How to configure your Apple Watch to have an internet connection

The Apple Watch is an incredible device and the best complement to the iPhone, however, the GPS+Cellular version allows you to connect to the internet regardless of whether you have your Apple smartphone nearby. Do you want to see how it is done? Let’s analyze it below:

Before setting up your Apple Watch GPS+Cellular version You have to take into account some key considerations, beyond what we all know, such as having the iPhone and Apple Watch adapted to the latest available software version as well as synchronize them with each other.

How to set up cellular data on Apple Watch?

Once you’ve gone through the initial setup issues and purchased the mobile phone plan compatible with your Watchyou have to do the following 7 steps that we are going to describe below:

  1. open the app Apple Watch on your iPhonene.
  2. Go to «My Watch».
  3. Choose “Cell phone”. Here you will see the option to set up a mobile data plan.
  4. Then tap on «Configure Cellular·. This will take you to a screen where you can select your mobile operator.Apple WatchSeries 7
  5. Follow the operator’s instructions: This process may vary depending on your operator, but it will usually ask you to log in to your account, as this is the prerequisite for any setup. Then you have to select the data plan for your Apple Watch whose performance will depend on plan that you have chosen with your operator.
  6. Check your plan: once selected, you will receive a confirmation message that your cellular data plan has been set up for your Apple Watch.
  7. Wait for activation: once you’ve completed the steps outlined above, it may take several hours or a day or two for your mobile data plan to be set up correctly. Meanwhile, you will see a message that says “Activating” on your iPhone.

additional questions

Once you’ve signed up for a GPS+Cellular subscription plan, you’ll likely extend it over time and with new Watches. In this sense, if you have renewed your Apple Watch GPS+Cellular, the first thing you have to do isTransfer the data to the new drive. For this, you have to follow the steps which we will describe below:

  1. Eliminate cellular data plan from the old Apple Watch. You can do it from the Apple Watch app or by deleting the content of the old Apple Watch.
  2. Pair your new Apple Watch with your iPhone. During setup, tap Set up data to add a cellular data plan. However, some operators allow transfer plan your existing Apple Watch directly from the Apple Watch app.


Finally, it is important to highlight how you can remove the cellular data plan, if you consider that it is not necessary to pay that extra amount and you prefer to use the standard connection of the Watch and the iPhone. The steps are the following:

  1. On iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
  2. Tap the tab My watch and then tap Cellular data.
  3. Tap the info button next to the cellular data plan at the top of the screen.
  4. touch remove plan from your corresponding operator. Touch again to confirm the action. Of course, remember that sometimes you may also have to go to your operator to cancel your cellular data subscription.

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