Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch Series 6

watchOS 8

Activate your Apple Watch Series 6 watchOS 8

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You need to activate your Apple Watch before using it for the first time and after a factory reset.

Step 1 of 27

1. Connect your Apple Watch and your phone

Place your Apple Watch next to your phone.

Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone.
Step 2 of 27

1. Connect your Apple Watch and your phone

On your phone: Press Continue and follow the instructions on your phone to place the watch face in the middle of your phone's camera viewfinder.

Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone.
Step 3 of 27

1. Connect your Apple Watch and your phone

On your phone: When this screen is displayed, your Apple Watch is connected to your phone.

Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone.
Step 4 of 27

2. Set up your Apple Watch as a new Apple Watch

On your phone: Press Set Up for Myself.

If you've backed up content previously, you can restore the content.
Step 5 of 27

2. Set up your Apple Watch as a new Apple Watch

On your phone: Press Set Up Apple Watch.

If you've backed up content previously, you can restore the content.
Step 6 of 27

3. Select general settings

On your phone: Press the required setting and select on which wrist you want to wear the watch.

Step 7 of 27

3. Select general settings

On your phone: Press Continue.

Step 8 of 27

3. Select general settings

On your phone: Press Agree.

Step 9 of 27

4. Enter Apple ID password

On your phone: Press Enter Password.

Step 10 of 27

4. Enter Apple ID password

On your phone: Key in the password for your Apple ID and press Sign In.

Step 11 of 27

5. Turn tracking of workout route on or off

Press the required setting.

Step 12 of 27

6. Turn use of Siri on or off

On your phone: Press the required setting to turn the function on or off. If you turn on the function, you need to follow the instructions on the screen to set up Siri.

See how to select settings for Siri later after activation.
Step 13 of 27

7. Select watch settings

On your phone: Press the required setting.

Step 14 of 27

7. Select watch settings

On your phone: Press OK.

Step 15 of 27

7. Select watch settings

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required settings and press Continue.

Step 16 of 27

8. Choose accessibility settings

On your phone: Press the required setting.

Step 17 of 27

9. Turn use of phone lock code on or off

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of phone lock code or press Don't Add Passcode.

Step 18 of 27

9. Turn use of phone lock code on or off

On your phone: Press Don't Use Passcode.

Step 19 of 27

10. Turn automatic update on or off

On your phone: Press the required setting.

Step 20 of 27

11. View heart rate notification information

On your phone: Press Continue.

Step 21 of 27

12. View information about the emergency call function

On your phone: Press Continue.

Step 22 of 27

13. Set up mobile data on your Apple Watch

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to set up mobile data on your Apple Watch or press Not Now.

See how to set up mobile data later after activation.
Step 23 of 27

14. View information about the watch face

On your phone: Press Continue.

Step 24 of 27

15. Install compatible apps from your phone

On your phone: Press Install All to install compatible apps from your phone on your Apple Watch. Wait a moment while the apps are installed.

Step 25 of 27

15. Install compatible apps from your phone

On your phone: Press the required setting.

Step 26 of 27

15. Install compatible apps from your phone

On your phone: Press Continue.

Step 27 of 27

15. Install compatible apps from your phone

On your phone: Press OK to finish the activation.

1. Connect your Apple Watch and your phone

Place your Apple Watch next to your phone.
Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone.
On your phone: Press Continue and follow the instructions on your phone to place the watch face in the middle of your phone's camera viewfinder.
Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone.
On your phone: When this screen is displayed, your Apple Watch is connected to your phone.
Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone.

2. Set up your Apple Watch as a new Apple Watch

On your phone: Press Set Up for Myself.
If you've backed up content previously, you can restore the content.
On your phone: Press Set Up Apple Watch.
If you've backed up content previously, you can restore the content.

3. Select general settings

On your phone: Press the required setting and select on which wrist you want to wear the watch.
On your phone: Press Continue.
On your phone: Press Agree.

4. Enter Apple ID password

On your phone: Press Enter Password.
On your phone: Key in the password for your Apple ID and press Sign In.

5. Turn tracking of workout route on or off

Press the required setting.

6. Turn use of Siri on or off

On your phone: Press the required setting to turn the function on or off. If you turn on the function, you need to follow the instructions on the screen to set up Siri.
See how to select settings for Siri later after activation.

7. Select watch settings

On your phone: Press the required setting.
On your phone: Press OK.
On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required settings and press Continue.

8. Choose accessibility settings

On your phone: Press the required setting.

9. Turn use of phone lock code on or off

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of phone lock code or press Don't Add Passcode.
On your phone: Press Don't Use Passcode.

10. Turn automatic update on or off

On your phone: Press the required setting.

11. View heart rate notification information

On your phone: Press Continue.

12. View information about the emergency call function

On your phone: Press Continue.

13. Set up mobile data on your Apple Watch

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to set up mobile data on your Apple Watch or press Not Now.
See how to set up mobile data later after activation.

14. View information about the watch face

On your phone: Press Continue.

15. Install compatible apps from your phone

On your phone: Press Install All to install compatible apps from your phone on your Apple Watch. Wait a moment while the apps are installed.
On your phone: Press the required setting.
On your phone: Press Continue.
On your phone: Press OK to finish the activation.

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