While testing the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular last night, I floated a crazy idea past iMore editor-at-large Rene Ritchie: What happens if you set up the Apple Watch on an iPhone, then swap that iPhone's SIM card over into an Android phone? Would the watch recognize that its paired iPhone SIM was no longer in an iPhone and stop working? Would it still work over a carrier's LTE connection? And more importantly: If it worked, what could it do? Well, because we embrace insanity here at iMore, we tried it. And, barring a bit of hacky behavior, it works. I'm going to preface this write-up by saying that I personally think this is a terrible way to use the Apple Watch. Your battery life will most certainly be nonexistent because the watch solely relies on an LTE connection. You won't be able to get any fitness data on your Android smartphone. And you likely won't be able to access certain features like calling internationally or sending and receive SMS messages from your watch. How … [Read more...] about How to use an LTE Apple Watch with Android
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The Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches on the market. It might even be the best. With some of the poor choices for Android users, folks might start to wonder if an Apple Watch is the way to go, but would that even work? The Apple Watch Series 3 and 4 have standalone LTE — now can I use it with my Android phone? The answer is still no... mostly. There's no Watch app for Android, nor is there a way for you to sync your Android phone to an Apple Watch. You don't get a tiny SIM card to put in the Apple Watch; it's already built into the chip, and when you pair it with an iPhone, that iPhone's SIM information essentially gets copied to the Apple Watch's chip. On that note, if you're incredibly enterprising and you have a family member with another iPhone (or an older iPhone yourself), you can swap your SIM into that iPhone and set up a watch that way, then put the SIM back into your Android device and use it. You'll kill your Apple Watch's battery and it's not recommended, … [Read more...] about Can you use an Apple Watch with your Android phone?
The Apple Watch and iPhone may be two distinctly different pieces of hardware, but one can't exist without the other. When you buy a new Apple Watch, turning it on is only the first step — next comes pairing it with an iPhone. When it comes time to pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone, you'll need to use the Apple Watch app for iOS. You should be able to find it pre-installed on your iPhone (or via the App Store, if you've removed it previously). How to pair Apple Watch to your iPhone There are a few ways to pair your Apple Watch to your iPhone, depending on what makes the most sense for your needs. How to automatically pair a new Apple Watch with your iPhone Launch the Watch app on your iPhone. (You can also bring your Apple Watch near your iPhone to bring up a similar interface to the AirPods pairing screen, which will then launch the Watch app.) Tap Start Pairing. Move your phone over your Apple Watch until your Apple Watch is lined up in the center of the yellow … [Read more...] about How to set up a new Apple Watch
Apple Watch Series 3 debuted in September of 2017 but, as is my wont, I'm already thinking about the next version. What will it look like? What new features will it have that pique my fancy? May 31, 2018: Apple Watch Series 4 to delete the bezels like iPhone X Apple Watch currently has relatively large bezels around the display. But, that might be about to change. Mark Gurman, writing for Bloomberg: The company is working on a pair of new Apple Watches that keep the overall size of the current models, but include slightly larger, edge-to-edge screens, according to a person familiar with the product's development. These changes will be the most notable external enhancements since the Watch launched about three years ago, but the new models will still support watch bands from earlier models, another person said. I'd still prefer it if Apple spent any energy budget they may have on an always-on display. April 14, 2018: Third-party Apple Watch face rumors once again make the rounds … [Read more...] about Apple Watch Series 4: Release date rumors, spec speculation, and more!
By Roger Fingas Friday, March 30, 2018, 09:43 pm PT (12:43 am ET) Apple launched its latest education offensive at a Tuesday press event, led by a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad. The week also saw key updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, and some of the first detailed rumors about the Apple Watch Series 4. To keep up on the latest in the Apple world, download the official AppleInsider app, and subscribe to our email newsletter. Everything you need to know:The $329 iPad now has an A10 chip and Apple Pencil support > >Apple's Chicago event saw many software updates, such as Pencil support in iWork > >A fourth-generation Apple Watch could have a bigger screen, more battery life and yet more health features > >Apple's big-budget TV slate could premiere as soon as March next year > >iOS 11.3 arrived with ARKit 1.5, battery monitoring features and more > >Belkin and Linksys products may soon be under Apple manufacturer Foxconn > >watchOS 4.3 restored … [Read more...] about This week on AI: Apple’s budget iPad gets the Pencil, Apple Watch rumors, iOS 11.3 & more