‘Does the Apple Watch work without an iPhone?’: Yes, but its available features depend on your internet connection — here’s what you need to know
The Apple Watch does work without an iPhone, although certain prominent features of the Apple Watch may be unavailable.
Without an iPhone, the ability to use your Apple Watch will depend on your access to Wi-Fi or cellular connection.
Even if you don’t have Wi-Fi, cellular, or your iPhone nearby, there are still ways you can use your Apple Watch.
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It may be counterintuitive to say, but yes, the Apple Watch does indeed work without an iPhone.
However, you will be sacrificing many of the watch’s more prominent features if doing so.
Without an iPhone, the features available to you on your Apple Watch depend on the availability of cellular and Wi-Fi connection. If you don’t have either, there are still apps you can use – although you will be limited.
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iPhone Xs (From $999.99 at Best Buy)
Apple Watch Series 4 (From $399.99 at Best Buy)
How to use your Apple Watch with a cellular connection
If you’ve set up the cellular feature on your Apple Watch, you will have many of the capabilities available on your iPhone, as long as it is nearby. This means you are able to take telephone calls, use Siri, stream music, and more on the watch.
If your iPhone is not nearby, however, your watch will only be able to perform the features if it’s also on a Wi-Fi network.
Here’s what you will need to use cellular on your Apple Watch.
An iPhone 6 or higher with the most recent iOS update
An Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular) or the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) with the latest version of …read more
Source:: Business Insider