iWatch & wifi connection

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by woolie, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. woolie macrumors newbie


    Oct 29, 2007
    My watch keeps saying I am not connected to my wifi & my Apple Extreme confirms they are not connected. Can not find out how to connect the iWatch to wifi... Need help...
  2. Ecoh macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2009
    I have not had this problem myself but have read about a few fixes. One way some people say helps is to delete your WiFi information on your iPhone and then enter it again. Another thing to try would be to reboot both your Apple Watch and your iPhone.
  3. cowfish macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2009
    First, you must be connected to your router via 2.4ghz, and not 5ghz. Some people say you can use 5ghz Afterwards (for iPhone only, watch does not support 5ghz) , but for this explanation we'll leave that out.

    Once your iPhone is connected to the router via 2.4ghz connection, it will share the connection details with your watch. If you are ever out of Bluetooth range of your phone, the watch will connect to your phone via wifi. As long as it has a Bluetooth connection, it will not use wifi to save battery power.
  4. woolie thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 29, 2007
    Somehow the iWatch wifi finally started working & the iWatch is working without benefit of the bluetooth on the iPhone which is turned off... I did shut off my Apple Airport Extreme and reset it as requested... Thanks for your help. It is appreciated
  5. Honey Badger macrumors 6502a

    Honey Badger

    Jul 14, 2011
  6. Bigdog9586 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2015
    You need to trade it for a Apple watch as the I watches were lemons.

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