Apple Watch® - Turn Cellular On / Off

If you want to turn cellular on or off on your Apple Watch, view this info.


  • The steps below apply to the Apple Watch Series 3 and newer models.
  • Apple Watch uses the best connection available (e.g., Bluetooth to your iPhone, Wi-Fi, or Cellular).
  • These steps walk you through how to turn cellular off (e.g., to save battery life).


  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the Watch face to open Control Center.
  2. Tap the Cellular icon.
    Note The cellular icon is green in color and the signal strength is displayed (upper-left) when there is an active cellular connection.
    Watch control center