Use your iPhone to update your Apple Watch software. After you upgrade to watchOS 6, you can update software directly on your Apple Watch. It could take from several minutes to an hour for the update to complete. You might want to update overnight or wait until you have time. When a new update is available, your Apple Watch notifies you. Tap Update Tonight in the notification, then go to your iPhone to confirm that you want to update overnight. At the end of the day, leave your Apple Watch and iPhone charging overnight so the update can complete. Leave your Apple Watch on its charger while the update completes. If you've upgraded your Apple Watch to watchOS 6, you can install subsequent updates without your iPhone:. Before you begin Update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS.
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Or sync content to your watch. Then you can play the content on your watch without your iPhone nearby, even if your watch is not connected to Wi-Fi or cellular. You need Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to music or other audio on your Apple Watch. Learn more about how your watch uses Wi-Fi and cellular. If you're not an Apple Music subscriber, you can play your songs, albums, and playlists.
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You also need to make sure that your iPhone has Bluetooth turned on, and that it's connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network. To turn on your Apple Watch, press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo. This may take a few minutes. Center the watch face in the viewfinder on your iPhone. Learn what to do if you don't see the "i" icon. Otherwise, choose a backup. If asked, update your Apple Watch to the latest version of watchOS. You need to enter the email address and password for that Apple ID to continue set up. Your Apple Watch shows you which settings it shares with your iPhone.
Grab your iPhone and follow these simple steps to get up and running with your new Apple Watch. Apple Watch can alert you to high or low heart rates as well as irregular rhythms. Apple Watch Series 5 can display the time and other glanceable information, even when your wrist is down. Apple Watch is built to help you reach new heights while staying grounded. Get alerts when the Noise app on Apple Watch detects sound levels that could affect your hearing. The Cycle Tracking app on Apple Watch helps you track your period and notifies you when your next period or fertile window is approaching.