Apple is reportedly working on new software updates that could revolutionize the way that users interact with their Apple Watch. According to a recent rumor, Apple is developing updates that would allow users to pair their Apple Watch with multiple Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Currently, Apple Watches can only be paired with one iPhone, and there is no facility for pairing or syncing with other devices in the ecosystem.
Will Apple Watch users soon be able to pair with iPhone, iPad, and Mac?
As reported on Twitter by @analyst941, this change, if implemented, would open up a whole new world of possibilities for Apple Watch users. Once an Apple Watch is paired with an iPhone, it can already be used in conjunction with an iPad logged into the same Apple ID for Apple Fitness+ workout routines. Additionally, Mac users can use their Apple Watch to unlock their computers, authenticate apps, view passwords, and authorize online Apple Pay transactions. However, with these updates, users would be able to sync their Apple Watch across multiple devices.
The exact method of syncing across multiple devices is still unknown, but it is speculated that iCloud syncing could be one possibility. This is similar to how AirPods work across devices. It is also unclear whether an iPhone will still be required for setting up an Apple Watch before it can sync with other Apple devices logged into the same iCloud account.
It is still unclear when this update will come into effect, as there is no information on whether it will come this year with watchOS 10, iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS 14, or if it will be held over until 2024. This means that we may not see this feature for some time yet.
The leaker behind the rumor has a history of accurately leaking information, having leaked accurate information about the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island before the device was announced last year. However, they do not have a long-term track record with rumors yet, so there is no guarantee that the latest information they shared will prove to be accurate.
If these rumors do prove to be true, it would be a game-changer for Apple Watch users. The ability to sync the Apple Watch across multiple devices would be a massive step forward in terms of convenience and ease of use. It would allow users to seamlessly switch between devices and continue using their Apple Watch without having to constantly pair and unpair it from different devices. We will have to wait and see if these rumors turn out to be true, but if they do, it could be a very exciting development for Apple users.