wifi only features andhow to use them

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by scully, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. scully macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2015
    Has anyone posted an idiots guide on how this works? If so could you direct an idiot to it?

    If I put the phone on airplane mode the watch appears to have no connectivity at all - there is no way topair it to a network asfar as I can see.

    So what and how is this wifi connectivity all about?
  2. simonx314, Apr 29, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2015

    simonx314 macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2015
    Wi-Fi on your iPhone needs to remain on, you turned it off by enabling Airplane Mode. Try disabling only Bluetooth on your iPhone then try to getting a phone call on your Watch when you are on your home Wi-Fi.
  3. tivoboy macrumors 68030

    May 15, 2005

    that will do it.

    the watch will assume any wifi protocol and credentials that the phone has (although 5 ghz doesn't work and LONG WPA2 key lengths don't either),,

    then turn off bt on the phone, and it will connect to the wifi. It is MUCH faster (as expected) but I am sure it would use much more power.

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