Apple Watch SE

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Activating your Apple Watch

You need to activate your Apple Watch before using it for the first time and after a factory reset.

Place your Apple Watch next to your phone.
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Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone.

Place your Apple Watch next to your phone.

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Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone.

On your phone: Press Continue.

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Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone.

On your phone: Press Start Pairing and follow the instructions on your phone to place the watch face in the middle of your phone's camera viewfinder.

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Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone.

On your phone: When this screen is displayed, your Apple Watch is connected to your phone.

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If you've backed up content previously, you can restore the content.

On your phone: Press Set up for myself.

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If you've backed up content previously, you can restore the content.

On your phone: Press Set Up as New Apple Watch.

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On your phone: Press the required setting and select on which wrist you want to wear the watch.

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On your phone: Press Agree.

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On your phone: Press Enter password.

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On your phone: Key in the password for your Apple ID and press Sign In.

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Press the required setting.

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Press the required setting.

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On your phone: Press the required setting to turn the function on or off. If you turn on the function, you need to follow the instructions on the screen to set up Siri.

See how to select settings for Siri later after activation.
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On your phone: Press the required setting.

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On your phone: Press OK.

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On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required settings and press Continue.

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On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required settings and press Continue.

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On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of phone lock code or press Don't Add Passcode.

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On your phone: Press the required setting to turn the function on or off.

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On your phone: Press Continue.

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On your phone: Follow the instructions on the screen to set up mobile data on your Apple Watch or press Not now.

See how to set up mobile data later after activation.
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On your phone: Press Install All to install compatible apps from your phone on your Apple Watch. Wait a moment while the apps are installed.

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On your phone: Press OK to finish the activation.