How to connect smart watch to phone

We tell you what to con­sid­er when con­nect­ing a smart watch to a phone and what dif­fi­cul­ties may arise with smart watch­es and smart­phones on Android and iPhone
How to connect smart watch to phone

Smart devices have long con­quered the world. Instead of a watch that sim­ply shows the time, an advanced per­son would pre­fer to have a gad­get that can tell the weath­er, remind you of the dol­lar exchange rate and the need to wish a busi­ness part­ner a hap­py birth­day. This device can be used with a SIM card and receive SMS mes­sages on it, make calls with it, use the Inter­net. But in order to take advan­tage of all the func­tions of the gad­get, you need to know how to con­nect a smart watch to your phone for their full oper­a­tion. Of course, with mod­ern devices, pair­ing prob­lems should not arise. How­ev­er, in this arti­cle we will tell you what you should pay atten­tion to and why the smart­watch does not con­nect to an Android smart­phone or iPhone.

So, you bought a smart watch, opened the box with the pur­chase and intend to use it for the first time. The first thing to do is to read the instruc­tions that came with the gad­get, and then charge the equip­ment. If the watch works with a SIM card, you should first check its per­for­mance on the phone and only then install it in a new gad­get. Before you con­nect your smart device to your phone, check if it works. Press the pow­er but­ton, set the cor­rect time, date and loca­tion. After that, turn off the gad­get again and press the pow­er but­ton after turn­ing on the blue­tooth on the phone. This will avoid con­nect­ing oth­er devices to the watch and knock­ing down the set­tings. Also, when prepar­ing to con­nect the watch to the phone, make sure that you find the pin code in the instruc­tions and know the name of your new tech­nique.

Step by step instructions for iPhone

With­out any effort, own­ers of “apple” devices will be able to make friends with their gad­gets. Pair­ing your Apple Watch and iPhone is pret­ty easy.



Step 1. Turn on Wi-Fi and Blue­tooth on both devices.

Step 2 Put the watch on your hand and turn it on while hold­ing the but­ton. When the brand logo appears on the dis­play, release it.

Step 3 Bring your smart­watch close to your smart­phone. Infor­ma­tion about the set­tings of the smart gad­get will appear on the screen. Click the “con­tin­ue” but­ton. If the mes­sage does­n’t appear, open the Apple Watch app and select Pair.

Step 4 Point your smart­phone cam­era at the watch face. Wait for a suc­cess­ful con­nec­tion sig­nal. Enter the device ID under which it will be reg­is­tered.

Step 5 If this is your first time using your watch, click Set Up Apple Watch. You will need to enter your Apple ID. If the request was not reflect­ed imme­di­ate­ly, then open it through the pro­gram by select­ing the “Basic” item.

Step 6 If the watch does not have the lat­est soft­ware, then a prompt will appear on the screen to update it. Check the charge lev­el before agree­ing.

Step 7 Cre­ate a pass­word that will come in handy, for exam­ple for Apple Pay. This step can be skipped. Make device set­tings.

In auto­mat­ic mode on Apple Watch, func­tions such as smart­phone search, GPS, Inter­net access are avail­able. Addi­tion­al­ly, you can con­nect Siri, even if it was not enabled on the phone. Keep in mind that syn­chro­niz­ing devices may take some time, espe­cial­ly if a lot of data is already saved on the smart­phone. A slight pul­sa­tion will sig­nal the end of the process.

If “acti­va­tion lock” is dis­played on the Apple Watch screen, you need to enter your email address and pass­word. The prob­lem may arise if the watch had a dif­fer­ent own­er. Then he must remove the acti­va­tion lock.

Step by step instructions for Android

In order to con­nect your smart­watch to your Android smart­phone, you have to fol­low a few more steps. The fact is that just turn­ing on Blue­tooth is not enough, you need to install a spe­cial appli­ca­tion — your own for dif­fer­ent man­u­fac­tur­ers. For most mod­els, the Wear OS pro­gram is suit­able — it sup­ports the Google Assis­tant and adds a num­ber of func­tions to the watch. It can also be Huawei Wear, Mi Fit, Galaxy Wear­able — for the respec­tive brands.



Step 1. Install the appro­pri­ate app on your smart­phone. Most often, the instruc­tions say which one to pre­fer and even has a QR code for down­load­ing. You can also find the appli­ca­tion on Google­Play by enter­ing the mod­el of your phone or smart device.

Step 2. Turn on the watch, open the appli­ca­tion on your smart­phone. Turn on Blue­tooth on both devices. Move the watch clos­er to the phone.

Step 3 In the appli­ca­tion, select the item “Add a new device” or “Set­tings”, spec­i­fy the mod­el of the gad­get you are look­ing for and wait for it to be detect­ed.

