Accessing the internet on Apple Watch in watchOS is one of the biggest advancements for us. Obviously, we won’t enjoy browsing in Apple Watch like iPhone, because Safari or any browser is not available in watchOS. Possibly the new WebKit API in watchOS 5 or later in development especially for Apple Watch. If you are stuck in some situations then only use Apple Watch for the browser or else use iPhone for faster results.
But still, you got a chance to use the browser in your Apple Watch then let’s try for a one-time experience.
According to our team experience, using the internet on Apple Watch is not unique but we can say that it just clues in certain emergency situations. By the way, if a user will use the internet on Apple watch more than 10 to 12 minutes at a time, then the entire battery dies quickly fast. In simple words, you should not access the internet on your Apple Watch as the Main source.
Let’s Dive on the technique to read,
watchOS: How to use the internet on Apple Watch
Find and Connect Nearby WiFi networks under the WiFi settings on Apple Watch,
- Open Settings app [Press Digital Crown button] > Scroll to WiFi > Search Nearby WiFi name and Tap on it to connect or Pair.
Step #1: To use the internet on your Apple Watch you have to share the link via iMessage to yourself of a website that you want to access in the Apple Watch. Else, you can link to Google.com or any of your favorite search engine.
Step #2: Once you have sent the link to your iWatch, open iMessage App and tap on the link to launch a web page on your Wrist.
Note: Doesn’t matter whether you have Apple Watch Series 3, the speed of browsing will be slow. When the page will be loaded Apple Watch will indicate you by tap.
Step #3: So now everything is ready to start exploring the world on the smartwatch. YouTube is currently not compatible with watchOS 5.
To streamline the experience, WatchOS 5 will good to use Safari Reader mode on your Apple Watch.
We would suggest you browse on Apple Watch when you don’t have any option because gradually browser will eat the battery of the Watch and we can’t afford to lose battery.
Moreover, like I said before you have to send a link to yourself in iMessage to use the internet on Apple Watch, so there is no way you can enter URL and directly search from Apple Watch.
Thanks for reading, now enjoy Webkit to Apple Watch to quickly access information on your wrist!
If you’re watching or particular not supported to Apple watch then you will get an error message something like- This link isn’t viewable on Apple watch but you can open it on your iPhone.
Do you get any other trouble or error message while you access the internet on Apple Watch? Don’t hesitate, write down in the comments!
Hope, you don’t miss out to learn how to manually connect Wi-Fi on your Apple watch running watchOS 5 or later!