How to Fix Apple watch not connecting to Wi-Fi


Mainly, Apple watch connection with Wi-Fi depends on iPhone, until you use Apple watch series 3 LTE model. First two models can’t independently use Wi-Fi networks. When you try to connect apple watch to wifi some times it will not connect and you can also connect your airpods to apple watch as well. Here we are not concerned about connection, but disconnection as many users find difficulty that their Apple watch won’t connect to Wi-Fi.

To fix the problem, here some solutions are provided, this solution can be applied to all series of allow watches not connecting to Wi-Fi. You can also use both bluetooth in the absence of Wi-Fi, if your using the latest model of Apple.

Here are some tips to be followed, before Apple watch connecting to Wi-Fi

  • Watch will not connect to 5Ghz Wi-Fi
  • You can notice Wi-Fi icon in the control centre, if your watch is connected to a compatible Wi-Fi network.
  • When you are using Apple watch series 1&2 you can’t connect it to public network, because it needs profiles, logins and subscriptions.
  • It only connect with 802.11b/g/n 2.4 Ghz

Solution:1 Turn off Airplane Mode

Step 1: Firstly put your iPhone in airplane mode. For this go to settings on your paired iPhone.

Step 2: Now check your Apple watch have connected to Wi-Fi

Step 3: Then, turn off airplane mode in your iphone 

Solution:2 Forget Wifi and Connect

Step 1: First press and hold the side button till you see a power off slider on the watch face, then swipe on that slider.

Step 2: Now go to settings, followed by Wi-Fi & current Wi-Fi network and click on ‘i’ next forget this network

Step 3: Next, connect your iPhone to 2.4Ghz  network and turn ON bluetooth

Step 4: By pressing and holding side button of your Apple watch, you can turn on your Apple watch power

Also Read: 1) What is Red Dot on Apple Watch

2) How to Fix Airpods Not Connecting to Apple Watch

3) How to fix Apple Watch OS Update Stuck on Preparing in watch OS 7.5

4) How to fix Can’t Delete Apps From Apple Watch

5) How to Delete Apps on Apple Watch

Update your iPhone and Apple Watch

Open Settings app -> General -> Tap on Software Update -> If Update is avaialble go ahead and update it to the latest version of iOS

Solution: 3 Connect Apple watch with Hotspot  

Now connect Apple watch series 3 with a cellular network. This can happen only with Apple watch series 3.

Solution: 4 Update your Apple Watch

  • Put your iPhone and Apple watch side by side
  • Next, connect iPhone to Wi-Fi network and turn ON bluetooth 
  • Finally, restart your Apple watch and iPhone
  • If you still have any issue then you can contact Apple support  team

That’s it, by following above steps your apple watch not connecting to wifi will be fixed successfully.

Rajeshwari Chiluveru
Rajeshwari Chiluveru
Rajeshwari is Senior Content Writer, Author, and Also Senior Editorial Team Member at A Savvy Web and She has a Degree in Bachelor of Technology (Btech) and (Master of Technology) Mtech from JNTU and is a real time expert. She writes about technology guides and troubleshooting guides (tips and Solutions) and helps users to solve issues easily. She has expertise in this area for more than 5+ years of experience and enthusiastic to provide troubleshooting tips and fixes and how to articles on Tech Related subjects like iPhone, Android, iOS, Smart tv and other tech related solutions and easy methods to fix.

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