How to set up your Apple Watch - 7 Basic Steps

Got yourself a new Apple Watch for the first time? That’s awesome! Hope you’ll enjoy it.

Here’s a brief explanation on how to set up your new Apple Watch with 7 basic steps. 


A hand of a man holding a cup of coffee with an apple watch

1. Charge the Apple Watch

In most cases, the Apple Watch comes with some battery in it, but it’s recommended to charge it before you start using it for the first time. About 2-3 hours should be enough for your Apple Watch to reach 100% battery. Make sure you're using the original charging cable to keep the battery health from declining. 

2. Turn on the Apple Watch 

After charging your Apple Watch for a few hours, you need to turn it on by pressing and holding the side button until you see the Apple logo. It can take a couple of minutes for the Apple Watch to start for the first time, so don’t worry about it.

3. Pair the Apple Watch with your iPhone

In order to use the Apple Watch, you will need to pair it with your iPhone. To do this, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, and follow the prompts to pair the devices.

4. Customize the watch face

The watch face is the main screen of the Apple Watch, and you can customize it to show different types of notifications and information. To customize it, press and hold the watch face, and then swipe to select a new one.

5. Use the Digital Crown

The Digital Crown is a button on the side of the Apple Watch, that you can use to navigate through the device. To return to the home screen, turn the Digital Crown. To access apps, press the Digital Crown to go to the app screen, and then tap on the app you want to open. You'll master it in no time, so don't worry if it doesn't come naturally first. 

6. Use Siri

Since you already have an iPhone you know what (or who) Siri is. But in case you don’t, Siri is a voice assistant that you can use to perform tasks and ask questions on the Apple Watch. To use Siri, press and hold the Digital Crown, and then speak your request. 

7. Use apps

The Apple Watch has a variety of apps that allow you to do many things. For example tracking your fitness, receiving notifications, and making payments. To access apps, press the Digital Crown to go to the app screen, and then tap on the app you want to open.

Overall, the Apple Watch is a versatile device that offers a wide range of features and functions. By following these steps, you can get started using your Apple Watch and begin exploring all that it has to offer.

Setting up an Apple Watch can be a challenging task if you haven't done it before, but it’s definitely worth the time. With the right set up, an Apple Watch is a great tool that will help you with many things.

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