Introducing Apple Watch Series 9, Ultra 2 and SE
Say hello to the latest Apple Watches: Apple Watch Series 9, Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Apple Watch SE.
Apple Watch Series 9
Meet Apple Watch Series 9 – the ultimate companion for a healthy life. With advanced health features, you can monitor your blood oxygen¹ and sleep stages as well as take an EGG² anytime. Train in a range of ways with the Workout app and review powerful insights about your workout performance. Stay connected and safe with safety features such as Fall Detection³ and Crash Detection, which will alert emergency services if you have a hard fall or serious crash.
Series 9 (GPS+4G) Cellular 41mm Stainless
On a 36-month Watch Plan (£18.50 a month) with a 24-month Connectivity Plan (£5 a month)
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Already got an Apple Watch?
Connect your Apple Watch to our network in three simple steps using a Connectivity Plan (also known as OneNumber). This will let you share your phone’s number, allowances and contacts with your smartwatch.
Check device compatibility
First, you’ll need an Apple Watch Series 3 or newer and iPhone 6s or newer on a Vodafone Pay monthly plan. Unsure if your plan can be paired with an Apple Watch? Use our eligibility checker to find out.
Pair your devices
Use Bluetooth to pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone, so you can sync and manage apps across both devices when in range. Need help pairing your devices? See our Set up guide
Add smartwatch connectivity
Get a Connectivity Plan for just £7.50 a month. To get set up, go to the Watch App on your iPhone, select Mobile Data and follow the instructions.
Frequently asked questions
A Connectivity Plan is also known as OneNumber – it provides exactly the same service as a Connectivity Plan, but just has a different name, which is recognised by existing customers.
OneNumber/a Connectivity Plan connects your smartwatch to our network. It also lets you share your phone’s allowances, number and contacts with your smartwatch. So you can use data, minutes and texts, even when you’re away from your phone or WiFi.
If you bought an Xtra plan after 24 February 2023, you will not be eligible for 50% off Smartwatch Connectivity (also known as OneNumber).
If you bought your Xtra Plan before 24 February 2023 you could be eligible for 50% off Smartwatch Connectivity, depending on your plan. Find what benefits you're entitled on your My Vodafone account
For more information, visit the Vodafone Support Centre
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To use data on your Apple Watch without your phone or WiFi nearby, you'll need a OneNumber Connectivity Plan to make calls, send and receive messages, and browse your favourite apps. If you don't have a Connectivity Plan, you'll still be able to use the internet on your Apple Watch when it's paired with your phone nearby.
Build your personal watch plan to get your smartwatch and data plan at the price you choose.
You’ll need to use the same network provider for your Apple Watch cellular plan and your iPhone plan to send and receive messages, answer calls and use apps on your Apple Watch.
Apple Watch GPS and cellular lets you use your Apple Watch independently – without needing your iPhone or Wi-Fi connectivity. Whereas Apple Watch with only GPS connectivity lets you do all the same things as cellular, but you’ll need your Watch to be connected to your iPhone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to do so. It’ll also work as a GPS tracker, and you won’t need your iPhone nearby to do so.
Apple Watch is the ultimate device for a healthy life - and it’s as versatile as it is stylish. We’ve included it in our guides to the best smartwatches for running and the best smartwatches for fitness, and the Apple Watch SE is a terrific smartwatch for kids.
If you’re unsure which smartwatch is best for you, read our smartwatch buying guide - it’ll help you figure out which features matter to you, and the best device to choose for you and your family.
Put your Apple Watch on your wrist.
Press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.
Put your iPhone near your Apple Watch and wait until an Apple Watch pairing screen appears on your iPhone. If this does not appear, unlock your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app and tap ‘Pair New Watch’.
Press ‘Set Up For Myself’.
Position your iPhone so your Apple Watch appears in the viewfinder in the Apple Watch app. This will pair the two devices.
Press ‘Set Up Apple Watch’ and follow the instructions on your iPhone and Apple Watch to finish set up.
Ensuring your iPhone and Apple Watch are in close proximity, unlock your iPhone and open the Apple Watch app.
Go to the ‘My Watch’ tab and then tap ‘All Watches’.
Tap the information icon next to the device you want to unpair, then press ‘Unpair Apple Watch’.
If you have the iPhone your Apple Watch is paired with:
Unlock your iPhone and open the Apple Watch app.
Go to the ‘My Watch’ tab and tap ‘All Watches’.
Tap the information button next to the watch you want to unpair, press ‘Unpair Apple Watch’ and then ‘Unpair [your Apple Watch name]’.
If your watch has GPS or Cellular, choose whether to keep or remove your mobile data plan.
Enter your Apple ID password to disable ‘Activation Lock’ and then press ‘Unpair’.
If you don’t have the iPhone your Apple Watch is paired with:
Go to ‘Settings’ → ‘General’ → ‘Reset’ → ‘Erase All Content and Settings’ on your Apple Watch.
Type your password in if required.
