Here’s How Far An Apple Watch Can Be From Your Phone!

Apple Watches have a really good Bluetooth range thanks to the latest Bluetooth version. But how far can the Apple Watch be away from your phone?

how far can the apple watch be away from your phone

The Bluetooth on an Apple Watch has a range of 30 feet, which is approximately 10 meters. This is assuming that there are no barriers between the watch and the phone. Apple Watches can also communicate with a phone if both are connected to the same Wi-Fi.  

As faithful iPhone and Apple Watch users and having used both devices since they came out, we know all there is to know about the watch and phone ecosystem. Here, we’ll talk about how far your watch can be from your iPhone and still function properly.

What is the Maximum Working Distance You Can Get Between an Apple Watch and an iPhone?

The maximum distance between your Apple Watch and your iPhone is 10 meters/30 feet. If you’re out of range, the watch will send you an alert saying that you’re out of range of your phone. 

You can still use Siri and make emergency calls, but you won’t be able to access other features or receive notifications. 

Even if you’re in range, your Apple Watch may not be able to connect to your iPhone if it’s in an area with weak cellular reception or if there’s interference from other devices that use Bluetooth.

If you can’t connect, try moving to another location, putting your iPhone in airplane mode, and then turning off Wi-Fi Calling and Cellular Data. 

If all else fails, you can always hard reset your Apple Watch by holding down the side button and sliding the power icon from left to right.

The Apple Watch and iPhone can communicate with each other wirelessly within a range of 10 meters (30 feet). 

how far can the apple watch be away from your phone

This means that they can exchange data, such as notifications, music, and health data. The two devices use Bluetooth to communicate with each other. Bluetooth is a low-power wireless technology that is designed for short-range communications. 

It can be used to connect devices such as keyboards, mice, and headsets to computers. It can also be used to connect mobile phones to hands-free systems in cars. The range of Bluetooth varies depending on the device and the environment. 

The Apple Watch and iPhone use a special Bluetooth version designed for longer ranges. This ensures that the two devices can stay connected even when they are far apart.

How Far Can I Go Before My Apple Watch Disconnects From My Phone?

The Apple Watch uses Bluetooth to connect to your iPhone. The normal Bluetooth range is around 33 feet / 10 meters. 

If you go outside of this range, your Apple Watch will disconnect from your iPhone. If the Apple Watch cannot connect to the iPhone via Bluetooth, it will try to connect to a compatible Wi-Fi network. 

If you have an LTE-enabled Apple Watch, you can stay connected even if you’re away from your phone. 

LTE stands for Long Term Evolution and is a type of 4G technology. 4G is the fourth generation of mobile phone technology, succeeding 3G. LTE is faster than 3G but not as fast as 5G. 

5G is the fifth generation of mobile phone technology and is not yet available in most areas. It will be the fastest mobile phone technology available when it becomes available. 

If your Apple Watch disconnects from your phone, here are a few things you can do. 

Airplane Mode 

If you’re planning to take a long flight or be in an area where you won’t have cellular service, you can put your Apple Watch into airplane mode. 

This will disable the watch’s ability to connect to your iPhone, but you’ll still be able to use many of the watch’s features. 

To turn on airplane mode, swipe up from the bottom of the screen on the watch face to open Control Center. Then, swipe to the right until you see the airplane icon. 

Tap it once to turn airplane mode on; tap it again to turn it off. If your Apple Watch is disconnected from your iPhone, some features – such as mail and messages – will no longer be available.

 But you’ll still be able to track your fitness goals, listen to music, and more. So if you’re looking to disconnect for a while, airplane mode is a great option.

Bluetooth Reset

If your Apple Watch ever disconnects from your iPhone, don’t panic. The first thing you should do is open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap Bluetooth. 

Then, toggle the switch to the Off position and back on again. This will usually reset the connection and allow you to reconnect your Apple Watch. 

If that doesn’t work, try restarting both your iPhone and your watch. To do this, hold down the side button on your watch until the power off slider appears. Then, slide the slider to turn off your watch. 

Once it’s off, press the side button and hold until you see the Apple logo. On your iPhone, press the sleep/wake icon and hold until the power off slider appears. 

Slide the slider to turn off your iPhone. Once it’s off, press the sleep/wake option and hold it until you see the Apple logo. After both devices have restarted, try reconnecting your Apple Watch.

Which Apple Watch Can You Leave Your Phone at Home?

The new Apple Watch Series 3 is the first model that includes an LTE cellular connection. This means that users can make calls and use data without carrying their smartphones with them. 

The Watch will be able to connect to the internet even when there is no Wi-Fi signal available. The Series 3 is also the first Apple Watch to feature a built-in eSIM. 

This will allow users to switch between their cellular plan and their home Wi-Fi without having to use a physical SIM card. The eSIM will also be used for Emergency SOS calls, which can be made by pressing and holding the side button on the Watch. 

The Series 3 is available in two different versions: with LTE and without LTE. The LTE version starts at $399, while the non-LTE version starts at $329.

Key Takeaways 

  • The iPhone and Apple Watch can stay connected over a distance of 30 feet.
  • However, if there are barriers that interrupt the signal, this distance reduces.
  • For the best signal, you should keep your iPhone and Apple Watch out of the way of other devices that use Bluetooth.