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How To Connect Apple Watch To Speakers

Yes. Your Apple Watch has a speaker built into it. No. It is not able to play music out of that speaker. If you want to hear music from your Apple Watch, then you need to use Bluetooth headphones or a speaker. On this page, we are going to tell you exactly how you can get an Apple Watch connected to your speakers.

To connect your Apple watch to your speakers, switch the Bluetooth speakers to pairing mode and open up the connection settings on your Apple Watch. Select your Bluetooth speakers, and then you are ready to roll.

Want a more in-depth answer? Don’t worry. We have got you covered. We are going to go through the process step by step. We are also going to answer some of the more burning questions that people tend to have about hooking Apple Watches up to speaker systems. 

How Do You Connect An Apple Watch To a Speaker?

Firstly, you are going to need to ensure that you have a Bluetooth speaker. If you do not, then you can’t hook your Apple Watch up to it. There will be no way to wire the two together.

Switch The Bluetooth Speaker To Pairing Mode:

Your first job is to switch the Bluetooth speaker to pairing mode. The process for this will vary dependent on the model of speaker that you own, so make sure that you read through the manual for your speaker.

Pairing mode will allow the Bluetooth speaker to be discoverable on your Apple Watch.

Connecting The Speaker To Your Apple Watch:

Look for the ‘Settings’ app on your Apple Watch.

Select Bluetooth.

On this list, you should see your Bluetooth speaker. Tap it. If your Bluetooth speaker needs a password, then you will need to enter it at this point. If you don’t know the password for your Bluetooth speaker, then a quick Google search should put you on the right path. The passwords will be pretty generic between brands and is probably something easy like 0000 or 1234, assuming you haven’t changed it.

What Does It Mean If I Can’t Find My Bluetooth Speaker On My Apple Watch?

There are a few reasons why this may happen.

Let’s start with the obvious. Your Bluetooth speaker may not be switched on or turned to pairing mode. Don’t worry. It happens to the best of us. Switch speakers or pairing mode on, and the problem can be dealt with.

Secondly, there may be too much distance between your Apple Watch and the Bluetooth Speakers. Bluetooth is a great piece of tech, but it only works over short distances. If you get more than 10-meters or so away from the source, then your music isn’t going to work.

You may also find that you have difficulties if you have walls in the way, or even a ton of wireless equipment (e.g. Wi-Fi modem) around your Bluetooth speakers.

On some Apple Watches, there is a minor glitch where Bluetooth stops working. Some people have got around this by temporarily switching on Flight Mode then switching it off. Alternatively, you can switch the Apple Watch off and then back on again.

If you still can’t find the speakers and they are 100% on, then there may be a problem with your speakers or your watch. Check whether you can pair them up with other devices.

Do You Need To Unpair Your Apple Watch From Your Bluetooth Speakers?

Only in the following situation:

  • You want to pair the Bluetooth speakers with another device.

One of the cool things about the Apple Watch is that it will support multiple Bluetooth outputs, and you can switch between them whenever you wish.

You will not be able to pair your Bluetooth speakers with another device while they are paired with the Apple Watch. You will need to read the manual for your Bluetooth speakers to unpair them. In most cases, this is going to involve nothing more than pressing and holding a button on the Bluetooth speakers.

How Do You Unpair An Apple Watch From Bluetooth Speakers

This is pretty easy.

Start by opening up the ‘Settings’ app on your Apple Watch.

Navigate to the Bluetooth section.

Find your Bluetooth speakers in the list. Look for the button to the right that opens up the ‘info’ link.

Select ‘Forget Device’.

You will now need to repair the Apple Watch to the Bluetooth speakers if you plan on using them again.

How Do You Switch Output Source On An Apple Watch?

Apple Watch supports multiple output devices, although you will only be able to use one output at a time.

When your music is playing, press and hold your finger on the screen; eventually, a menu will pop up. Select the ‘AirPlay’ option.

You will now be able to select from the various devices that are paired with your Apple Watch. Click your Bluetooth speakers, headphones, etc.

Do bear in mind that this option may display devices that are paired, even if you are not in range of them. This means that if you do not hear any music, you are going to need to try and work out what the problem is. 

If you are not in the range of a selected device, the Apple Watch will always try to automatically connect to the Bluetooth device that is in range. If multiple devices are in range, then it will connect to the last one that it was connected to.


If you want to connect your Apple Watch to a speaker, then you will need a Bluetooth speaker. It isn’t too difficult to get them connected up either. All you need to do is switch the Bluetooth speakers to pairing mode and open up the connection options on your Apple Watch . Remember, you are able to pair multiple devices to your Apple Watch, so you can easily switch between speakers and headphones whenever you wish.

Steven Carr

Steven is a certified IT professional and gaming enthusiast. He has been working in the tech industry for over 10 years, and specializes in all things Tech-related. When he's not geeking out over the latest hardware or software release, he can be found testing out the latest video game.

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