Can I use an Apple Watch with iPad only?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by x-evil-x, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    Gen 3 with cell connectivity and using an iPad?
    I might switch to android and was curious if I could use an Apple Watch with just the iPad as I cant with an android phone.
  2. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    Short answer, No. Just like the other Series 3 and earlier they are designed to be paired to an iPhone as the Host.

  3. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    No. There isn't even an available Watch application or pairing Method on the iPad to begin with.
  5. Ixidor macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2016
    If you have the LTE option, you can swap the SIM card to your android phone after pairing the Apple watch with your iPhone. You can then leave your iPhone at home and all notifications and calls will go to your apple watch.

    To deal with the battery life issue, you can connect your apple watch to your android phone (or iPad if it's cellular) via mobile hotspot. I've done this with my S2 apple watch and a galaxy S8 so I know it works. This will drain your phone's battery but will save battery on your watch. Not ideal but it's the best way I can think of.
  6. numbersyx macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2006
    Is there much point in buying the watch and using it on an Android phone? Seems like a choice between keeping the watch and getting an iphone or returning the watch.

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