Friday, September 8, 2023

How to fix your Apple Watch and iPhone when they aren't connecting

How to fix your Apple Watch and iPhone when they aren't connecting

Is your Apple Watch not paired with your iPhone? Then, you should be aware because its features can decrease dramatically. However, users can still record a workout & check the time. But they will not get any alerts, messages, or calls on the watch. Fortunately, you can mostly solve the Apple Watch pairing problems in a few minutes.

With the help of WiFi & Bluetooth connections, the iPhone communicates with the Apple Watch. If you face a problem with any of these, it can cause your wearable to be unpaired. The Apple Watch needs at least an iPhone 6/ 6 Plus model or later and it is not compatible with iPad or Android-based devices. Let's learn how to fix your Apple Watch and iPhone when they aren't connecting. 

How To Fix The Problem When Apple Watch Isn't Paired To Your iPhone:

These are the ways you should follow to learn how to fix your Apple Watch and iPhone when they aren't connecting:

Check Your Apple Watch's Connection:

Your first job is to ensure that you have disconnected your Apple Watch from the iPhone. You can face an issue with the Apple Watch, which mimics not being connected to the iPhone. It is possible to check your Watch's connection status by swiping up on the Apple Watch display if you are on the clock face screen. It can bring up the control center of your Apple Watch and have multiple shortcuts. You can see the connection status of your Watch in the upper-left corner.

You can see a green icon that will look like an iPhone. It indicates that the Apple Watch is linked to the iPhone. So, if you face any issue, it isn't because the Apple Watch is not connected to the phone.

A blue WiFi symbol indicates that the Apple Watch is linked to a WiFi network. The WiFi symbol will remain highlighted in blue. In order to turn off the WiFi on your Apple Watch, your job is to click on the icon, leading the Watch to attempt to connect to your iPhone. Ensure that your iPhone is placed nearby. When you see that you are unable to connect the Watch, you can try other troubleshooting steps.

A red icon which looks like an iPhone means that the Watch is unpaired from the iPhone. Ensure that the iPhone is nearby. When you go far away from your mobile, the iPhone may have issues getting paired with your Apple Watch.

Make Sure Settings Aren't Preventing Your Apple Watch from Being Paired:

Remember that not always because of a software glitch or hardware failure can cause the Apple Watch to disconnect from the iPhone. We have given here some causes which can be the reasons behind it.

Airplane Mode On The Apple Watch

When you turn on airplane mode, it will shut down all communication. As a result, the Apple Watch can't get connected to the iPhone. Hence, you need to slide up on the clock face screen to open your Watch's control panel. If the mode is active, you will see the Airplane icon ( positioned at the control panel's top) highlighted in orange. Then, you need to click on this to deactivate the mode. Once you do this, your Watch will pair shortly.

Airplane Mode On The iPhone

It works the same as on the watch. Hence, you are able to get access to the control panel on the iPhone by swiping up from the bottom of the display where the bezel meets the screen's edge. You can see the icon for Airplane mode at the screen's upper right corner. If it is activated, you will see it highlighted in orange.

Bluetooth On The iPhone

Bluetooth is required for pairing your Apple Watch with your iPhone. Checking its settings is possible via the iPhone's control panel. You will find the Bluetooth icon in the same square as Airplane mode in the lower right corner of the iPhone's Control Center. When it is off, the Bluetooth icon is highlighted in white. Then, you have to click on this to enable it. Thus, the Apple Watch will get connected to your iPhone within a few moments.

Reboot Your iPhone If Your Apple Watch Won't Pair:

After checking the basic settings that we have mentioned earlier, if the Apple Watch still doesn't get connected, there can be an issue on the iPhone side of the equation. Hence, performing a fast reboot can help you to fix this issue.

  • Your first job is to hold down the Sleep or Wake icon on your iPhone until you see the slide for powering off the icon. As an alternative way, it is possible to launch the Settings app first. Then, you need to select General. After that, you have to choose Shut Down from the bottom of the general settings.
  • If you slide the power icon to the right, your iPhone will be powered down.
  • Once your iPhone has been powered down for a few seconds, you have to hold down the Sleep/Wake icon until you get to see the Apple logo on the screen.
  • As soon as the iPhone completes booting up, your task is to check the Apple Watch connection.

Reboot Your Apple Watch If It Still Is Not Connecting:

Remember that you should reboot your mobile first and then your Apple Watch. It makes sure that you don't face any lingering issues on your iPhone when the Watch boots up.

  • Your first job is to hold down the button on your Watch below the crown.
  • Once prompted, you need to slide the Power Off icon to the right.
  • When the display gets dark for a few seconds, your task is to tap on the digital crown so that you can turn on the Apple Watch again. Then, you will get to see the Apple logo immediately on the screen. If you do not see it, you have to wait for some more seconds. Then, you need to tap on the digital crown again.
  • You can deal with most issues by rebooting devices when the Apple Watch doesn't get paired. If you are still facing problems, follow the next troubleshooting methods.

