What still works when you leave your phone behind

If you don't have a cellular watch, some of your watch’s features will continue to work even if you leave your phone behind.

Connected to the Internet over Wi-Fi

If your watch supports Wi-Fi, it can stay connected to your phone at any distance when they're both connected to the Internet. To stay connected to your phone, turn on and connect to Wi-Fi on your watch.

Not all watches can connect to Wi-Fi. Try turning on Wi-Fi on your watch. If you can't find "Wi-fi settings" under “Settings” on your watch, it’s not available on your watch.

Not connected to the phone or Internet

If your watch isn't connected to your phone, you'll find the Disconnected symbol disconnect. This can happen when you are away from your phone if:

  • Your watch doesn't support Wi-Fi.
  • Your watch supports Wi-Fi but isn't connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Your phone is off.
  • Your phone isn't connected to the Internet.

If your watch & phone aren’t connected over the Internet

You won't be able to use voice actions, but you can still use some basic features on the watch:

  • Tell time and display the date.
  • Set an alarm.
  • Use the stopwatch.
  • Use the timer.
  • View your calendar for today.
  • Display your step count.
  • Display your heart rate (if your watch has this feature).
  • Change your watch face.
  • Put your watch in airplane mode.
  • Listen to music through your watch.

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