, you are going to need both devices to be turned on. Make sure that you have allowed your iPhone to receive information from Bluetooth devices. In order to do this, open your iPhone and go to Settings > Bluetooth> and make sure it is switched on.
- Set your Apple Watch on top of your iPhone and wait for a message to pop up on your iPhone prompting you to “Use your iPhone to set up this Apple Watch.” Click continue and make sure to keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close together during this time
- You will see your Apple Watch begin to play a weird static animation. You will also notice that your iPhone will prompt you to “Hold Apple Watch up the Camera. Align with the viewfinder below.” Hover your iPhone over the iPhone wo the Apple Watch face is aligned until pairing is complete.
- Choose how you want to create the Apple Watch (new or restored from a backup) as well as which wrist you plan on wearing it on.
- Sign in using your Apple ID.
- Follow the simple instructions to set up some of the more basic settings. This would include things such as location services, route tracking, and Siri.
- Create your passcode for your Apple Watch.
- Chose more advanced settings for your Apple Watch such as SOS and Activity. During this same step you will be able to start downloading other applications that are available for the Apple Watch at the app store.
- Finally, you just have to wait for your devices to finish syncing and you are ready to go and use the most basic features of your Apple Watch.
Pairing other Bluetooth Devices
Beyond your iPhone, there are different Bluetooth devices you can use with a much shorter paring.
- Make sure your accessory in in pairing or discovery mode.
- On the Apple Watch, tap Settings> Bluetooth.
- Tap the Apple Watch Bluetooth Accessory you are trying to pair up with.
- If prompted, enter the PIN that came with the Apple Watch Bluetooth accessory.
Now you are ready to enjoy your Apple Watches’ Bluetooth features to the fullest!