The era of smartwatches is gradually taking over, providing an alternative way of making personal gadgets less bulky and more convenient to carry around. Although there are many products in the market, Apple Inc. products seem to be gaining more popularity. Therefore, this guide is about how to connect Apple Smartwatch to iPhone.
Simultaneously, the Apple company keeps releasing new brands of smartwatches alongside the release of each model of the iPhone series and as such users need to be guided with the process of connecting and disconnecting the gear.
How to Connect Apple Smartwatch to iPhone [the guide]
The process is an easy one but in order to get it right, one must be patient and careful enough in giving attention to details.
Quickly let’s get to the process…
Step 1. Firstly, power on your Apple smartwatch as well as your iPhone. You can turn your gear up by press holding the power button by the side – Hold on until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
Step 2. Wear your smartwatch on your wrist and install the gear on your iPhone. At this point, a pairing screen will pop out. Look closely at the bottom and click ‘continue‘.
In most cases, the continue link may not appear. If so, then skip and click on Start pairing.
Step 3. Next, look at the screen on your smartwatch. A cluster of bluish particles will be displayed. Now, follow the instruction and position your phone camera to capture what’s displayed on your gear.
Note that the image should occupy the space provided for it.
Alternatively, you can use the manual setup to connect by tapping on Pair Apple Watch manually at the bottom of the display screen of your iPhone.
Next, once the clustered bluish particles appear, look below it and tap on the letter “I”.
Proceed by entering the code displayed on your gear screen into your phone.
Finally, tap on SetUp and proceed to set up your gear with your iPhone.
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How to disconnect Apple Smartwatch from your iPhone
Perhaps, you’ve purchased new gear and you want to disconnect the previous one before you install and connect the new one. Here is how to go about it, but be reminded that, disconnecting your gear will restore it to its factory setting. However, your phone has a way of creating a backup that can be transferred to the new one.
Step 1. With your phone one, tap on My Watch tab.
Step 2. Upon opening, tap on ‘My Apple Watch’.
Step 3. Next, Look for the information icon beside the name of your Apple Watch. It is normally designated with “i”
Step 4. On the next page displayed, tap on Unpair.
At this point, you’ll be asked to verify the process – and to enter your Apple ID password. Once you’ve done that, your Smartwatch will be disconnected and restored to factory setting.
Alternatively, if you probably lost your phone or you want to disconnect it without using your phone. Here is an option
Step 1. Go to the settings option on your gear.
Step 2. From the options displayed, select General.
Step 3. From the next options displayed, select Reset.
Step 4. Next, select ‘Erase all content and settings’ and proceed to enter your passcode to verify the process.
Also, the option to erase your smartwatch settings and content is available on your iPhone. Follow the steps below to achieve this.
Step 1. Go to My Apple Watch app and tap on My Watch.
Step 2. Next, select General and subsequently tap on Reset.
Step 3. Finally, tap on ‘Erases Apple Watch Content and Settings’
Proceed to verify the process by providing any passcode if requested.
New releases of the Apple smartwatch series won’t stop hitting the market, as the company is dedicated to enhancing user experience with innovative products. The guide above is intended to help users with the process of How to Connect Apple smartwatch to iPhone. I hope it helps you get through the process.