Move iPhone Closer To Your Apple Watch:

If your iPhone is far away from the Watch or you have kept it in your bag, you may not get a proper signal. Proximity is the key because the iPhone & Watch connect through Bluetooth.

Check Your iPhone's OS For Updates:

Before you attempt any process where deleting information from the device is necessary, you should ensure that you are using the current OS version of your iPhone.

First, your job is to launch the settings application of the iPhone Then, you have to choose General and click on Software Update. After that, if any recent iOS version is available, you need to Download and Install the version. But it is not possible to check the WatchOS version if your Watch is not connected to the iPhone.

Clear The iPhone's Network Settings:

Information related to all connecting networks is stored on the iPhone to make the reconnecting process smoother. However, this data can become corrupted data which can prevent the iPhone from pairing with the Apple Watch. Resetting the information indicates that you have to log in to the home WiFi network again.

  • Hence, your first job is to launch the Settings application on your iPhone.
  • Then, choose General.
  • After that, you have to scroll down to select Reset from the general settings.
  • Now, you have to click on Reset Network Settings. You may need to type in your passcode for your request's verification.

Unpair & Pair: iPhone and Apple Watch:

First, you need to open the Watch app on your iPhone. Then, you need to click on All Watches, the information button beside the Apple Watch. After that, you have to disconnect the Apple Watch. Now, you will be able to connect the Watch & iPhone without any hassle.

Force Restart Your Apple Watch:

When you perform the step, your iPhone's OS & Apple Watch's setup assistant communicate with each other properly. In order to finish a forced restart, your job is to tap & hold the Digital Crown & the Side button until you see the Apple® logo. Now, you should try to connect the devices again.

Unpair Apple Watch From Old iPhone:

You may not see a picture or the option to connect the Watch manually. It indicates that the device is connected to an old iPhone.

In order to disconnect the Apple Watch from an old iPhone, you have to do the following:

  • Your first job is to open the Apple Watch application on your old iPhone.
  • Click on All Watches.
  • Then, click "i" located beside the Apple Watch you are willing to disconnect. Then, you have to choose the option Unpair Apple Watch.
  • If you do not have access to that mobile, you will be able to disconnect it. Then, you can reset it directly from the Apple Watch.
  • Hit the Digital crown on your Watch.
  • Then, choose Settings.
  • Click on General and Reset.
  • Next, your task is to click on Erase All Content and Settings > Erase All.
  • Thus, you can reset the Apple Watch only. It will not affect your mobile which is paired with it currently.

Reset Your Apple Watch:

If you are experiencing the problem instead of trying every process that we have mentioned above, you should try to reset the Apple Watch. However, it can wipe off your saved data from the Watch. Therefore, it is necessary to back up your data before doing so. You need to select General in the Settings application of the Watch. After that, you have to choose Reset. Next, select Erase All Content and Settings.

These are the ways you can try to learn how to fix your Apple Watch and iPhone when they aren't connecting.


This article has given many ways that should be followed to learn how to fix your Apple Watch and iPhone when they aren't connecting. Try every procedure one by one to fix this issue. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does your Apple Watch have no connection?

You need to check whether the Airplane Mode is activated on your iPhone or Apple Watch. If the mode is turned on, you have to disable this to reactivate cellular connectivity. You have to check if any update is there to your carrier settings. 

How do you relink your Apple Watch?

  • You need to open your Apple Watch application from the iPhone.
  • Then, you need to click on General from the My Watch tab at the lower left of the screen.
  • After that, your task is to click on General.
  • Then, you should reset Sync Data.

Why did your Apple Watch and phone disconnect?

If the distance between your iPhone and the Apple Watch is too much, the connection may get lost. So, bringing two devices within range is necessary to solve basic network problems.


Last Night Apple Event

Last Night Apple Event

On Tuesday, Apple announced its iPhone 15 lineup that will feature an expanded "dynamic island" which will be the home to alerts, notifications as well as other controls. If you are an Apple customer, you can use the same USB-C charger to power your iPhone, iPad, and Mac computer. Whereas the Series 9 device will be equipped with a new custom S9 chip that Apple claims to be brighter & faster.

 A few new updates to the camera system will be available to the iPhone 15 Pro. This model will be equipped with a 48-megapixel main camera, which has a larger sensor than on iPhone 15. The camera has a "nanoscale coating" that is expected to decrease lens flares and bring higher resolution to regular images. This one will offer an improved low-light performance for night and portrait mode. With the help of the latest iPhone, it is possible to shoot high-resolution pictures in focal lengths of 24, 28, and 35 millimetres. Let's see what was announced at the Last Night Apple event.

