Last Updated on Mar 16, 2019
As promised by Apple, that they will fix this connectivity related error in next update and yes, with the new update many Apple Watch users are happily using Apple Watch. This happened before Apple Watch Series 4 released, so for the folks who purchased the Apple Watch Series 4 they have to wait for the next update. Otherwise, you can try to prefer our tutorial to fix Apple Watch 4 won’t connect to LTE.
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Trying something is better than sitting idle. You few efforts can fix Apple Watch won’t connect to LTE quickly. Before going down to the solutions, you should make sure iPhone and Apple Watch is up to date. If not, then update them first.
Solution 1: What do you need?
What do you need? By this question, I am asking you what are the requirements to use LTE over Apple Watch Series 4. Few points I have enlisted below, if you achieve them, the Watch might connect to LTE.
- The Apple Watch Series 4 should support “Cellular+GPS,” which means to check that you have purchased Cellular+GPS watch.
- Make sure you are using Apple Watch with the iPhone 6 or later. Because if you are trying to connect Apple Watch Series 4 with iPhone 5S or earlier, it won’t connect.
Solution 2: Make sure your iPhone and Apple Watch are on the same carrier
Its silly thing to tell you that your iPhone, as well as Apple Watch, should be on the same carrier. Many times, people buy the Apple Watch and try to use the Apple Watch with a different carrier than the LTE. To use LTE on Apple Watch, you should have the same carrier as iPhone in Apple Watch.
Solution 3: Set up the Cellular plan
If you remember, when you have first set up the Apple Watch, you have had caught up with the option that was asking you to set up Cellular Plan. That was passed; now also you can set up the cellular plan, all you need is iPhone with you and follow the steps,
Step #1: Launch “Watch” app on the iPhone.
Step #2: Select “My Watch” tab from the bottom.
Step #3: Tap “Cellular”.
Step #4: Choose “Set Up Cellular”.
Step #5: Now, you have to follow the onscreen instructions, or you might need help from the carrier, so contact them.
Solution 4: Connect to Cellular Network
For the LTE connection, it is necessary to keep your iPhone near to Apple Watch. Depending upon your location, it might be possible that network is poor in that particular area and Apple Watch is showing UMTS (If your carrier supports then only), in place of LTE. So move somewhere you can get a strong network connection. Besides, enable and disable the Cellular connection right from your Apple Watch. To do so,
Step #1: On your Apple Watch, pull up the Control Center and tap on “Cellular Network” to toggle off/on.
Solution 5: Remove and Add Cellular Plan
The major issue is related to Cellular Plan, isn’t it? So why not remove the Cellular Plan entirely from the Apple Watch Series 4 and add again. This will take a few minutes, let’s do it.
Step #1: Take out your iPhone and go to the “Watch” app.
Step #2: Tap on “My Watch” tab.
Step #3: Tap on (i), next to “Carrier”.
Step #4: And select “Remove”.
Restart Apple Watch and iPhone both.
Step #5: Again follow the same steps and add the Cellular plan by tapping on “Add a New Plan” and reactivate it.
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Solution 6: Contact Carrier
Some of the folks have issues with the particular carrier and so Apple Watch Series 4 won’t connect to LTE.
In that case, you must contact the carrier and tell them what exactly the problem is.