If your watch has GPS or Cellular, choose whether to keep or remove your mobile data plan.
Press ‘Erase All’ to confirm. This will reset your Apple Watch to factory settings.
If your Apple Watch has watchOS 9, hold down the side button until the power button appears in the top-right hand corner of the screen. Press the power button and drag the ‘power off’ slider.
If your Apple Watch has watchOS 8 or earlier, hold down the side button and drag the power off slider once it appears.
If your Apple Watch is not responding, press and hold the side button and the Digital Crown for at least 10 seconds. Once the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.
To charge your Apple Watch you can use an Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable, Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charging USB-C Cable or Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock.
You can plug the charging cable directly into a USB port or a power socket once connected to a USB power adapter.
Place the back of your Apple Watch on the charger and the charger’s magnets will align with your Apple Watch.
The battery charging icon should appear on your watch face, which will indicate that your Apple Watch is now charging.
Currently there is no Apple Watch App for WhatsApp, but you can still receive and reply directly to WhatsApp notifications as they come through on your Apple Watch.
First, you’ll need to turn on WhatsApp notifications on your iPhone and configure your Apple Watch to mirror notification alerts from WhatsApp.
Open your iPhone, go to ‘Settings’ → ‘Notifications’ → ‘WhatsApp’ and turn on ‘Allow Notifications’.
Select ‘Show in Notification Center’ and ‘Show on Lock Screen’.
Open the Watch app on your iPhone , scroll down to ‘Notifications’ and turn them on.
Take your Apple Watch off your wrist and place it face down on a clean, soft surface.
Press down the band release button on the back of your Apple Watch.
Slide the band across to remove it.
Slide the new band in.
Open the Walkie-Talkie app on your Apple Watch.
Tap your friend’s name.
Touch and hold the Talk button, then speak. If your friend has made themselves available, Walkie-Talkie will open on their Apple Watch and they will hear what you said.
Adjust the volume while talking by turning the Digital Crown.
Alternatively, you can use a single tap to talk by going to ‘Settings’ → ‘Accessibility' → ‘Walkie-Talkie’ on your Apple Watch and turning on ‘Tap to Talk’. To finish talking, tap again.
No. It is not possible to pair an Apple Watch with an Android device. To activate an Apple Watch, an Apple iPhone is required.
The latest Apple Watch is the Series 8. Choose from The Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS+4G) Cellular 41mm Aluminium, Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS+4G) Cellular 45mm Aluminium and Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS+4G) Cellular 45mm Stainless Steel.
A newer version of the Apple Watch SE was also released in September 2022. Explore the Apple Watch SE 2nd gen (GPS+4G) Cellular 40mm Aluminium and Apple Watch SE 2nd gen (GPS+4G) Cellular 44mm Aluminium
Yes, Apple Watch allows you to track your sleep. The Sleep app on Apple Watch allows you to create multiple bedtime schedules to help you meet your sleep goals. Within this, you can set up a sleep goal, what time you want to go to bed and wake up, sleep tracking and ‘Sleep Focus’ to help limit distractions before bed.
Simply wear your Apple Watch to bed and it will estimate the time you spent in each sleep stage, whether it be REM, Core, Deep and the time you may have woken up. The sleep app will record this data and your sleep trends over the past 14 days so you can monitor and learn more about your sleep once you wake up.
Double-click the side button.
Scroll to choose a card to pay with.
Hold the Apple Watch within a few centimetres of the contactless card reader, with the display facing the reader.
You will feel a gentle tap and beep to confirm the payment information was sent. You will also receive a notification in Notification Center when the transaction is confirmed.
£9.99/month after free trial. No commitment. Plan automatically renews after trial until cancelled. Apple Fitness+ requires iPhone 6s or later and Apple Watch Series 3 or later.
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¹ The Blood Oxygen app is for wellness purposes only and not for medical use.
² The ECG app is available on Apple Watch Series 4 and later (excluding Apple Watch SE) and can generate an ECG similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram. Intended for use by people 22 years old and over.
³ Fall Detection updates are available on Apple Watch Series 4 and later with watchOS 8 and later.
⁴ Apple Watch Ultra 2 has a water resistance rating of 100 metres under ISO standard 22810 and may be used for high-speed water sports and recreational scuba diving (with compatible third-party app from the App Store) to 40 metres. Should not be used for diving below 40 metres. Water resistance is not a permanent condition and can diminish over time. For additional information, see support.apple.com/HT205000. Apple Watch Ultra 2 is also rated IP6X dust resistant.
⁵ Apple Watch SE has a water resistance rating of 50 metres under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that it may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, Apple Watch SE should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth. Water resistance is not a permanent condition and can diminish over time. For additional information see support.apple.com/en-gb/HT205000
⁶ Irregular rhythm notification requires the latest versions of watchOS and iOS. It is not intended for use by people under 22 years old or those who have been previously diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF).
⁷ Emergency SOS requires a cellular connection or Wi-Fi Calling with an internet connection from your Apple Watch or nearby iPhone.