Setting up your watch for the first time

Apple iPhone 6S Plus on iOS 15.4.0

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Follow along to set up and activate your Watch for the first time (or after a factory reset). After these few steps, you'll be able to begin using your Watch.

  1. Step 1/20

    Tap the Information icon.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  2. Step 2/20

    Select your preferred language option.

    The indicator is in the center.
  3. Step 3/20

    Scroll to your region.

    The indicator is in the center.
  4. Step 4/20

    Select your region.

    The indicator is in the center.
  5. Step 5/20

    Tap Start Pairing.

    The indicator is in the center.
  6. Step 6/20

    Tap Start Pairing on iPhone.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  7. Step 7/20

    Tap Pair Apple Watch Manually.

    Note: In this tutorial, we are pairing Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) manually. You can also automatically pair by placing Apple Watch in front of your camera and centering it within the viewfinder.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  8. Step 8/20

    Select your Watch.

    The indicator is in the center.
  9. Step 9/20

    Enter the code displayed on your Watch.

    Note: If prompted, tap Set Up as New Apple Watch.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  10. Step 10/20

    Select the wrist on which you'll wear your Watch.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  11. Step 11/20

    Select your preferred digital crown orientation.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  12. Step 12/20

    Tap Continue.

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  13. Step 13/20

    Tap Agree.

    The indicator is in the bottom right.
  14. Step 14/20

    Tap Disable Route Tracking.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  15. Step 15/20

    Tap OK.

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  16. Step 16/20

    Tap Don't Add Passcode.

    Note: Adding a Passcode is covered in a separate tutorial.

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  17. Step 17/20

    Tap Continue.

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  18. Step 18/20

    Tap Install All.

    Note: After this step, your Watch will sync itself to your iPhone. Feel free to use your iPhone normally in the meantime.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  19. Step 19/20

    Press the Digital Crown.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  20. Step 20/20
    Step 20 of 20:

    You've completed the steps!

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