The Apple Watch is designed in a unique manner so that you can easily use it with your iPhone and customize it, along with downloading new applications, and much more.
You can easily pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone. However, some people think that an iPhone is necessary to set up the Apple Watch. And they are right. Apple can be quite strict when it comes to its gadgets. In order to fully benefit from Apple Watch, you will have to pair it with your iPhone. But there are some functions in an Apple Watch that do not require the need for an iPhone.
If you don’t know how to do that then there is no need to get worried. We’re here to help. So let’s get started.
- Update your Apps
The first thing that you can do on your Apple Watch without pairing it with your iPhone is to update your apps. The first version of the Apple Watch required pairing with an iPhone in order to update applications. However, after the release of watchOS 2, the scenario changed.
If you have an Apple Watch running on watchOS 2 or succeeding versions then by using Wi-Fi you can update your local applications present on your Apple Watch.
- Track your Daily Fitness and Runs
The second useful feature offered by an Apple Watch is that you can use it to track your daily activities without even connecting it with your iPhone.
For this purpose, you can utilize the Activity App. In the activity app, you will be able to monitor your daily progress, track your daily goals, calories, as well as your exercise goals.
If you are a fitness enthusiast then this feature will be quite helpful for you.
All of the data through your Activity app will be stored and synced with your Health app as well. Isn’t it cool?
- Use Your Watch With Wi-Fi
Another benefit of an Apple watch is that you can connect it with Wi-Fi even if it is not paired with an iPhone at the current moment. With a Wi-Fi connection, you will be able to read your text messages and view third-party notifications as well.
Some other privileges that unlock with a stable Wi-Fi connection include:
- With a Wi-Fi connection, you can also use Siri and read iMessages.
- You can dial and receive phone calls while having a Wi-Fi connection.
- You can also use the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch by connecting to Wi-Fi.
- There are some applications in an Apple Watch that provide easy access and Wi-Fi connectivity, you can also access them.
So these are some benefits you can get by connecting your Apple Watch to Wi-Fi when you don’t have access to your iPhone.
- Listen to Music with Apple Watch
Another benefit of having an Apple Watch is that you can listen to music on it without pairing it with an iPhone. First of all, you have to connect your Apple Watch with your Bluetooth earphones, or AirPods. After you have finished connecting your watch, open the Music app and then select Apple Watch as the source. Scroll down on your watch to go through your Music albums to start listening to your favorite music.