Now that Apple Watch Series 4 is out, many users are considering the option of keeping their old Apple Watch as a backup or for secondary uses, like sleep tracking. Some users may also have different Apple Watches for different occasions. Follow along for how to use iPhone with multiple Apple Watches.

The handy thing about using iPhone with multiple Apple Watches is watchOS has a built-in Auto Switch feature that allows more than one Watch to be paired with iPhone.

Apple notes that only one Watch can be actively paired at a time:

watchOS doesn’t support wearing two watches at once, and it doesn’t support sharing watches between multiple users at the same time.

How to use iPhone with multiple Apple Watches

  1. Make sure your second or third Watch is paired
  2. If it’s not, head to the Watch app on iPhone, tap on the currently paired Watch at the top, then choose Pair New Watch at the bottom
  3. With the default Auto Switch turned on whichever Watch you put on will become the active one once you raise it

Here’s where you’ll find the settings:

iPhone with multiple Apple Watches

If you decide you want to turn off Auto Switch, keep in mind you’ll have to manually choose which Apple Watch you’d like to currently be paired.

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