Setting up the Watch for the first time

Apple Watch Series 6 on watchOS 7.0.0

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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 1/24

    Tap the Information icon.

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  2. Step 2/24

    Select your preferred language option.

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  3. Step 3/24

    Select your region.

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  4. Step 4/24

    Tap Start Pairing.

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  5. Step 5/24

    Tap Start Pairing on iPhone.

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  6. Step 6/24

    Tap Set Up for Myself.

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  7. Step 7/24

    Tap Pair Apple Watch Manually.

    Note: In this tutorial we are pairing Apple Watch manually. You can also automatically pair by placing Apple Watch in front of your camera and centering it within the viewfinder.

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  8. Step 8/24

    Select your Watch.

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  9. Step 9/24

    Enter the code displayed on your Watch.

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  10. Step 10/24

    Tap Set Up as New Apple Watch.

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  11. Step 11/24

    Select the wrist on which you will wear your Watch.

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  12. Step 12/24

    Tap Agree.

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  13. Step 13/24

    Tap Disable Route Tracking.

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  14. Step 14/24

    Tap OK.

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  15. Step 15/24

    Tap OK.

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  16. Step 16/24

    Tap Don't Add Passcode.

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

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  17. Step 17/24

    Tap Install Updates Manually.

    Note: For this tutorial we are choosing to install updates manually. You may tap Continue to have your device automatically update.

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  18. Step 18/24

    Tap Set Up Later in the Apple Watch App.

    Note: Setting up Apple Pay is covered in a separate tutorial.

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  19. Step 19/24

    Tap Continue.

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  20. Step 20/24

    Tap Continue.

    Note: Setting up Cellular data is covered in a separate tutorial.

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  21. Step 21/24

    Tap Continue.

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  22. Step 22/24

    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.

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  23. Step 23/24

    Press the Digital Crown.

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  24. Step 24/24
    Step 24 of 24:

    You've completed the steps!

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