You can pair Bluetooth headphones to your Apple Watch using a very similar method to how you would pair them to your iPhone. This is very convenient if you only ever pair that device with your watch, but it can cause problems if you would prefer to pair the headphones with something else. While the headphones are still paired to the watch, they will be connected when you simply turn on the headphones.
One way that you can prevent this from happening is to delete the paired headphones from your watch. This allows you to easily create a new pair with an iPhone or an iPad so that you can use the headphones to listen to audio from those devices instead.
How to Forget a Bluetooth Device on an Apple Watch
The steps below were performed on an Apple Watch running Watch OS 3.2. After completing these steps you will need to pair your headphones with your Apple Watch again in the future if you wish to use them.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu on your Apple Watch. You can get to the app screen by pressing the digital crown.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Bluetooth option.
Step 3: Tap the small i button to the right of the Bluetooth device that you wish to delete from the watch.
Step 4: Tap the Forget Device button.
As mentioned earlier, this Bluetooth device will no longer pair with your Apple Watch automatically.
Now that you know how to forget Bluetooth devices on an Apple Watch, you can use these steps to fix connection problems with those devices.
Did you know that you can put a playlist directly on your Apple Watch from your iPhone? This allows you to listen to music that is stored on the watch, without needing to also have your iPhone nearby. This is ideal if you want to go out exercising, but don’t want to bring your phone with you.
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