If you’re an Android user and own an Apple Watch, you may be wondering whether or not it’s possible to connect your two devices together. The answer? It depends on what model of Apple Watch you have and what operating system your Android smartphone runs on. Let’s take a look at the different possibilities!
The Apple Watch seems like it was designed with iPhones in mind, so you might wonder if it’s possible to connect an Apple Watch to an Android smartphone. Can you connect an Apple Watch to an Android smartphone? Yes, it’s possible, but not without some techy finagling or planning ahead of time. Read on to learn more about how to connect an Apple Watch to an Android smartphone!
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Will it work? Why would you want to do it in the first place? What devices are compatible, and what does your phone need to support these features? If you have or have ever had any interest in connecting your Apple Watch with an android smartphone, you’ll find these answers and more below.
Step 1: Get the Right Connector for Your Phone
Before you can connect your watch, you need a USB-C to Lightning cable. If you own an Android smartphone, get one from Apple’s website ($25). If you have a device like Samsung’s Galaxy S9 or Google Pixel 2, buy one from Samsung ($20) or Google ($20). Both are MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) certified and will charge your watch and transfer data.
Step 2: Download the iOS App on Your iPhone
To use your Apple Watch with a smartphone that runs on a different operating system, you’ll need to download a few apps first. First and foremost, you’ll need an app called Wear OS by Google (formerly known as Android Wear). Once it has been downloaded, open it and follow these simple steps
Step 3: Pair the Smartwatch With Your Phone
If you’re using a device like an Apple Watch with built-in cellular capabilities, you may not need your phone when on the go. However, if you’re using one that relies on a connected smartphone, or wants your smartwatch and phone to be paired in case of emergency, follow these steps. This process varies depending on what kind of watch you have—but it’s usually as simple as downloading an app for iOS or Android, then following prompts from there.
Step 4: Sync Music from iTunes Onto Your New Device
After you’ve confirmed that your new device and your iTunes account are compatible with each other, it’s time to sync music from iTunes onto your device. First, plug in both devices via USB cables and make sure they are recognized by iTunes on your computer. Then click Music and drag all of your songs over onto your new device. When you are finished syncing, unplug both devices, turn off USB storage on your computer and enjoy!
The Apple Watch is quickly becoming the most popular smartwatch available, but if you have an Android smartphone, you may be wondering if it’s possible to connect an Apple Watch to your Android device or use an iPhone app with your Android smartphone. The answer to both of these questions, as well as whether or not there are any Android apps that work with the Apple Watch, can be found in this article on how to connect an Apple Watch with an Android smartphone.