Step 4 Enter your PIN if the app asks for it. The trea­sured num­bers can be found in the instruc­tions for the device. Click: Con­nect.

Step 5 The app will dis­play “Con­nect­ed”. Then you can set up the gad­get through your phone.

How to connect a children’s watch to the phone

Now smart­watch­es are worn not only by adults, but also by chil­dren. With their help, par­ents can mon­i­tor in real time where their child is now and even send him voice mes­sages. There are a lot of mod­els of such devices, but the gen­er­al prin­ci­ple of set­ting is the same. As a rule, “fool pro­tec­tion” is built into them to pre­vent the child from knock­ing down the para­me­ters from the watch itself. That is why their con­nec­tion and con­fig­u­ra­tion is a lit­tle more com­pli­cat­ed than in the case of “adult” coun­ter­parts. We fig­ure out how to con­nect a chil­dren’s watch to a smart­phone.

Step 1. Insert the bat­tery, a work­ing SIM card (must be with­out a pass­word and Inter­net access) and ful­ly charge the watch. Turn them on.

Step 2 Down­load a spe­cial appli­ca­tion to your phone (if you don’t want the child to be able to set up the device him­self). A link to it is indi­cat­ed on the watch box or on the gad­get screen. Reg­is­ter in it — you will need to enter the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion num­ber of the watch.

Step 3 Make sure that there is an icon on the watch screen that sig­nals the cor­rect oper­a­tion of the Inter­net — as a rule, these are sev­er­al green sticks. If they are crossed out or red, check again if the SIM card inside the watch can work with the Inter­net.

Step 4 Find a spe­cial QR code in the watch to con­nect the device to the appli­ca­tion on your smart­phone. Usu­al­ly it is left in the most vis­i­ble place — scroll through a few screens and you will def­i­nite­ly find it. Scan it in the app on your smart­phone to pair your watch and phone.
Step 5 Fin­ish set­ting the clock from your smart­phone. You will need to indi­cate the child’s data, sev­er­al SOS num­bers (they will receive a sig­nal if the child gets into trou­ble or the clock turns off abrupt­ly) and fill in the rest of the items. Every­thing here is very intu­itive.



Common problems:

Notifications not showing on watch display

Noti­fi­ca­tions in smart­watch­es are one of the most impor­tant fea­tures, and their absence negates all the use­ful­ness of the device. We under­stand why noti­fi­ca­tions may not appear on the watch dis­play. Let’s divide them into sev­er­al gen­er­al steps — from sim­ple to the most rad­i­cal. Fol­low them if the clock is not work­ing prop­er­ly.

Step 1. Let’s start with the sim­plest, be sure to check if alerts are enabled on the smart­phone that is con­nect­ed to the watch.

Step 2 Check if noti­fi­ca­tions are allowed on the watch itself. Some mod­els have a “The­atre” or “Do Not Dis­turb” mode. It must be turned off.

Step 3 Be sure to check that your smart­phone has a good inter­net con­nec­tion. Try to vis­it any site. If it loads slow­ly, then the prob­lem is net­work access.

Step 4 If this does not help, go ahead — make sure that the clock is syn­chro­nized with the phone (try to per­form the pro­ce­dure again).
Step 5 Com­plete­ly reset the clock in the options menu Yes, this will destroy the data, but you can enter all the para­me­ters you need from scratch. If noti­fi­ca­tions do not come even after this, then you will need to con­tact the ser­vice cen­ter.

Can’t set up Apple Watch or displays an error message

In gen­er­al, Apple devices are famous for the fact that even a child can set them up cor­rect­ly. How­ev­er, each case has its own excep­tions — we explain step by step what to do if you can’t set up your Apple Watch or an error mes­sage is dis­played.

Step 1. Make sure your Apple Watch and iPhone are charged and ready to go. Apple Watch can­not be con­nect­ed to a smart­phone old­er than the iPhone 6S. Your phone must also have Blue­tooth turned on and the lat­est ver­sion of iOS installed.
Step 2 Try restart­ing your smart­phone and smart­watch.

The application does not see the connected smartwatch

Most like­ly, such a prob­lem occurs due to the fact that the con­nec­tion between the watch and the phone has dis­ap­peared. How can this be fixed.

Make sure your phone and watch can “see” each oth­er. To do this, turn on Blue­tooth on your smart­phone and try to find the name of the watch in the list of devices near­by. If this does not hap­pen, in the watch set­tings, make them vis­i­ble for detec­tion.

If you are try­ing to con­nect a watch that works with a SIM card, check that the device can trans­fer data over the Inter­net. There must be enough funds on the sub­scriber’s account, the tar­iff itself must include work with the Inter­net.