Apple watches are made in such a way that they can only pair with iPhones using iOS 10.0 or later.
However, by using a fitness app, it can transfer data on an iPad.
The fitness app is compatible with all iPhones, iPads, and iPods which are using iOS or iPadOS 11. o or later
It is not possible to pair your iPad directly to an Apple watch, but by using the fitness app you can see all the information on your iPad.
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Compatibility of Apple watch:
You will need a watch app to connect the Apple watch with a device. it is available in iPhones running iOS 10.0 or later.
You will not need to download the app as it pre-downloads this app on all iPhones. however, if you remove the app from the device you will have to redownload it to pair your watch.
However, the watch app is not viable on iPad, therefore you cannot pair it with an Apple watch.
How to pair an Apple Watch with an iPhone?
Place both the watch and iPhone in the same vicinity
You will find a prompt to pair the watch with an iPhone at the bottom of the screen
You have to make sure both the devices are on, in case the prompt does not appear
If even after this it does not appear, manually pair both the devices
To do that
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone
- Select the option of “set up for me”, you will then have to position the watch face on the screen using the camera
- The devices will then be paired
- After that follow every instruction that appears on the screen to finish setting up your Apple watch.
If by chance one Apple watch of yours is already connected you will not find the option of “set up for me”
Then you will first have to select the option of “all watches”
Then press “add watch”
Then select the option of “set up for me”
And then just follow the instructions mentioned above
How to connect an Apple Watch with an iPad using a fitness app
People mainly use Apple watches to help them to get in shape, therefore their main priority is to connect the watch with the fitness app.
Apple watches work only with iPhone
But fitness app is compatible with a lot of Apple devices like iPhones, iPad, or iPods running iOS 11.0 and later
That means that if your iPad is too old to run iOS 11.0 it means that you can not connect it to the Apple Watch in anyways
All the iPads listed below are compatible with the fitness app
- iPad Pro (all versions)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad (4th generation)
- iPad Mini 4
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad Mini 2
As long as your iPad is on the list above, you can use the fitness app.
How to pair your iPad to the fitness app?
Transmission of all the data to the fitness app can be done if your iPad uses the same Apple ID as that of your fitness watch.
When you open the fitness + app on your iPad, you will receive a notification stating “working out with watch” select the option then start the workout.
Doing this will help you get the most out of your devices and workout
What to do in case your Apple watch stops sharing information with the Fitness App?
Technology crafted by Apple sometimes experiences glitches.
Sometimes your Apple watch can stop communicating with the fitness app.
This mainly happens if you pair an Apple watch with a new iPhone.
To solve this there are several methods
- Try updating and restarting both the devices, once the power is back on, wait for a few minutes, then check if they are communicating
- Make sure that the Bluetooth and wi-fi are enabled on both devices. turning off either can affect the communication
- If none of the methods mentioned above does work, try deleting the watch from the Apple account.
to delete the watch, you will need to
- Open the Watch app on the iPhone
- Select “All Watches”
- Find the watch you want to remove
- Click the “I” next to the watch name.
- Then select the option of unpairing the device, however, if your cellular plan is associated with your watch, be sure to choose to keep the plan even if the devices are unpaired.
- As the devices unpair, delete the fitness app from your iPhone and redownload it
- Once all the things are done, you can use the method stated above in the article to reconnect your devices
- After everything is done your devices will work smoothly again.
If after all this the problem persists, you will have to contact Apple Customer Support.
Even though you can connect Apple watches with the iPad’s fitness app, to get the best out of the watch use it with the iPhone.
I hope this article helps