Apple Watch® - Turn Wi-Fi On / Off

Note Notes:

  • The steps below apply to the Apple Watch Series 3 and newer models.
  • Your Apple Watch auto-connects to networks you have joined before that meet the 802.11b/g/n 2.4 GHz standard (i.e., not compatible with 5 GHz networks).


  1. From the watch face screen, swipe up to access the Control Center.
    Watch face
  2. To determine if you are connected to Wi-Fi, look for the indicator in the upper-left of the Control Center screen.
    Note The Wi-Fi icon Wi-Fi icon (upper-left) is displayed in place of the phone icon.
    WiFi indicators
  3. To disconnect from Wi-Fi, tap the Wi-Fi icon.
    Note The icon dims and your Watch disables all Wi-Fi connections.
    Note The Wi-Fi network disconnected from is not rejoined unless one or more of the following takes place:
    • It turns 5 am local time
    • It is turned back on (by pressing the icon)
    • You move to a new location
    • You restart your Watch
    Wi-Fi icon


Related Topic: Wireless Connection Status