In this digital age, people have become more connected than ever. Nowadays, you can use a variety of apps and devices to keep in touch with friends and family. Smartphones are great for keeping in touch with the world, but they can also be limiting when it comes to expanding your social circle. In some cases, you might find that there’s no need for another phone — especially if you’re happy with theirs. However, some people still prefer to have two phones because it gives them more options for staying in touch with different groups of people. This article will show you how to connect a Samsung watch to an iPhone so that you can continue using your new wristband device even if you don’t own an Android-based phone anymore.
How To Connect Samsung Watch To iPhone
1. Install the latest version of the Samsung Gear app on your phone.
The Samsung Gear app is available for both Android and iPhone users. If you’re an iPhone user, you’ll need to download the latest version of the Samsung Gear app from Apple’s App Store. Once you download it, make sure that it’s updated to the latest version before continuing with this guide.
2. Turn on Bluetooth on your phone and connect your watch with it.
The Samsung Gear app has a dedicated section on its home screen where you can turn on Bluetooth and connect your watch to your phone over Wi-Fi or by using a USB cable. Make sure that both are turned on before continuing with this guide.
3. Open the Samsung Gear app on your phone and select “Add Device” from the menu panel at the top right corner of your screen.
If you haven’t already installed or activated this app, then select “Add device” from your phone’s main menu screen once you’ve done so in step 1 above — this will take you directly to step 2 above where we’ll be connecting our watch with our phone over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi in order to use it as a remote control for our phone’s camera application.
4. Select your watch from the list of devices that appears on your phone and then tap “Next”.
Once you’ve activated or installed the Samsung Gear app on your phone, it will show you a list of all the devices that are currently connected to it. You can find your watch by looking for its model number and then tapping on it.
5. Enter a PIN code that’s unique to your watch and then tap “Next”.
After you select your watch from the list of connected devices, a PIN code will appear on screen where you need to enter it into your phone in order to connect the two devices over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Make sure that you choose a unique PIN code for each new device that you connect with; otherwise, someone else might be able to access this app and use it without permission.
6. Tap “Connect” once you’ve entered the correct PIN code for your watch.
If all goes well, this will take only a few seconds before the connection is established between your watch and phone — after which, both devices will be ready for use together as remote controls for each other’s camera application!
7. Launch the camera application on your phone and then tap the Gear icon on your watch.
Once you’ve connected your watch to your phone over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, the Samsung Gear app will show you a list of all connected devices in its upper right corner — including your watch, which should now be represented by an icon of a square with rounded corners. Tap on it once to launch the camera app built into that device.
8. Tap “Take a photo” on your phone’s camera application and then tap the Gear icon on your watch.
Just as we did in step 6 above, you can now also use your phone’s camera application to take photos using the remote control that was just established between your watch and phone.
9. Tap “Select photo” once you’ve taken a photo with the camera app on your phone and then tap the Gear icon on your watch once again.
You’ll now be able to choose which photo to view by launching the camera app on your phone again and tapping the Gear icon next to it — this will show you a list of all photos that were captured with that device since it was connected over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi with your phone over time, allowing you to select whichever one you want to view next.
Why Would You Want To Sync A Samsung Watch To An iPhone?
1. For Beginners
If you’re a new photographer and you’ve never used a remote control for your phone’s camera before, then the Samsung Gear app can be extremely useful to you. You can use this app to remotely take photos and videos with your phone by using the watch as a remote control for your phone’s camera application.
2. For Pros
If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S7 smartphone, then the above Sync feature can be especially useful to you. You can use this app to sync an Android device that has Samsung Gear smartwatch apps installed on it with your iPhone over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi for easy remote camera control between those devices — which means that the two of them could work together as wireless remote controls for each other’s camera applications!
3. For Phone-Camera Smartphone Owners
If you own an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus smartphone, then it might be wise of you to connect your watch with it over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi so that it can serve as a wireless remote control for its own built-in camera application — allowing you to take photos and videos without having to reach out and touch your phone all the time!
4. For Camera/Video Capture Smartphone Owners
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S6, S7, Note 5 or other Android smartphone that has a built-in camera application, then you can use the above Sync feature to have your watch act as a wireless remote control for your phone’s camera application — allowing you to take photos and videos without having to reach out and touch your phone all the time!
5. For Phone-Camera Smartphone Owners with Multiple Phones (iPhones and Android Phones)
If you own an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus smartphone along with multiple other Android phones, then connecting one of them to your Samsung Gear smartwatch app over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi can be useful if it allows you to serve as a wireless remote control for the camera application installed on each of those phones.
You might love your new Samsung watch, but what happens if you decide to change phones? In some cases, you’ll be able to keep wearing your watch while switching to a new phone — but this will depend on your watch’s model. If you have a newer model of Samsung watch, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to keep using it even after switching to a new phone. If you have an older model, though, you might find that it’s necessary to connect your watch to your new phone.
Why is it important to have my watch connected to my smartphone?
This is because having your watch connected to your smartphone means that you can use it as a wireless remote control for the camera application installed on your phone — which means that you’ll be able to take photos and videos without having to touch your phone all the time!
How long can I keep my Samsung Gear smartwatch app running on my smartphone?
As long as you don’t unplug your smartphone or uninstall the app, then you should be able to keep using it for as long as you want — although we recommend that you check back in with us occasionally and see if it would be helpful for you to connect the two devices in order to use them together.
Can I connect my Samsung Gear smartwatch app with multiple Android phones at once?
Yes, but this will depend on how many Android devices you own and how they’re configured — so if there are any questions regarding this, then feel free to ask us through our Support Forum!