Apple Watch activation after receiving?

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  1. Zackmd1 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry if this has been covered before... Do we have any info on how we set up our apple watches once they arrive? Do we just sync them with the phone or is there an activation process like the iPhones? Do they come preinstalled or tied to our appleID?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I believe the answer is in the first Welcome to Apple Watch video, iirc. Anyway, the watch comes up with graphic that you scan with the iPhone's camera. And that's it.
     
  3. Zackmd1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just checked that one and it doesn't seem to explain that part... I am curious to know if it really is as simple as holding the watch up to the phones camera.
     
  4. arminta7 macrumors regular

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    doesn't the companion app on the phone have instructions?
     
  5. Zackmd1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It does for the paring process. I am curious though as to if there is an additional step before the paring to the phone.
     
  6. riotrhythm macrumors regular

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    Pretty sure it's just booting it up and pairing via the Apple Watch app!
     
  7. Zackmd1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome! Was worried they might be tied to apple ID's. (I am one of the impatient people who got one on eBay for $40 more then apple... :rolleyes:) Better then my June delivery date for my original 38mm SG order though...
     
  8. Drew888 macrumors 6502a

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    Open your watch App, I saw it.
     
  9. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Oh yea, that's where I saw it. :eek:
     
  10. Zackmd1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I must be blind and or stupid because I can't find any video that shows the paring process... :confused:
     
  11. Drew888 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe :)
     

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  12. Zackmd1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha I thought you guys were talking about a video like the guided tours.... :eek:
     

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