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How to set up Apple Watch

configure Apple Watch

Have you purchased the new Apple Watch? Congratulations! Whether you got the 5 Series with its screen always active or you found the 3 Series still effective in promotion, could you ask yourself how to set it up? After all, the smart watch is different from any other Apple device, both in its dependence on your iPhone and in the way it works. The good news that Apple has made everything very easy to set up, so let's take a look at the procedure to configure Apple Watch via an iPhone, which will allow you to start using it.

Set up Apple Watch in a few steps

We find out in this guide how to make the first configuration of your newly purchased Apple Whatch using an iPhone of a compatible version. The supported models are those starting from iPhone 5 onwards with iOS 8.2 or higher. You must also make sure that the iPhone is turned on and the device is connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network.

At the same time, you have to take into account that the operating system watchos 6 Compatible with Apple Watch Series 1 and later models. While updating your watch to watchOS 6 requires an iPhone 6s or later that has iOS 13 or later.

We continue with the guide starting from the pairing of Apple Watch with iPhone.

Get your iPhone

The first step is to wear your new Apple Watch, then turn it on by holding down the side button until the Apple logo appears. Just like setting up a new Apple Pencil or a pair of AirPods, the iPhone will detect your new watch and automatically bring up a panel on the screen with the inscription To set up this Apple Watch, use iPhone. Tap Keep on on this panel.

Now, Apple Watch will show an animation on its screen. Point your iPhone's camera at this cloud of pixels and the two devices will pair. Wait until the message confirming the pairing of the Apple Watch appears.

pairing apple watch

Set or reset

The next step depends on whether you have used an Apple Watch before or not. Otherwise, you will set the clock as new. If, on the other hand, a device you already had, you can also choose to restore it from a backup.

This is the phase in which you log in to iCloud using your Apple ID. Your Apple Watch should automatically log in to your Apple ID. If not, you will need to do this from the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

Add a passcode

passcode apple watch

A passcode (unlock code) protects your Apple Watch. You don't necessarily have to have one, but if you want to use your Apple Watch with Apple Pay to make payments, then you need to. a good practice that we recommend, considering the amount of biometric data that your watch will retain.

Configure your Apple Watch

You are now ready to configure the settings on Apple Whatch. Some settings are shared with your iPhone. If you have activated "Find My iPhone", location services, Wi-Fi calls and diagnostics for your iPhone, these settings are automatically activated for your Apple Watch.

And if you want to use Siri on Apple Watch, you'll have to turn it on on your iPhone too.

Add apps and sync

sync Apple Watch

We are almost there. The last step is to choose which apps you want to install on your Apple Watch. This aspect managed, like most Apple Watch settings, by the Apple Watch app that you find pre-installed on the iPhone. You can choose to install all the apps or simply the ones you want to install. In both cases, these apps will be sent to the watch, then the iPhone and the watch will synchronize, ensuring that the watch has all the latest data.

After syncing it, you can also view notifications that arrive on your iPhone, simply by raising your wrist. If instead you want to scroll the content, you have to rotate the Digital Crown or tap on the corresponding App icon to open it.

Now you have a good overview of how to set up Apple Watch, go on by yourself to discover all the other functions.