Apple Watch connection icon
My son has experimented with his new Apple Watch today, and after setting the phone down, it found the phone. Thus, he went to his watch, crept upward to display looks and got to the first to allow him to ping the phone. Top of the page it showed connected as always, but instead of the phone icon, it appeared to show a cloud icon. Looking at Apple Watch user's Guide, I could not locate this icon, or an explanation of this anywhere.
Does anyone know what it means, or where I could see an explanation of the icon? Thanks in advance.
The cloud icon in the settings look when the watch is connected to a Wi - Fi network compatible, having been unable to connect via Bluetooth with iPhone matched.
This allows us to offer a broader set of features compared with operation on a fully autonomous / disconnected from base, as described in the second article linked below.
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can Apple Watch connect with monitor polar heart?
If you are referring to the H7 polar, then Yes, we can.
Firstly turn off pairing the monitor from other devices which he may previously have paired with (for example your iPhone), then:
- Wear the polar H7 (which lights up by being broken to the strap and rotates when detached).
- On Apple Watch, go to settings > Bluetooth.
- Wait that Polar H7 appears, then press it.
I have a Apple Watch Sport and a 6s watch OS running iPhone 2 and iOS 9 respectively. Sometimes, but not always, my watch will repeatedly connect and disconnect to my phone. I can watch on my phone bluetooth icon go on, then off, then blink (reconnection). I can't find a specific cause, or a resolution. Everyone knows about this problem? How can I solve this problem?
Thank you, and all help is appreciated.
It can help to update your iPhone and Apple Watch for the latest versions of software (currently 9.2 and watch OS 2.1 iOS).
The software update instructions are available here:
How do I convince someone to create a clear status icon that indicates that my iPhone is set to vibrate and not ringing?
I regularly 'silence' my phone and just as regularly forget to reset the ring. It's particularly frustrating when I want to ring so I can find it.
Use the page of comments from Apple, http://www.apple.com/feedback and click on the box in this area. That's where they get suggestions for feature enhancements.
Apple Watch can connect to my WiFi? When the iphone is out of reach of Apple Watch of bluetooth, Apple Watch goes WiFi that is connected to the iphone. The WiFi of Apple Watch is 2.4 GHz. My Airport is 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. in case the Apple Watch connect?
I love my Jam Transit Mini buds wireless headset but can't do them to pair with my iPhone when I have my Apple Watch connected. Is it possible to connect two Bluetooth devices at the same time? When I get in my car, my phone connects to the Bluetooth in my car but does not disconnect the Apple Watch so I guess it's possible. Reflections on how I can get both connected? Thank you!
Yes - with your iPhone paired and connected to Apple Watch, it is still possible to pair your iPhone Bluetooth headset.
If the headphones are already paired with any other device, it can help to undo the first matching them.
Check that you have placed your headset in discovery / mode in accordance with the instructions of the manufacturer of equipment:
Then follow the rest of the instructions here:
He can help move your iPhone and headphones further other active Bluetooth for pairing devices.
I own a first generation of Apple Watch and an end 2013 13 "MacBook Pro and last mac mini (i5). I went through the entire setup process to have my watch unlock my MacBook several times. (All along the) When I get to choose the button "Allow your Apple Watch unlock your Mac", it runs for awhile and then I get the "unable to contact Apple Watch" fast. It seems to be my watch because if I try and let the Apple Watch locked, she'll tell me to unlock, and then try again. Happens on MacBook Pro and mac mini in the same way.
I tried to research on this problem and we tried all authentication reset to two factors for an agreement again all settings and turn it on again.
I appreciate that you try to unlock your two computers using your Apple Watch with watch OS 3. The resources below provide the steps and requirements to do this. I would just try it with a single computer until you have a job before trying the second computer.
The first time you open a session after you turn on or restart your Mac, connect by entering your password manually. After that, Apple Watch connects to you.
Set up automatic unlock
Make sure your Apple Watch uses watch OS 3, and your Mac to mid-2013 or newer model uses macOS Sierra.
For more information, see system requirements of continuity.
Automatic unlock works with these devices and operating systems:
watchOS 3 macOS Sierra
- Apple Watch (1st generation)
- Apple Watch series 1
- Apple Watch series 2
- MacBook (early 2015 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (late 2013 or newer)
- MacBook Air (mid-2013 or newer)
- Mac mini (late 2014 or newer)
- iMac (late 2013 or newer)
- Mac Pro (end of 2013 or later)
Make sure your Apple ID to use instead of the two-step verification two factor authentication. Learn more.
Make sure that your devices are configured as follows:
- Your Mac has Bluetooth and Wi - Fi enabled.
- Your Mac and Apple Watch are connected to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
On your Mac, choose Apple () menu > System Preferences, and then click iCloud.
On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, then go to general > Apple ID.
- Your Apple Watch uses a password.
On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, then type the access code.
- Your Mac has "allow your Apple Watch unlock your Mac" selected in Security & Privacy preferences.
Choose the Apple menu > System Preferences, click on Privacy & Security, then select the general tab.
pgirardi, if you are unable to unlock your main computer after trying these steps, then you will need to cancel the match your iPhone and Apple Watch and try again.
My Apple Watch connects my rMBP and everything with macOS Sierra very well, but when my watch sends me a notification says "null" unlocked by this Apple Watch. How to replace the text "null"?
Solved it for me by signing in and out of the iCloud on mac + iphone then restart all 3.
I have a few questions:
1. how far can the Apple Watch connect an iPhone 5?
2. how far can the Apple Watch connect an iPhone 5 c?
3. how far can the Apple Watch connect to an iPhone 5s?
4. how far can the Apple Watch connect an iPhone 6?
