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Activate your Apple Watch

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

Step 1 of 21

Connect your Apple Watch and your mobile phone

Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your mobile phone.

Place your Apple Watch next to your mobile phone.

Step 2 of 21

Connect your Apple Watch and your mobile phone

Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your mobile phone.

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

Step 3 of 21

Connect your Apple Watch and your mobile phone

Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your mobile phone.

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

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Set up your Apple Watch as a new Apple Watch

If you've backed up content previously, you can restore the content.

On your mobile phone: Tap Set Up as New Apple Watch.

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Select general settings

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

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Select general settings

On your mobile phone: Tap Agree.

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Enter Apple ID password

On your mobile phone: Tap the field next to "Apple ID" and key in your Apple ID.

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Enter Apple ID password

On your mobile phone: Tap the field next to "Password" and key in the password for your Apple ID.

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Enter Apple ID password

On your mobile phone: Tap Next.

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Turn Workout Route Tracking on or off

On your mobile phone: Tap the required setting to turn the function on or off.

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Turn use of Siri on or off

On your mobile phone: Tap Use Siri and follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of Siri.

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Turn use of Siri on or off

On your mobile phone: Tap Don't Use Siri to turn off use of Siri.

See how to select settings for Siri later after activation.
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Turn sharing of your mobile phone's settings on or off

On your mobile phone: Tap the required setting.

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Turn sharing of your mobile phone's settings on or off

On your mobile phone: Tap OK.

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Turn use of phone lock code on or off

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

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Turn automatic update on or off

On your mobile phone: Tap the required setting.

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View information about the emergency call function

On your mobile phone: Tap Continue.

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View information about mobile data

On your mobile phone: Tap Continue.

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View information about the watch face

On your mobile phone: Tap Continue.

Step 20 of 21

Install compatible apps from your mobile phone

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

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Install compatible apps from your mobile phone

On your mobile phone: Tap OK to finish the activation.

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