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iWatch 4 calling without iPhone

Geoffers
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Hi peeps!

 

Simple question - does my iPhone need to be turned on to use my iWatch 4 as a phone?

Currently that seems to be the case. But I wonder, why I wouldn't I be able to call (for help) if my iPhone was damaged (in an accident say).

Please help!

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MI5
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@Geoffers 

No, it's not needed for calls as your watch should do it over it's connected 4g network.

Make sure you are setup correctly.

https://www.o2.co.uk/help/device-and-sim-support/apple-watch

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MI5
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@Geoffers 

No, it's not needed for calls as your watch should do it over it's connected 4g network.

Make sure you are setup correctly.

https://www.o2.co.uk/help/device-and-sim-support/apple-watch

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Thanks for your response.

I've just tried my iWatch with my iPhone turned off and, on the second attempt, it worked!

I've had the iWatch/iPhone e-sim since o2 began to issue them but it stopped working over Friday.

When I phoned the help desk on Saturday/Sunday they told me my iPhone had to be turned on. I was suspicious of this hence the question.

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MI5
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Android smartwatches do need to phone to be on so I guess they were almost correct @Geoffers wink

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Geoffers
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Many thanks MI5!

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