With the arrival of the WatchOS 5 a lot of independence was gained in the Apple Watches, especially in wireless connection both in LTE, in the corresponding version, and in Wi-Fi . Previously, Apple’s “wearable” connected to wifi networks by disconnecting from the phone or by not having the phone nearby as long as the wifi network was previously connected to the iPhone. However with the arrival of this system you can connect a wifi directly from our clocks.
If we have chosen to leave the phone at home and only carry the watch, we have the option to connect to the LTE network if our device has that function. If we don’t want to waste data or our clock doesn’t have that kind of connection, then we have the option of connecting to a Wi-Fi network .
To do this, press the digital crown and click on the “Settings” application. Once in the settings, select the “Wi-Fi” option. Once inside, the list of available networks will appear on the screen, in a similar way to the one that appears on the iPhone.
Once you have selected the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to, you will be asked for the password , write it down and you will be connected to that network with your clock. From the same menu we can stop remembering a network we are already connected to.
Because the device lacks the icons at the top of the screen like the iPhone, iPad, or Mac, it’s sometimes hard to tell if it’s connected to a Wi-Fi network, LTE, or the iPhone itself. To check the connection of our Apple Watch , slide with a finger from the bottom of the screen to the top. If we are connected to a Wi-Fi network the corresponding icon will appear in green and above it will put the name of the network we are connected to.
As we can see, it’s easy with this version of the apple clock operating system to connect to a Wi-Fi network, gaining in independence over the iPhone , so we no longer have to carry our phone with us every time we go out to get connectivity with the Apple Watch.