Apple Watch Series 5/4 No iPhone connection and Disconnects with Red iPhone on screen

🗓️ November 10, 2020 By ✍️ Jaysukh patelPeople are getting a problem like Unable to receive Messages, Notifications and make or Receive phone calls, Weather, Siri on your Apple watch. and the primary reason is Apple Watch disconnected from iPhone due to many reasons that we finalized here and you can fix it.

Though Apple is one of the best smartwatches in the world, sometimes it harasses the user by showing multiple connection errors like Apple Watch Series 4 no iPhone connection. We know you had tried some tricks by yourself and end up with the same issue, Apple watch could not connect with the iPhone. It’s good you try to fix the problem, but it will be better for you if you give some time and read on this post.

However, we have begun the solutions from the basic. It might be possible iPhone, or Apple Watch encountered software glitch. Let’s get started, How we can identify that Apple Watch has no iPhone Connection or isn’t paired with iPhone.

Apple Watch Troubleshooting: Network Problem that showing No iPhone connection on Apple Watch Notification Center

Apple Watch no Connection with iPhone and Disconnected

Apple Watch no Connection with iPhone and Disconnected

Fix 1: Make Sure Airplane Mode is Disabled (iPhone and Apple Watch)

Kindly ensure that Airplane mode is turned off in your iPhone as well as in your Apple Watch. If the Airplane mode is enabled in either device, then the Apple Watch will show you no iPhone connection. In iPhone and Apple Watch you can access the Airplane mode from the Control Center.

On your Watch: Swipe up the control center, and Airplane option should not be selected.

On your iPhone: Go to the Settings App > Turn off Airplane Mode. That’s it.

Fix 2: Turn On Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Apple watch must be connected with iPhone and WiFi turn on

Apple watch must be connected with iPhone and WiFi turn on

Without Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, there is no possible way that you can pair Apple Watch with iPhone. Once turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in iPhone, and Apple Watch then tries to pair them as usual and check if Apple Watch Series 4, no iPhone connection is fixed.

Fix 3: Keep Your Apple Watch Near to iPhone

Apple Watch is paired with your iPhone using Bluetooth connection. And the Bluetooth connection rang is not more than 30 to 40 feet. Pls, keep your Apple watch near to iPhone when you want to use/Access or Update WatchOS On Apple Watch.

Fix 4: Restart Apple Watch and iPhone

Apparently, restarting iPhone and Apple Watch is the considerable solution to this problem. If you are lucky and the issue is not big, then there are great chances that your Apple Watch Series 4 no iPhone connection error will go away. Here’s how to restart Apple Watch Series 4 and Apple iPhone.

To Restart Apple Watch Series 4,

Step #1: Press and hold the side button and then tap on POWER OFF.

Step #2: Similarly to restart, press and hold the side button. (Below image,)

How to turn off apple watch 4 when connection lost

How to turn off apple watch 4 when connection lost

To Restart The iPhone,

For iPhone 8 or later

Step #1: Press and release the Volume Up button.

Step #2: Press and release the Volume Down button.

Step #3: Hold down the Side button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Step #1: Press and hold the Volume Down button and power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

For iPhone 6S or earlier

Step #1: Press and release the Home button and Side/Power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Fix 5: Use Control Center

Using Control Center to fix Apple Watch no iPhone connection means check certain functions of the Apple Watch such as remaining Battery of Apple Watch, if you are using Cellular or Wi-Fi then enable/disable them, you can also try to turn on/off DND mode, and more. Alternatively, if changing such settings work out for you then you will see the Green iPhone icon on the top-left of the Control Center Apple Watch, and if still not connected then it will show you Disconnected(x).

Fix 6: Update iPhone

If none of the above tricks works for you to fix iPhone could not connect to Apple Watch Series 4, then you might be missing a major update in iPhone. To make sure the iPhone is up to date, follow the steps:

Step #1: Navigate to “Settings” app on the iPhone.

Step #2: Tap “General”.

Step #3: Scroll down to the bottom and tap “Software Update”.

Step #4: Tap “Download and Install”.

Extra Troubleshooting:

  • You can also do reset all settings on Apple watch. (Open Settings app on apple watch > General > Reset > Erase all content and Settings.)
  • Unpair and Repair Apple Watch and iPhone (On your iPhone’s watch app, Open it, Tap on Watch Profile name > Tap on (i) button > Tap on Unpair Apple Watch). Once Reboot your apple watch. Keep your Apple watch Near to iPhone & Scan your Watch Face to iPhone’s Watch app camera or Use Manual connectivity option on the screen that appears on your Apple Watch Screen)

Your iPhone is disconnected your Apple Watch and unable to use Apps, Make a call/Receive a call and Message and more. Apple Watch Working with your iPhone’s mirroring function. So your Watch must be connected with your iPhone. But you need to check and correct above miss landing points before starting to use.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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