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How do I activate cellular service with my Apple Watch?

Intro: Introducing a new feature that enhances the Apple Watch experience for our PureTalk Customers. With PureTalk, your Apple Watch becomes a true standalone device, allowing you to receive calls, texts, and even use apps directly from your wrist.

Here’s how it works: When you activate service on your Apple Watch with PureTalk, it seamlessly syncs with your iPhone. This integration ensures that you stay connected, regardless of your location. Even if you leave your iPhone at home, the Apple Watch will have its own service, keeping you in the loop at all times.

Purchase or bring your own Apple Watch: You can bring your own compatible Apple Watch GPS+ Cellular and integrate it with PureTalk’s service plan.

Requirements: Please note to activate an Apple Watch with PureTalk, you must have an iPhone with an active PureTalk service plan.

Before You Begin

Before you begin the activation process, please ensure the following steps are completed:

  • Charge Your iPhone: Make sure your iPhone is fully charged to avoid any interruptions during the activation process.
  • Charge Your Apple Watch: Place your Apple Watch on the charger and ensure it has enough battery to complete the activation.
  • Connect to Wi-Fi: Connect your iPhone and Apple Watch to a Wi-Fi network to ensure a smooth activation process.
  • Network Coverage: Ensure that you are in an area with network coverage to establish a connection during activation.
  • Software Updates: Check that your Apple Watch and iPhone have the most current software updates installed. Keeping your devices up to date is essential for a seamless experience.

Pairing Your Apple Watch with Your iPhone

Step 1: Pair Your Apple Watch

  1. Put your Apple Watch on your wrist, ensuring it fits comfortably.
  2. Turn on your Apple Watch by holding the side button until the Apple logo appears. If it doesn't turn on, charge the battery.
  3. Hold your iPhone near your Apple Watch; the pairing screen will appear. Tap “Continue” or open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and select “Pair New Watch.”
  4. Choose “Set Up for Myself” and position your iPhone so the Apple Watch is in the viewfinder to pair the devices.

Step 2: Complete Apple Watch Setup

  1. If it’s your first Apple Watch, tap “Set Up Apple Watch” and follow on-screen instructions on both your iPhone and Apple Watch.
  2. If you’ve used a previous Apple Watch with your iPhone, you’ll see “Make This Your New Apple Watch.” Tap “Apps & Data” and “Settings” for Express Setup or “Customize Settings” for personalized setup. You can choose to restore from a previous Apple Watch backup or set up as a new device.
  3. Follow onscreen prompts to:
    • Enter your Apple ID and password.
    • Create a passcode (4 or 6 digits).
    • Customize text size, personal information (like date of birth and height), and health notifications.
  4. You can adjust these settings later after completing the initial setup.

Activate Cellular Service

To activate service later, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap “My Watch,” then select “Cellular.”
  3. Choose “Set Up Cellular.”
  4. Log in to your PureTalk Account.
  5. Purchase a plan.
  6. Enter your E911 address.
  7. Click “Continue” to activate your plan and add your Apple Watch to the PureTalk network.
  8. Return to the Apple Watch app to continue setting up your Apple Watch GPS + Cellular.