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  • Place your Apple Watch next to your phone.
  • On your phone: Press Continue and follow the instructions on your phone to place the watch face in the middle of your phone's camera viewfinder.
  • On your phone: When this screen is displayed, your Apple Watch is connected to your phone.
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  • On your phone: Press Set Up as New Apple Watch.
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  • On your phone: Press the required setting and select on which wrist you want to wear the watch.
  • On your phone: Press Agree.
","info":""},{"title":"Enter Apple ID password","steps":[{"note":null,"overlay":null,"text":"On your phone: Press Enter Password ."},{"note":null,"overlay":null,"text":"On your phone: Key in the password for your Apple ID and press Next ."}],"content":"
  • On your phone: Press Enter Password.
  • On your phone: Key in the password for your Apple ID and press Next.
","info":""},{"title":"Turn on sharing of your phone's settings","steps":[{"note":null,"overlay":null,"text":"On your phone: Press the required setting ."},{"note":null,"overlay":null,"text":"On your phone: Press OK ."}],"content":"
  • On your phone: Press the required setting.
  • On your phone: Press OK.
","info":""},{"title":"Turn use of phone lock code on or off","steps":[{"note":null,"overlay":null,"text":"On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of phone lock code or press Don't Add Passcode ."}],"content":"
  • On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of phone lock code or press Don't Add Passcode.
","info":""},{"title":"View information about heart rate notifications","steps":[{"note":null,"overlay":null,"text":"On your phone: Press Continue ."}],"content":"
  • On your phone: Press Continue.
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  • On your phone: Press Continue.
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  • On your phone: To set up mobile data on your Apple Watch, press Set Up Mobile Data and follow the instructions on the screen to finish setting up your Apple Watch.
  • On your phone: To set up mobile data on your Apple Watch later, press Skip This Step.
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  • On your phone: Press Install All to install compatible apps from your phone on your Apple Watch. Wait a moment while the apps are installed.
  • On your phone: Press OK to finish the activation.
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Activating your Apple Watch

You need to activate your Apple Watch before using it for the first time and after a factory reset.
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Step 1 of 17

Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone.

Place your Apple Watch next to your phone.

Step 2 of 17

Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone.

On your phone: Press Continue and follow the instructions on your phone to place the watch face in the middle of your phone's camera viewfinder.

Step 3 of 17

Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone.

On your phone: When this screen is displayed, your Apple Watch is connected to your phone.

Step 4 of 17

If you've backed up content previously, you can restore the content.

On your phone: Press Set Up as New Apple Watch.

Step 5 of 17

On your phone: Press the required setting and select on which wrist you want to wear the watch.

Step 6 of 17

On your phone: Press Agree.

Step 7 of 17

On your phone: Press Enter Password.

Step 8 of 17

On your phone: Key in the password for your Apple ID and press Next.

Step 9 of 17

On your phone: Press the required setting.

Step 10 of 17

On your phone: Press OK.

Step 11 of 17

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of phone lock code or press Don't Add Passcode.

Step 12 of 17

On your phone: Press Continue.

Step 13 of 17

On your phone: Press Continue.

Step 14 of 17

On your phone: To set up mobile data on your Apple Watch, press Set Up Mobile Data and follow the instructions on the screen to finish setting up your Apple Watch.

Step 15 of 17

On your phone: To set up mobile data on your Apple Watch later, press Skip This Step.

See how to set up mobile data on your Apple Watch later after activation.

Step 16 of 17

On your phone: Press Install All to install compatible apps from your phone on your Apple Watch. Wait a moment while the apps are installed.

Step 17 of 17

On your phone: Press OK to finish the activation.

Last updated: 4/4/2019
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