How to Connect & Use WiFi on Apple Watch without iPhone

Just like iPhone, your Apple Watch can also connect to WiFi and do things like accessing Siri to get directions, send and receive iMessage, check weather, track stock, control your Home and use almost any app that supports WiFi.

There might be a situation where your iPhone is switched off our out of range – in such case your Apple Watch can connect to WiFi network that you have previously connected on your iPhone and use internet on your Apple Watch.

However, connecting WiFi on Apple Watch differs from iPhone as you can not directly connect to WiFi by selecting WiFi network on Apple Watch. For that, first your iPhone needs to be connected to WiFi & then you can turn it off later on your iPhone & WiFi will be still connected on Apple Watch.

How To Check if your Apple Watch is Connected to a WiFi Network on watchOS 4

  • WiFi is not connected on your Apple Watch if you see  and   sign
  • Swipe Up on your Apple Watch to launch Control Center and see for  sign

You will usually see  sign on your Apple Watch’s Control Center which means it has been connected to your iPhone. To get WiFi sign in that place, all you need do is Turn Off Bluetooth on your iPhone (you can also Turn Off WiFi as well) and you can use WiFi with Apple Watch even if your iPhone is not connected to a WiFi network.

How To Disconnect WiFi from Apple Watch

For Apple Watch Series 1

On your iPhone, Go go Setting – WiFi – Select WiFi that is connected – Tap Forget This Network

For Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular Version

Launch Control Center on your Apple Watch Series 3 – Tap the  Sign to connect as well as disconnect.

This is a really simple but informative post as some user suggested that they occasionally see WiFi sign on their Apple Watch but this post clear everything about how WiFi works on Apple Watch, how to show WiFi sign on Apple Watch and what things can you do with Apple Watch when WiFi connected to it.

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