What Was Announced In The Last Night Apple Event?

 All New Design:

Apple announced that the entry-level iPhone 15s model will be equipped with an expanded "Dynamic Island'' tool serving as the home of notifications, alerts & other controls. Whereas, the iPhone 15 phones will come with the updated image stabilization that can be used to capture images & video. Besides, this feature will help the users to get two-time optimized & updated portraits with richer color. The special thing about the model is that it comes with a 4K cinematic mode.

 Additionally, the iPhone 15s model comes with the A16 bionic processor, which is the exact chip previously used in the iPhone 14 Pro. This one is equipped with a neural engine used to handle every challenging task, like live voicemail transcriptions on the device.

 The iPhone 15 model includes an Ultra-Wideband chip so that you are able to connect your device with other nearby devices. For instance, you can find friends in an improved way when they share the location in a crowded place.

 This new version of the iPhone is available in five colors: white, black, pink, green, and yellow. It is available in two sizes including a 6.1-inch screen ( iPhone 15) & 6.7 inches ( iPhone 15 Plus).

Introducing The Action Button:

An action button was unveiled in the iPhone 15 Pro, which is the first change made to the ring silencer since the debut of the toggle switch in the iPhone in 2007.

 This button can silence alerts by default. However, you can program this for carrying out several commands. For example, you can record a voice memo and capture an image to activate features such as live speech. All these action button commands will be accompanied with the visual feedback from the Dynamic Island bar at the screen's top. In addition, the company released a new update to the Apple Watch Ultra. It includes customizable Watch faces & power zones that can be used to collect information during exercise.

 The special thing about the iPhone 15 series is that it has a Super Retina XDR display. You can see the model available in vibrant color options and with a new contour edge design. Besides, the advanced camera system will offer 4k recording as well as auto portrait mode. The titanium construction and a more repairable design make the iPhone 15 Pro very unique. Moreover, the model includes a pro-level camera system with multiple lenses.

 The company has adopted a USB-C connector for the iPhone.

For the Apple Watch Series 9, the starting price is $399, whereas for the iPhone 15 Pro, the price is $999.

 Apple Watch Ultra 2:

As we have mentioned before, the company has also released an update to the previous year's Apple Watch Ultra. If you want to get the Apple Watch Ultra, you need to preorder on Tuesday, before it goes on sale on September 22.

 While the Watch comes with an S9 chip, it includes an on-device Siri. You can also find your iPhone with the help of this Watch. Besides, it is equipped with a new advanced display architecture. In addition, its customizable watch face makes it unique. It comes with power zones that can be used for data-collecting during exercise. The starting price for Apple Watch Ultra 2 is $799.

 Apple Watch Series 9:

This company has officially unveiled the latest wearable. A new S9 chip is used to power the new smartwatch. According to Apple, it is 60% faster, and the model is equipped with a 30% faster GPU.

 The inside of the Watch is redesigned, resulting in a boost in performance. Deidre Caldbeck, who is the director of Apple Watch Product Marketing, said this one is the most powerful watch chip yet.

 The Watch comes with new features that enable you to access health data with Siri. Besides, with the help of the Double Tap feature, you can easily control the Watch, using the tap of the index finger & thumb on your hand. Additionally, Name Drop is one of the features that lets you share your personal information if another user with the device is near you. You can use the Watch to ping your iPhone and increase the brightness level. It is the first carbon-neutral product of Apple. The model is available in pink, and $399 is its starting price.


This company has officially introduced its latest lineup — iPhone 15 series, Apple Watch Ultra 2, and Apple Watch Series 9. The Apple Watch Series 9 comes with the new S9 chip, which is 60% faster. In addition, it includes new features like health data access with Siri, Name Drop to share details with people nearby, and so on.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 What was announced at the Apple event?

At the last Night Apple event, Apple announced the next generation iPhone 15s that will come with an expanded "Dynamic Island" tool. This feature which serves as the home to alerts, notifications & other controls was only previously available on the iPhone 14 Pro.

 When was the last Apple event?

This product launch event occurred on September 12. In this event, Apple launched the Apple Watch Series 9, featuring the new S9 Apple-designed chip. This 18-hour battery life of this Watch makes it exceptional.

 When will the iPhone 15 be released?

You can pre-order the iPhone 15 variants on the company's website or in stores from September 15 and it will arrive on September 22.



Friday, September 1, 2023

Apple may be testing an M3 Mac Mini

Apple may be testing an M3 Mac Mini

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, in his Power On newsletter, said that the company is testing a new Mac on its campus and he assumed that it is Mac Mini. As per sources from Gurman, the Mac in question features 8 CPU cores, where four are efficiency cores & four are performance cores. Besides, along with ten GPU cores, it has 24GB of memory. As the release of the M2 Mac mini was done in January, the new model is expected to be the quickest refresh for an Apple silicon Mac.