5. how far can the Apple Watch connect an iPhone 6 Plus?
6. how far can the Apple Watch connect to a 6 s iPhone?
7. how far can the Apple Watch no longer connect to a 6 s iPhone?
8. how far can the Apple Watch connect to an iPhone IS?
P.S. I couldn't think of a better way to Word this, but basically, I mean "how Apple Watch from the iPhone but still being linkable?"
Normal Bluetooth range is about 10 meters/33 feet. Actual range varies in practice because of wireless interference, but you don't need necessarily to have your iPhone on or just around you (scope of arms, for example) for Apple Watch and matched iPhone maintain their Bluetooth connection.
Your watch can still carry out certain functions when it is not connected to your iPhone, including some that are available when your watch is connected to a known Wi - Fi network.
I recently bought a Apple Watch sport and noticed that it does not connect to my home network. Can someone help me to try to connect to the network?
I have at & t and Motorola NVG589 router, I believe that it is compatible with the Apple Watch.
Apple Watch can connect to a Wi - Fi network if the network is 802.11b/g/n 2.4 GHz and your iPhone, while being connected to your watch with Bluetooth has connected to the network before. If your iPhone is not in the scope of Bluetooth compatible Wi - Fi is available for free, your Apple Watch uses Wi - Fi.
If you encounter any problems with your watch connect this way, try the following steps:
- Before you begin, make sure that you made a note of:
- Name of your Wi - Fi network.
- The type of encryption it uses;
- Your Wi - Fi password.
- With your iPhone connected to the Wi - Fi network and with your watch near and connected to your iPhone via Bluetooth:
- On your iPhone, go to: settings > Wi - Fi.
- Press the 'i' icon on the right side of entrance to your current Wi - Fi connection;
- On the next screen, click on forget this network - leave a few moments;
- Then, with a short break between the two, disable and re-enable the Wi - Fi using the toggle at the top of Wi - Fi free.
- Reconnect your iPhone to the network 2.4 GHz Wi - Fi.
- If you have a hidden network (ie the network name / SSID is not broadcast), choose Add to the network with 'The other', then enter the name of the network, the encryption type, and password.
- After that your iPhone has reconnected, leave a little time to get the information to share your watch.
- Test your watch by placing your iPhone in Airplane Mode (via central control or via settings > airplane Mode).
- On your watch, slide up on the dial of the watch, then swipe left / right until you find the look of parameters;
- This should say connected, and display a green cloud icon to indicate that it is connected to the Wi - Fi;
- Slide down again to return to the watch face.
- Take your iPhone out of airplane Mode when you are finished.
Note that, if your iPhone connection is possible via Bluetooth, it will always be used by your watch rather than connecting to a known Wi - Fi network.
- Before you begin, make sure that you made a note of:
OOwner tried to disconnect the watch, but it is not displayed as connected.
In order to pair the watch to your iPhone, you need the former owner is:
- Enter their Apple ID and password on your device, or;
- Disable the feature via https://www.icloud.com/ by signing with their Apple ID > settings > my devices > Apple Watch-click > click the 'X' > click on delete.
If they have already removed the watch of their devices in iCloud, but the watch remains locked, it can help - if they have not already done so - if they désapparier the watch via the app shows on their iPhone (even if the watch is not available).
- On their iPhone, in the application of Eve, go to: My Watch (tab) > My Watch > tap the name of the watch (if indicated) > on the next screen, press the 'i' icon to the right of the name shows > tap on disable pairing Apple Watch.
It can also help if you, as the new owner, try the following steps:
- On your iPhone: app shows as well as all other open applications (press twice on the Home button, drag up on each of the app previews) nearby.
- Restart both devices, two of them turning off and then restarting your iPhone first:
- To turn off the clock: press and hold the button side until you see the cursor off the power; Drag the slider to turn off.
- To turn back on the Watch: press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.
- Then try to new development.
If the watch is always locked, ask the seller to contact Apple Support and explain the situation, clearly indicating that they are the original owner. Apple support may then be able to help more:
Mac OS can not the Apple Watch checked all setting and still does not... its a pain in the tip of the ideas of troubleshooting?
If you use macOS Sierra, the following steps may help:
- Verify that your watch and your Mac are connected to the same Wi - Fi network (which cannot be the case if you use range extensions).
- Make sure your watch and your Mac are connected to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
- Make sure your watch is using an access code.
I can not activate the feature that allows you to connect using the Apple Watch. When I check the box I get only a message stating that I needed to activate 2 factor authentication. But it is already enabled. Someone else also knows this problem?
Which iMac model do you have?
None of my Bluetooth headphones is directly connected to my Apple Watch 2.
They connect successfully to both my iPhone on iOS10 and my IPad on iOS9.
It can help to turn off pairing your headphones for your iPhone / iPad before their pairing at your Apple Watch.
Also, make sure you put your headphones in pairing / discovery mode, in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
It can also help move the watch and the helmet away from any device Bluetooth enabled when their pairing.
I unpaired my Apple Watch from my old iPhone reset 6, combined with my new iPhone 7. Since then, he continues to lose its connection, even if both devices are never spaced over 3 feet. It's killing the battery on the Apple Watch in the short term.
What is happening to others? Any suggestions on how to keep connected?
The following steps may help:
- Restart your iPhone and your watch, both turn off together, and then restart your iPhone first;
- Disable the pairing and pair your watch again:
- The app shows on your iPhone takes a backup of your watch automatically when the disparity with the app choose to restore from backup during the whole upward. Most of the data and settings will be restored, with a few exceptions (for example cards Pay Apple, access code).
- Cancel the twinning of your iPhone - Apple and Apple Watch Support
- Set up your Apple Watch - Apple Support
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