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Friday, November 12th, 2021 5:35 PM

iWatch 7 receive calls on watch when iPhone is off or not available?

I understand this can be done.  How do you make it work on an iWatch 7.  The iWatch app on the iPhone is asking for a user name and password.  Why?

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ACE - Expert

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23.9K Messages

2 years ago

@dwill05 The watch will make calls with your number when not connected to the phone. 

@rlmyers 

Did you add a 10 dollar a month watch plan to your att account?  You have to set up numbersync..  

Former Employee

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2 years ago

duplicate post

Scholar

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191 Messages

2 years ago

So what is the answer to the question.  

Former Employee

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32.9K Messages

2 years ago

no clue, this is a customer forum not at&t support you may get a response from a forum expert but you may be better off contacting apple

ACE - Expert

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23.7K Messages

2 years ago

Contact Apple. It's their product.

Scholar

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191 Messages

2 years ago

ATT is my mobile service and the iWatch is asking me to log in with my ATT account.

The iPhone is registered with AT&T,

ACE - Expert

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23.7K Messages

2 years ago

Doesn't make any difference. Call Apple. It could be that the cellular (freebird) version of the AppleWatch needs to be in close proximity of the iPhone, otherwise it will need to log into AT&T each time if you are using it when the iPhone is out of range or off.

ACE - Master

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2 years ago

I don’t believe you can make or receive phone calls on an Apple Watch unless you’re connected to Wifi or using FaceTime.  The SIM in an Apple Watch so equipped is for data only and won’t work for making phone calls over the cellular network like a cell phone.  It needs to be connected to a cell phone to be used for normal calling.

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