Release and availability:

It runs macOS Sonoma 14.1, which is the first "point update" for the OS that is unreleased yet. macOS Sonoma version 14 is expected to be released in September or early October. At the same time, the 14.1 version is expected to be available in October or November with new M3 Macs.

What does Gurman think about this?

Gurman has also confirmed that along with the new system, there are five Macs in testing, and these are as follows: 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, iMac, and now the Mac mini. Additionally, two MacBook Pros are there, including a 14-inch model with an M3 Pro & a 16-inch model with M3 Max.

We still don't know if the M3 is going to be a 3nm chip or still a 5nm chip like the M2. However, we believe it will be a 3nm chip, which is still a new process. The whole supply is required for the iPhone 15 Pro’s A17 chip. A new report from The Information elaborated on the way Apple deals with TSMC, the company is paying for only working chips from the new process. It causes TSMC to absorb the price of failed chips. Companies mostly purchase entire silicon wafers and want to get working chips as much as possible. We still don't know what Apple pays for the chips or for taking TSMC’s initial 3nm production.

Regarding when the debut of Mac will be done, he thinks it will not come until next year. Based on the company's last earnings call, Gurman says that according to the suggestion of Apple, a double-digit percentage decline can be seen in its Mac revenue in the 4th quarter. According to Apple's suggestion, it is not going to launch any new models until next year.

Other expected lineup:

Depending on what is in the testing at Apple, these are the expected lineup:

  • M3 13-inch MacBook Air (codenamed Mac 15,1 and J513/J613)
  • M3 15-inch MacBook Air (codenamed Mac 15,2 and J515/J615)
  • M3 13-inch MacBook Pro (codenamed Mac 15,3 and J504)
  • M3 iMac (codenamed Mac 15,4, Mac 15,5, J433 and J434)
  • M3 Pro and M3 Max 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros (codenamed Mac 15,7, Mac 15,8, J514 and J516)
  • Possible M3 Mac mini (codenamed Mac 15,12)

Gurman said earlier this year that new M3 computers might drop in this year's second half. Therefore, the expected 2024 release date is a change from the prediction. According to Gurman, the company is testing a computer now at its campus under model identifier Mac 15,12 and he assumed that it's Mac Mini.

The specs mentioned above in this article about Mac Mini are similar to the base model M2 Mac Mini, except the installed memory. Entry-level Apple silicon Macs come with 8GB RAM at least. If Apple jumps to 24GB for the base model, it could surprise users a lot.

Gurman's thinking towards M3-powered Macs:

According to Gurman, there will not be any M3-powered Macs available before the 1st fiscal quarter of 2024, beginning in October. It can bring all the expected M3 Macs up to six as well, as it can cover primary desktops & laptops of the company including iMac. But Gurman doesn't expect M3 versions of the Mac Studio and Mac Pro which jumped to Apple’s M2 silicon at WWDC this year.

He also discussed the launch of the iPhone 15. According to him, the new mobile is expected to be announced either Sept. 12 or 13. It indicates that only a few weeks you have to wait until the reveal of the mobile is done. Although Gurman expects the debut of the first M3-powered Macs will be done as early as October, he never expects the Mac mini to be one of the first models that will come with the M3 chip. These will probably be: the 13-inch MacBook Pro, 13-inch MacBook Air, and 24-inch iMac.

Last month, he said that a new Mac mini wasn't expected to emerge until late 2024 at the earliest. Developer logs indicate that Apple is testing an M3 Mac mini. It indicates that we can see it sooner than expected. The latest Mac mini models are less than a year old as these were introduced in January 2023. The ‌M3‌ chip could be fabricated using TSMC's 3nm procedure to get the best performance & power efficiency improvements to the 5nm-based ‌M2‌ chip in existing devices.

What Could a M3 Mac Mini Offer Editors?

It would bring the total number of expected Macs up to six off the bat. This one is going to be the best Mac available in the market. Mac Mini, which was introduced in 2023, comes with the Apple M2 Chip or the Apple M2 Pro. This Pro version provides a 10-core CPU with 6 performance cores & 4 efficiency cores, and comes with 16-core GPUs.

Video editors use media engines that are powered by hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW. It can show quality speeds and maintain the speed level in an excellent way when you compare this to other options. Like other Mac releases, these features and new specs grabbed the attention of the people.


If you are satisfied using your Mac or other PC setups for the video workflows, you should check this news to know how it changes specs and the overall price. But the judgement on whether it will be able to give a tough competition to other models or not—will be reserved until this M3 Mac Mini is available in the market in 2024.