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Does one have to have their I phone close to Apple Watch?

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Does one have to have their i phone in close proximity to the Apple Watch to allow the watch to fully use all if its capabilities?
rbucich
Asked: 22:00 09/05/2016
eli 22:00 09/05/2016
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Hi

Whilst full functionality requires a Bluetooth connection with the paired iPhone, many features remain available when the iPhone is either unavailable (eg turned off) or out of Bluetooth range:

- Use the watch to tell the time, along with alarms, timers and the stopwatch.

- Keep track of your activity (Stand, Move, Exercise) with the Activity app.

- Track workouts with the Workout app.

- Play music from a playlist that has been synced to Apple Watch.

- Display photos from the synced photo album.

- Use Apple Pay to make purchases.

If the watch is not connected to your iPhone via Bluetooth, but is within range of a (2.4GHz) Wi-Fi network that your iPhone has connected to before, the watch can connect to that network and you can also still:

- Send and receive messages using iMessage.

- Send and receive Digital Touch messages.

- Use Siri.

- Make and receive phone calls if you have Wi-Fi calling enabled (depending on your carrier).

More information:

Use Apple Watch without its paired iPhone - Apple Support
kenchix1 22:00 09/05/2016
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Define "close"... Bluetooth is limited to about 30 feet at most.
hatchimoto 22:00 09/05/2016
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Like eli said, define close. I can leave my iPhone in the living room at home and walk anywhere in the house and my watch works just fine. Not sure if that exceeds 30 feet, but I believe it might.
rbucich 22:00 09/05/2016
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Hi

Whilst full functionality requires a Bluetooth connection with the paired iPhone, many features remain available when the iPhone is either unavailable (eg turned off) or out of Bluetooth range:

- Use the watch to tell the time, along with alarms, timers and the stopwatch.

- Keep track of your activity (Stand, Move, Exercise) with the Activity app.

- Track workouts with the Workout app.

- Play music from a playlist that has been synced to Apple Watch.

- Display photos from the synced photo album.

- Use Apple Pay to make purchases.

If the watch is not connected to your iPhone via Bluetooth, but is within range of a (2.4GHz) Wi-Fi network that your iPhone has connected to before, the watch can connect to that network and you can also still:

- Send and receive messages using iMessage.

- Send and receive Digital Touch messages.

- Use Siri.

- Make and receive phone calls if you have Wi-Fi calling enabled (depending on your carrier).

More information:

Use Apple Watch without its paired iPhone - Apple Support
hatchimoto 22:00 09/05/2016
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Thanks and very clear and precise answer that I was looking for .. Appreciate it

Does one have to have their I phone close to Apple Watch?

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