You can leave your iPhone behind and still listen to music through your Apple Watch.
The latest Apple Watches, especially the Apple Watch Ultra, pack plenty of advanced technology and features, including the ability to listen to music without depending on your iPhone. This is ideal for those who want to leave their phones behind when going out for a jog. All you have to do is connect one of the excellent wireless earbuds to your smartwatch, and you’re good to go. To help you with the process, we’ve listed below the detailed steps you need to follow to pair Bluetooth earphones to your Apple Watch.
Pairing Bluetooth earphones to an Apple Watch
- Launch the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
- Scroll down.
- Click on the Bluetooth section.
- Make sure that Bluetooth is actually turned on, obviously.
- Ensure that your Bluetooth earphones or speakers are next to your Apple Watch and in pairing mode.
- The Bluetooth earphones/speaker’s name should appear on the list of available devices.
- Click its name.
- Give it time to connect.
- You can now launch the audio app of your choice on the Apple Watch. It will then use the Bluetooth device as an audio output.
It’s worth mentioning, too, that if you have AirPods, then pairing them to your iPhone will automatically link them to your Apple Watch as well. So this method is only for pairing non-Apple Bluetooth earphones with the Apple Watch.
I always use this feature when my iPhone is running out of charge, and I’m on the go. This allows me to preserve my phone’s battery for the tasks that the Apple Watch can’t execute. It also comes in handy when you want to leave your iPhone behind since your Apple Watch can handle both your music and fitness tracking needs without needing you to lug your phone in your pocket.
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