Your iPhone and Apple Watch must use the same carrier, unless the watch was set up for a family member who doesn’t have an iPhone. If you change carriers on your iPhone,* you need to remove the previous service plan on your Apple Watch and sign up for a new plan. … Tap the My Watch tab, then tap Cellular.
Can I use a different provider for my Apple Watch?
* An Apple Watch that you set up for a family member can use a different network provider than your iPhone uses.
Are Apple watches locked to a specific carrier?
Apple Watches are not locked to specific carriers and can be used in other devices. But to use it in a new device, make sure that you have removed the carrier plan from your previous device. If you have any question, you can contact your carrier.
Can Apple Watch and iPhone be on different networks?
Your Apple Watch with cellular automatically switches to the most power-efficient wireless available: It can connect to your iPhone when itʼs nearby, a Wi-Fi network, or cellular.
Can your Apple Watch and phone be on different networks?
Your Apple Watch uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to communicate with your paired iPhone. If you have cellular, your watch can also stay connected through a cellular network. … For example, if compatible Wi-Fi is available and your iPhone isn’t in Bluetooth range, your Apple Watch uses Wi-Fi.
Will an unlocked Apple Watch work with any carrier?
Apple Watches are not locked. If you buy from Apple, then it will work with any of the carriers.
How do I unlock my Apple Watch to any carrier?
So to change the cell carrier for your Apple Watch, you have to change the cell carrier for your iPhone. Your iPhone might be locked to your carrier. If so, contact your current carrier to get unlock instructions.
Now use your iPhone to set up the new carrier on your Apple Watch.
- Tap Watch.
- Tap My Watch.
- Tap Cellular.
Do Apple watches have to be unlocked?
Your Apple Watch needs to be paired with your iPhone. … Your Apple Watch needs to have a passcode, and wrist detection must be turned on. Your Apple Watch needs to be on your wrist and unlocked.
Does a cellular Apple Watch need a plan?
Apple Watches that are cellular-equipped don’t have to have to utilize a cellular plan—they still have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities, so they can use the data and cell service from your iPhone.
Do you pay monthly fee for Apple Watch?
No, you do not have to pay a monthly charge to use your watch. As long as you have your paired iPhone with you, you can answer and make calls from your watch, send messages, etc., without paying the $10 monthly fee. You only have to pay if you want to use your watch as a phone, independently of your iPhone.
Do you need a second phone line for an Apple Watch?
Apple Watch neither needs nor supports using a separate phone number for the watch. The full range of features is available when Apple Watch and iPhone are connected. Whenever possible, the devices will connect via Bluetooth.