If you own and wear more than one Apple Watch, did you know that you can switch between them automatically? You can strap on whichever one you want and your iPhone will recognize it.
Maybe you wear your Apple Watch Nike+ for your training and workouts and your Apple Watch Hermes for everyday use. Or, maybe you bought the very first Apple Watch, just upgraded to the Apple Watch Series 4, but still have uses for them both.
Whatever the case may be, here’s how to switch between Apple Watches automatically.
Owning more than one Apple Watch
While, of course, you can own and pair more than one Apple Watch to your iPhone, you cannot wear them at the same time. Although, I’m not sure who would want to, it’s just important to note.
Plus, watchOS doesn’t support sharing watches between users at the same time.
The good news is that if you have more than one Apple Watch, you can have completely different apps, settings, and faces. And your Activity and Workout information will sync across them both (it may take a moment for the data to sync when switching between Watches).
Switching between Apple Watches automatically
Now, to be able to switch between Apple Watches automatically, just follow the steps below.
1) Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
2) Tap the My Watch tab if you’re not already on it.
3) Select your Apple Watch at the top of the My Watch screen.
4) Move the slider to enable Auto Switch. You should see the Watches paired to your device below that.
With Auto Switch enabled, whichever Watch you strap on will be detected by your device when you raise your wrist. And, that Watch will be marked on this screen at that time.
If you come back to this screen to disable Auto Switch later, just tap to select the Watch you want to wear.
Wrapping it up
If you own and wear more than one Apple Watch for different things, this is a handy feature to enable. You never have to worry about your iPhone knowing which Watch is on your wrist.
Do you have more than one Apple Watch and plan to enable Auto Switch? Let us know.