How do I pair Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS+4G) with my iPhone?
01-11-201705:29 PM - edited 08-01-201804:38 PM
If you're lucky enough to get an Apple Watch Series 3(GPS + 4G) you may find that it takes a while to go through the set-up process please don't keep logging in as this may slow it further; all you need to do is press "login" once and let the system do its thing.
If you press the login button multiple times it may even slow things down further. Remember however that even if it takes a little while to set up your data plan, you will still be able to connect your Watch and iPhone via Bluetooth until the mobile data set up is complete.
My Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + 4G) was bought at Argos, Apple, John Lewis or somewhere else; how do I pair it with my iPhone?
If your Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + 4G) was bought somewhere other than EE the gift recipient will need to know his or her My EE logins and be the bill payer or account holder to pair their Apple Watch - you can't do this for them unless you are the bill payer or account holder.
In order to use the full data and calling capabilities you will also need to have an iPhone 6 or a newer model (included SE) and be running the latest iOS Software. (If My EE seems slow to register please don't try to log in multiple times as this will slow down the process even more and may result in an error.)
I bought an Apple Watch on my contract as a gift for someone; how do I pair it with their iPhone and contract?
If you bought an Apple Watch on contract as a gift for someone else, the Apple Watch and mobile number must both be on the same account with EE. If this is not the case, you may need to call 150 to get data set up correctly on the Watch. (We may need to do a credit check on the person who will be using the Watch.)
My Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + 4G) was bought direct from EE; what will I need to do to connect it with my iPhone?
To pair your Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + 4G) you will need to have an iPhone 6 or a newer model (including SE) and be running the latest iOS Software>
If you already have Apple Watch Series 3 and you have purchased or upgraded to a new iPhone that you want to switch to, if you use Quick Start your pairing will transfer across to your new iPhone. If you do need to unpair your Apple Watch see our unpairing support article, and please be sure to always select KEEP PLAN when unpairing.
Simple steps to get you set up
Please note that if you do have any issues setting up your mobile data plan on your Apple Watch you can skip the "Set up Mobile Data" step and still use the watch for texts and calls in proximity of your iPhone.
We're anticipating that a lot of people will want to set up their new Apple Watch Series 3 over Christmas and this can take a little time, so please bear with us as our systems go through the process.
The steps below will guide you through pairing your Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS+4G) to your iPhone on your EE account.
What will I need to set up my Apple Watch to my iPhone?
To pair your Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS+4G) you will need to have an iPhone 6 or a newer model and be running thelatest iOS Software>
You will also need to make sure:
Bluetooth is turned ON - within your iPhone > Go to Settings > Bluetooth > make sure it's toggled ON