Apple Watch is essential for staying connected to those you love.
Whether that’s a child or an older adult.
Right now Apple Watch needs to pair with an iPhone, which is something they might not have.
This is why we’re excited to introduce family setup.
With family setup.
You can use your iPhone to pair watches for your children or older members in your household who don’t have their own phones and they will have their own phone number and account.
Let me show you how it works.
Family setup enables greater independence for your kids or older parents.
And you have the comfort of knowing they’re just a call away.
You get the safety communication features that technology can deliver in a device that can be managed responsibly.
For example, You can specify which contacts your kids can communicate with when you sync messages and more.
And you can set up automatic location notifications.
So whether it’s grandma’s house, school or basketball practice, you’ll get the reassurance your child is exactly where you expect them to be.
To help them stay active, kids can now track movements and use all the other great features of activity and workout in a way that works best for them.
Kids can create an emoji with just their watch and share it as stickers and messages, or in the new emoji watch face.
Whether they’re learning at home or in the classroom, the new school time mode Helps kids stay focused with Do Not Disturb, restricted interaction, and this distinctive look which teachers or parents can recognize at a glance.
These are just some of the ways family setup provides kids and older adults with the powerful and unique benefits of Apple Watch, even if they don’t have an iPhone.
Family setup requires a cellular model of Apple Watch Series four and later.
And we’ll be available at launch with these carrier partners in these regions around the world, with more coming later this year.