Apple Watch lets you perform most of the functions like your iPhone now from your wrist. So, it will save your time as you can perform a function with a simple tap on your Apple Watch. And the most important feature is that you can make and receive calls with the help of the Apple Watch. With the improved and advanced feature support, most Android users are eyeing the Apple Watch. Although connecting watchOS to Android seems technically impossible, there are some loopholes. However, it is still possible to make calls and send a text message with the cellular network of your Android smartphone connected to the Apple Watch. If you are interested in making calls on Apple Watch with an Android smartphone, you can follow the article in this section.
How to Connect Apple Watch to Android
It is possible to connect your Apple Watch to Android. However, there are some requirements that you should follow. The requirements are as below:
The following three requirements are must:
- You need an unlocked iPhone.
- An Unlocked Android Smartphone.
- Apple Watch with cellular support.
- SIM Card ejector tool
What is an Unlocked Phone
With an unlocked phone, you can connect to a cellular network with any phone carrier. i.e., unlocked phone is something that isn’t tied to a particular phone carrier. Thus, you can choose the carrier of your choice. With an unlocked phone, you can switch to international SIM cards easily. A locked phone is meant that your phone is tied to a certain carrier. In locked phones, you can only use certain phone carriers like Mint mobile, Metro, Google Fi, etc. However, there is no restriction to Wi-Fi connection. You can connect to Wi-Fi with any phone carrier’s cellular network. So, an unlocked phone is one of the requirements to connect the Apple Watch to Android.
How to Unlock your Phone
There are only certain phone carriers that lock your phones. In some cases, certain carriers don’t lock their phones. In that case, you can use any phone carrier. But if your phone is locked, you can contact your carrier and follow the procedure to unlock your phone.
Can I pair Apple Watch to Android Phone
No. Apple don’t allow a non-iPhone device to get paired with the watchOS. However, you shall rely on some hacks to do the same partially. i.e., you need three devices namely, Apple Watch, iPhone, and Android phone. All you need to do is to pair your watchOS with iOS and leave the iOS aside. Things that works upon connecting Apple Watch with Android include Text messages/iMessage, and Calls.
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Connect Apple Watch to Android Phone
1. Make sure that your Apple Watch is connected to a cellular network of your iPhone’s carrier.
2. Then turn off your iPhone, Android smartphone, and Apple Watch.
3. Eject your SIM Card from your iPhone with the help of the SIM card ejector tool.
4. Then, insert the SIM Card into your Android smartphone.
5. Turn on your Android smartphone and connect to an internet connection.
6. Turn on your Apple watch.
You will find that your Apple Watch is connected to the cellular network of your carrier. Now, you can make calls and send text messages.
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One of the drawbacks that you won’t like is that your Apple Watch’s battery will drain quickly like never before because of the constant cellular connection on your Apple Watch. The reason is that your Apple Watch needs a cellular network connection to make or receive calls as well as send text messages with an Android smartphone. And Apple Watch is not the best known for battery backup. And you can’t expect other functions other than calling and sending text messages because those functions do not work very well. For instance, when Apple Watch is connected to iPhone, you can read notifications on your Apple Watch. In the current case with your Android smartphones, you cant. So, these are the drawbacks. However, you will be pleased to make calls and send text messages with this procedure in this article.
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