Do I need an iPhone data plan for the Apple watch to work?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Soulsearcher91, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. Soulsearcher91 macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2014
    The thing is, I do not have a data plan on my iPhone. What functions would still be available on the watch without it being tethered to a iPhone data plan? Thanks in advance
  2. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    If your phone is on wifi, then everything will work as normal. If you're out, anything that would use an Internet connection (social media, directions, Siri) will not. Health and fitness do not require Internet, neither does Apple Pay (to use).
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Above post is correct. I set up my old iPhone 5 for my mom to use with her watch. She has a flip phone to make phone calls, the iPhone has no data plan.

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