Apple watch apps without Iphone?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Brooklynapplefan, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Brooklynapplefan macrumors newbie

    Brooklynapplefan

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    are there any apps that the watch can run without the iphone ? Ones you can download from the apple store? I bet you if not will be on the next one maybe
     
  2. ZebraDude macrumors 6502a

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    Not Yet BUT the word on the street is that iOS9 (being launched at WWDC 2015 in June) will have support for native apps! So soon!~
     
  3. Brooklynapplefan thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. msavich macrumors member

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    FWIW, it seems that the Watch can run third-party apps as long as it is on the same network as the iPhone.
     
  5. Brooklynapplefan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Same network? But if i dont have my phone and i am at a park lets say ? Or if i am home and my phone is at my friends house
     
  6. msavich macrumors member

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  7. swandy macrumors regular

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    No - if the iPhone and Watch are not close enough to pair via bluetooth, they will pair on a "known" Wifi network - like your home or office. Most public networks (like Starbucks) are not supposed to work, but I have not tried it.
    Some of the built in apps (Music - if you have some music synced to the Watch; Photos - again if you have some photos synced to the Watch, tell time, the Workout App/Activity Circles will work, watch face to tell time) will work without the iPhone paired. I think there are a few other things that the Watch can do when it is not actually paired to your iPhone.
    But most apps - especially the 3rd party ones - are nothing more than extensions of the iPhone app and need access to the iPhone and it's apps to actually work/update.
     

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