How to sync your Apple Watch to work with Android

Como emparejar un Apple Watch con Android tutorial

Without a doubt, the Apple Watch are one of the best smartwatches on the market today, even if they are not cheap. We were able to verify this in the recent comparison we made of the Apple Watch Ultra vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.

Also, when you sync your Apple Watch with an iPhone you can make the most of its features, creating a perfect combination. But what happens when you sync it with an Android? Is this possible? Not officially, but there is a way to “pair” an Apple Watch with an Android mobile and today we will show you how .

Is it possible to pair your Apple Watch with an Android mobile? Yes, but you will lose some features

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As we just mentioned, you cannot officially pair an Apple Watch with Android . These watches are only compatible with the iPhone and to get the most out of their potential you must stay within the Apple ecosystem. At the end of the day it’s like a prison, but that’s how Apple has always done things and achieved the reputation that they have.

However, the truth is that you can connect your Apple Watch with your Android mobile , but some apps will not work correctly (or simply will not work). For example, you will be able to send messages via iMessage from your watch, but SMS will usually fail.

All of your Apple Watch’s health and fitness monitoring apps and sensors will work fine, but the data won’t sync to your smartphone . However, applications like Telegram or WhatsApp will work, as well as calls from your watch.

Taking all this into account, if you want to continue in the process of pairing your Android with your Apple Watch, then go ahead.

What will you need to synchronize your Apple Watch with your Android mobile?

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In addition to your Android mobile, you will need an Apple Watch with LTE connectivity and an iPhone that is compatible with said watch. Why the LTE version of the Apple Watch? So you can make and receive calls, as well as messages, independently (without the need for your iPhone).

And the iPhone? Because the initial steps of setting up your Apple Watch require it, specifically what corresponds to the configuration of the SIM . Then you can move the SIM from the iPhone to your Android without any problem. By the way, remember to check that your Android is compatible with the nano SIM you use (most are), as this is the size used by iPhones.

How to pair your Apple Watch to work with Android?

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With all the requirements fulfilled, it’s time to configure your Apple Watch to use it with Android. The steps to follow are these:

  1. Insert the SIM into the iPhone .
  2. Pair your Apple Watch with iPhone so it can join your phone number and download the apps you need. To do this, do the following:
    1. Turn on your iPhone and Apple Watch, hold them close together so they can recognize each other and start pairing. If it doesn’t automatically, open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap “Pair New Watch.”
    2. Select “Set up for myself” . The iPhone camera will open and the clock screen will display a blue icon.
    3. Focus your Apple Watch with the iPhone camera so they pair. If automatic pairing does not work, please press “Pair manually” and follow the steps.
    4. Download any apps and updates you need to your watch before moving on to the next step.
  3. After the iPhone and Apple Watch are paired, turn them off .
  4. Remove the SIM from the iPhone and put it in your Android mobile .
  5. Turn on your Android and wait for it to connect to the mobile network.
  6. Once the mobile is connected, turn on your Apple Watch .

As you can see, your Apple Watch didn’t really sync with Android at any point, because it doesn’t, they’re incompatible. However, having set up your SIM on the watch using the iPhone, your Apple Watch will now be able to receive calls and send messages without issue, even though the SIM is on your Android.

By the way, every time you need to update your Apple Watch (or its apps), you’ll need to go back to the iPhone to take care of it. Yes, it is something really annoying, but it is what it is if you want to use your Apple Watch with Android.