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Question: whats the point of having cellular data on apple watch series 3 if it cant do anything without your phone nearby

Just got the Apple Watch series 3 with cellular data plan but can’t do anything without my phone nearby. Can’t recieve or send texts. What’s the point of having cellular data on it if you can’t do anything without my phone on me?

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The built-in cellular feature on Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) requires a carrier plan for your iPhone that specifically includes support for the Apple Watch, including the carrier activating the device on the plan:


Apple Watch - Carriers - Apple


Once enabled, the cellular capability can enable certain functions to remain available on your Apple Watch when it is way from the paired iPhone and when those functions would not otherwise be available.


It may help to follow the instructions here, including under the heading "Get help if you can't send or receive messages" and including unpairing and re-pairing your Apple Watch if necessary:


Read and reply to messages with your Apple Watch - Apple Support


Keep in mind that the functions that are available on your Apple Watch when it is away from your iPhone depend on various factors including:



Features and requirements that apply under various circumstances are detailed here, including within footnote #1:


How to use your Apple Watch without your iPhone nearby - Apple Support


If you still need help, then I suggest that you contact your carrier in the first instance.


If the issue persists, then, depending on your carrier's advice, I suggest that you next contact Apple Support (remote diagnostics and/or mail-in service may be available, if required), make a Genius Bar reservation or visit an Apple Authorised Service Provider for assistance:


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Nov 12, 2017 3:20 AM in response to Kodred20 In response to Kodred20

Hi


The built-in cellular feature on Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) requires a carrier plan for your iPhone that specifically includes support for the Apple Watch, including the carrier activating the device on the plan:


Apple Watch - Carriers - Apple


Once enabled, the cellular capability can enable certain functions to remain available on your Apple Watch when it is way from the paired iPhone and when those functions would not otherwise be available.


It may help to follow the instructions here, including under the heading "Get help if you can't send or receive messages" and including unpairing and re-pairing your Apple Watch if necessary:


Read and reply to messages with your Apple Watch - Apple Support


Keep in mind that the functions that are available on your Apple Watch when it is away from your iPhone depend on various factors including:



Features and requirements that apply under various circumstances are detailed here, including within footnote #1:


How to use your Apple Watch without your iPhone nearby - Apple Support


If you still need help, then I suggest that you contact your carrier in the first instance.


If the issue persists, then, depending on your carrier's advice, I suggest that you next contact Apple Support (remote diagnostics and/or mail-in service may be available, if required), make a Genius Bar reservation or visit an Apple Authorised Service Provider for assistance:


Nov 12, 2017 3:20 AM

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Question: whats the point of having cellular data on apple watch series 3 if it cant do anything without your phone nearby