How to Fix Apple Watch Not Connecting to iPhone

Are you facing a problem while connecting your Apple watch to iPhone? Then, refer to this guide as here; we have discussed the numerous methods to fix Apple watch not connecting to iPhone issue.

By Alexis Hay | Posted on: Sep. 27, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2018
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Apple watch is one of the most popular smartwatches and the recent Apple watch series 4 comes with better connectivity. However, there are many iPhone users who have reported that their Apple watch is not connecting to the iPhone. There can be many reasons for this annoying and very common issue faced by users.

Luckily, there are several solutions that users can try to fix it. In this guide, we have mentioned every probable method to help out users in resolving Apple watch will not connect to the iPhone issue.

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How to Fix Apple Watch Not Connecting to iPhone

Method 1. Check the Connectivity on Apple Watch

You need to make sure that your Apple watch is connected to your iPhone. It might be the case that it is connected to some another output. To check the connectivity status, swipe up from Apple watch to open the control center. If your watch is connected to the iPhone, then the iPhone icon in green color will be shown on the top-left corner of the watch interface. Otherwise, it is connected to other output such as a Wi-Fi network. If there is no connection, then nothing will be shown.

Fix Apple Watch Not Connecting to iPhone via Check Connectivity Status

Fix Apple Watch Not Connecting to iPhone via Check Connectivity Status

Method 2. Check Both Device’s Functionality

Another thing that you need to make sure that both your iPhone and Apple watch is working properly. On iPhone, you need to check if Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are turned on. If it is not, then from the control center, turn it on.

On Apple Watch, make sure that you have not enabled the Airplane made or you can turn it on or off from the control center.

Method 3. Restart your Apple Watch/iPhone

Everything is checked related to the connection, still not able to connect your watch to iPhone. Then, restart your Apple watch. It can certainly fix Apple watch will not connect to the iPhone problem.

If restarting an Apple watch does not fix the problem, then it might be the case that problem is in your iPhone. So, restart an iPhone to fix minor software issues that preventing watch connectivity to your iPhone.

Method 4. Unpair and Repair

Still, the issue is not gone, then un-pair and repair your iPhone and Apple watch. To un-pair your Apple watch to iPhone, follow the below simple steps:

Step 1 Keep both your device together > Run the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

Step 2Navigate to the “My Watch” tab > Click on your watch > Then, tap the “i” icon next to that watch you want un-pair it.

Fix Apple Watch Not Connecting to iPhone via Unpair and Repair - Step 2

Fix Apple Watch Not Connecting to iPhone via Unpair and Repair – Step 2

Step 3 Click “Unpair Apple Watch” > Then pair the Apple Watch to your iPhone again.

Fix Apple Watch Not Connecting to iPhone via Unpair and Repair - Step 3

Fix Apple Watch Not Connecting to iPhone via Unpair and Repair – Step 3

Method 5. Reset Network Settings

If Apple watch not connecting to iPhone issue is due to network, then resetting the network settings will eliminate all the issue related to the network.

On your iPhone, navigate to the “Settings” menu and then, go to “General” settings. Then, tap on “Reset” and after that, click on the “Reset Network Settings”.

How to Fix Apple Watch Not Connecting to iPhone via Reset Network Settings

How to Fix Apple Watch Not Connecting to iPhone via Reset Network Settings

Method 6. Update iOS on iPhone and Apple Watch

You also need to have sure that you have updated your both devices to latest iOS version. As if the above-mentioned methods fail to fix the problem, the last thing that you can try is to update software.

Open the Apple watch app and then, go to the “My Watch” tab. After that, tap on “General” and then, “Software Update”. If an update is available, then install it.

How to Fix Apple Watch Not Connecting to iPhone via Software Update

How to Fix Apple Watch Not Connecting to iPhone via Software Update

On your iPhone, open the “Settings” app and then, move to the “General” menu. After that, tap on the “Software Update”. If next update is available, then install it on your iPhone.

The Bottom Line

All the iPhone users who are facing the Apple watch not connecting to iPhone issue, this guide has provided all the solutions that can be used to fix it. The methods that we have given work for every iOS device and iPhone model.

Alexis Hay

Member of iMobie team, a great lover of iDevices. Always enjoy helping to solve all kinds of iOS and Android problems.