Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen)

Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen)

watchOS 10

Activate your Apple Watch

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You need to activate your Apple Watch before using it for the first time and after a factory reset.

Step 1 of 22

1. Connect your Apple Watch and your phone

Place your Apple Watch next to your phone.

Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone.
Step 2 of 22

1. Connect your Apple Watch and your phone

On your phone: Press Continue and follow the instructions on your phone to place the watch face in the middle of your phone's camera viewfinder.

Step 3 of 22

1. Connect your Apple Watch and your phone

On your phone: When this screen is displayed, your Apple Watch is connected to your phone.

Step 4 of 22

2. Set up your Apple Watch as a new Apple Watch

On your phone: Press Set Up for Myself.

Step 5 of 22

2. Set up your Apple Watch as a new Apple Watch

On your phone: Press Set Up as New Apple Watch.

If you've backed up content previously, you can restore the content.
Step 6 of 22

3. Select general settings

On your phone: Press the required setting and select on which wrist you want to wear the watch.

Step 7 of 22

3. Select general settings

On your phone: Press Continue.

Step 8 of 22

3. Select general settings

On your phone: Press Agree.

Step 9 of 22

4. Enter Apple ID password

On your phone: Press Enter Password.

Step 10 of 22

4. Enter Apple ID password

On your phone: Key in the password for your Apple ID and press Sign In.

Step 11 of 22

5. Select usage data sharing setting

On your phone: Press the required setting.

Step 12 of 22

6. Turn use of phone lock code on or off

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of phone lock code or press Don't Add Passcode.

Step 13 of 22

6. Turn use of phone lock code on or off

On your phone: Press Don't Use Passcode.

Step 14 of 22

7. Select watch settings

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required settings and press Continue.

Step 15 of 22

8. Turn use of Siri on or off

On your phone: Press the required setting.

Step 16 of 22

8. Turn use of Siri on or off

On your phone: Press OK.

Step 17 of 22

9. Select training profile settings

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required settings and press Continue.

Step 18 of 22

9. Select training profile settings

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required activity settings or press Skip This Step.

Step 19 of 22

10. Select health notification settings

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required settings and press Continue.

Step 20 of 22

11. View information about the emergency call function

On your phone: Press Continue.

Step 21 of 22

12. Set up mobile data on your Apple Watch

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to set up mobile data on your Apple Watch or press Not Now.

See how to set up mobile data later after activation.
Step 22 of 22

13. Finish setup

On your phone: Wait a moment while the activation of your Apple Watch is completed and press OK.

1. Connect your Apple Watch and your phone

Place your Apple Watch next to your phone.
Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone.
On your phone: Press Continue and follow the instructions on your phone to place the watch face in the middle of your phone's camera viewfinder.
On your phone: When this screen is displayed, your Apple Watch is connected to your phone.

2. Set up your Apple Watch as a new Apple Watch

On your phone: Press Set Up for Myself.
On your phone: Press Set Up as New Apple Watch.
If you've backed up content previously, you can restore the content.

3. Select general settings

On your phone: Press the required setting and select on which wrist you want to wear the watch.
On your phone: Press Continue.
On your phone: Press Agree.

4. Enter Apple ID password

On your phone: Press Enter Password.
On your phone: Key in the password for your Apple ID and press Sign In.

5. Select usage data sharing setting

On your phone: Press the required setting.

6. Turn use of phone lock code on or off

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of phone lock code or press Don't Add Passcode.
On your phone: Press Don't Use Passcode.

7. Select watch settings

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required settings and press Continue.

8. Turn use of Siri on or off

On your phone: Press the required setting.
On your phone: Press OK.

9. Select training profile settings

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required settings and press Continue.
On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required activity settings or press Skip This Step.

10. Select health notification settings

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required settings and press Continue.

11. View information about the emergency call function

On your phone: Press Continue.

12. Set up mobile data on your Apple Watch

On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to set up mobile data on your Apple Watch or press Not Now.
See how to set up mobile data later after activation.

13. Finish setup

On your phone: Wait a moment while the activation of your Apple Watch is completed and press OK.

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