If you’re considering purchasing an Apple Watch but are unsure about your iPhone’s compatibility with the one you want, you’ve arrived at the right place. In this article, we compile each ‌iPhone‌ model and the Apple Watch models that are in sync with each device.

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iPhone 5

  • Apple Watch (1st generation)
  • Series 1
  • Series 2

iPhone 5s

  • Apple Watch (1st generation)
  • Series 1
  • Series 2
  • Series 4 (GPS)

iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus

  • Apple Watch (1st generation)
  • Series 1
  • Series 2
  • Series 4 (GPS)
  • Series 4 (GPS + Cellular)

iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus

  • Apple Watch (1st generation)
  • Series 1
  • Series 2
  • Series 3
  • Series 4 (GPS)
  • Series 4 (GPS + Cellular)
  • Series 5
  • Series 6
  • SE (1st generation)
  • Series 7

iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus

  • Apple Watch (1st generation)
  • Series 1
  • Series 2
  • Series 3
  • Series 4 (GPS)
  • Series 4 (GPS + Cellular)
  • Series 5
  • Series 6
  • SE (1st generation)
  • Series 7

iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus

  • Apple Watch (1st generation)
  • Series 1
  • Series 2
  • Series 3
  • Series 4 (GPS)
  • Series 4 (GPS + Cellular)
  • Series 5
  • Series 6
  • SE (1st generation)
  • Series 7
  • Series 8
  • SE (2nd generation)
  • Ultra

iPhone X

  • Apple Watch (1st generation)
  • Series 1
  • Series 2
  • Series 3
  • Series 4 (GPS)
  • Series 4 (GPS + Cellular)
  • Series 5
  • Series 6
  • SE (1st generation)
  • Series 7
  • Series 8
  • SE (2nd generation)
  • Ultra

iPhone XS or Later

  • Apple Watch (1st generation)
  • Series 1
  • Series 2
  • Series 3
  • Series 4 (GPS)
  • Series 4 (GPS + Cellular)
  • Series 5
  • Series 6
  • SE (1st generation)
  • Series 7
  • Series 8
  • SE (2nd generation)
  • Ultra
  • Series 9
  • Ultra 2

Always make sure to keep your ‌iPhone‌’s software up-to-date with the latest supported version of iOS; otherwise, it may not pair with an Apple Watch that is compatible. You can do this in your ‌iPhone‌’s Settings app (General ➝ Software Update). The same applies to the Apple Watch of your choice. You can check the version of watchOS it is running by navigating to the Watch app on your ‌iPhone‌(My Watch ➝ General ➝ Software Update).

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