When Google announced that its Android Use smartwatches would support iPhones formally, all individuals wearing watches with a little green android inside got just a bit ecstatic at the prospect of lastly pairing their smartwatch with their iPhone.
It later turned out that just the newer Android Use watches were formally supported, though in our tests, older ones turned out to work simply fine with no issues as long as they running the most current version of Android Wear. Getting Android Use set up to work with an iPhone isn’t all that tough, thanks to Google’s main Android Wear app for iOS. You’ll essentially require one of the supported iPhone designs running iOS 8.2 with the Android Put on app installed and any Android Use smartwatch that’s all upgraded with Android Wear 1.3.
- iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or later on.
- iOS 8.2 or later on.
- Android Put on app from App Store.
- Any Android Wear watch that is running Android Use variation 1.3 or later. You can check the version number on your watch from Settings > About > Versions > Touch to view. If your watch isn’t really update to variation 1.3 or later on, you will first have to set it up with an Android phone and on the watch browse to Settings > About > System updates to get onto the new version.
Moto 360 running Android Wear 1.3.
Got all of those? Then you’re good to get started.
Resetting your Android Wear watch:
First of all, you’ll need to reset your Android Wear watch so that it can be paired with the iPhone. That’s easy enough, but if you’re stuck, then here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Hold down the side button of your Android Wear watch until a menu pops up.
Step 2: Scroll down until you see Settings. Tap it.
Step 3: Scroll down until you see Factory reset. Now tap that.
Step 4: Tap the green circle with a check mark in it and sit back while you wait for the watch to erase and restart.
Pairing Android Wear watch with iPhone:
Once you’ve reset your watch, it’s just a case of downloading the Android Wear app to your iPhone and following these steps:
Step 1: On your watch, swipe to the left and select English (United States).
Step 2: Download and install Android Wear app for iPhone from the App Store – it’s free, obviously, and you really do need it!
Step 3: Launch the newly downloaded app and tap the arrow to get started.
Step 4: Tap Accept to let Google Fit use the watch’s sensor data or tap No Thanks if you prefer.
Step 5: Select the name of the Android Wear watch. You’ll need Bluetooth to be turned on your iPhone otherwise this won’t work.
Step 6: Look at the watch and enter the code on the watch’s screen into the Android Wear app on the iPhone before tapping on Pair.
Step 7: Let the app update the watch. It shouldn’t take longer than a minute or two.
Which’s that. Your Android Wear watch is now matched with your iPhone. The app will certainly direct you through some last settings and you can set up how you would like Google Now and alerts to be dealt with, but that’s all self-explanatory and down to individual preference. The main point is the watch is now coupleded with your iPhone, and while it might not have the same level of access to iOS that an Apple Watch has, the fact that it works at all should suffice to put a smile on a lot of faces. Speaking of faces, yes you can set up new watch deals with too – – all from this app.
Well done, Google! We do not expect to see Apple Watches working on Android phones right now.