Setting up your watch for the first time

Apple iPhone 5S on iOS 12.0.0

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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 1/26

    Tap the Information icon.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  2. Step 2/26

    Select your preferred language option.

    The indicator is in the center.
  3. Step 3/26

    Scroll to your region.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  4. Step 4/26

    Select your region.

    The indicator is in the center.
  5. Step 5/26

    Tap Start Pairing.

    The indicator is in the center.
  6. Step 6/26

    Tap Start Pairing on iPhone.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  7. Step 7/26

    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 8/26

    Select your Watch.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  9. Step 9/26

    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 10/26

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

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  11. Step 11/26

    Select your preferred crown orientation.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  12. Step 12/26

    Tap Agree.

    The indicator is in the bottom right.
  13. Step 13/26

    Tap the Enter Password field.

    The indicator is in the center.
  14. Step 14/26

    Enter your Apple ID password.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  15. Step 15/26

    Tap Next.

    The indicator is in the top right.
  16. Step 16/26

    Tap Next again.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  17. Step 17/26

    Tap Don't Enable Find My Watch.

    The indicator is in the center.
  18. Step 18/26

    Tap Disable Route Tracking.

    The indicator is in the center.
  19. Step 19/26

    Tap Don't Use Siri.

    The indicator is in the center.
  20. Step 20/26

    Tap OK.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  21. Step 21/26

    Tap Don't Add Passcode.

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

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  22. Step 22/26

    Tap Continue.

    The indicator is in the center.
  23. Step 23/26

    Tap Skip This Step

    Note: Setting up cellular is covered in a separate tutorial.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  24. Step 24/26

    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 in the center.
  25. Step 25/26

    Press the Digital Crown.

    The indicator is in the center.
  26. Step 26/26
    Step 26 of 26:

    You've completed the steps!

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