Use AirPods and other Bluetooth accessories with Apple Watch

Learn how to pair Bluetooth headphones, heart rate monitors, and more with your Apple Watch.

Pair your Bluetooth accessory

Pair Bluetooth accessory with Apple Watch
  1. Put your Bluetooth accessory in pairing mode using the instructions that came with it.

  2. On your Apple Watch, tap Settings > Bluetooth. Your Apple Watch will search for nearby Bluetooth accessories.

  3. Choose your Bluetooth accessory.

  4. If asked, enter a passkey or PIN.

Unpair your Bluetooth accessory

  1. Tap Settings > Bluetooth on your Apple Watch.

  2. Tap the information buttonInfo icon for Apple Watch next to your accessory.

  3. Tap Forget Device.

Disconnect and Forget Device options on Apple Watch

Connect to your AirPods

When you set up AirPods with your iPhone, they're simultaneously connected to both your Apple Watch and iPhone, and they play sound automatically from either device. Learn how to set up AirPods and how to play music on Apple Watch.

Get help

If you can’t connect your Bluetooth accessory or it won’t reconnect:

  1. If you see the Airplane Mode iconAirplane on your watch face, Airplane Mode is on. On your Apple Watch, tap Settings > Airplane Mode, then turn it off.

  2. Make sure your accessory is fully charged and powered on.

  3. If you see the accessory in Settings > Bluetooth on Apple Watch, but you can’t connect, use the steps above to unpair the accessory.

  4. Try to pair the accessory again.

If you need help connecting or using a Bluetooth accessory with your Apple Watch, contact the manufacturer.

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