Does I need WiFi to activate Applewatch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Bosechris, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Bosechris macrumors member

    Bosechris

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    Hi.
    I want to buy Applewatch but WiFi at home is very bad.
    In Applestore, some advisor say I need WiFi, some say I don’t need.
    What do you think ?
     
  2. ttforever macrumors regular

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    I'm sure you can activate it via 3g or 4g (LTE) via your phone, if you have a local apple store they have free wifi in them all, where you could do it anyway!
     
  3. bruinsrme macrumors 603

    bruinsrme

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  4. newellj macrumors 604

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    So, just to clarify for the slow (me), if wifi isn't available, the Watch would need to be set up on an active cell account?
     
  5. bruinsrme macrumors 603

    bruinsrme

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    Apple says yes.

    In my experience Wi-Fi is needed. For some reason the watch setup states Make sure there is WiFi connection
     
  6. newellj macrumors 604

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    I tried to do it once in the car on the way back from an Apple Store. Didn't work, but I've never connected my Watch to my VZW account.
     
  7. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    I tried to set up hubby's in the car and it wouldn't work. had to connect his phone via "wifi" to my hotspot on my phone.
     

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