Trending December 2023 # How To Find The Serial Number And Imei On Your Apple Watch # Suggested January 2024 # Top 21 Popular

You are reading the article How To Find The Serial Number And Imei On Your Apple Watch updated in December 2023 on the website We hope that the information we have shared is helpful to you. If you find the content interesting and meaningful, please share it with your friends and continue to follow and support us for the latest updates. Suggested January 2024 How To Find The Serial Number And Imei On Your Apple Watch

If you need to contact Apple Support, check your warranty, or are interested in purchasing a used Apple Watch, you may need to grab the serial number or IMEI.

Depending on the model, you can see these identifiers in the Settings, on your iPhone, and on the Apple Watch case. So, whether your smartwatch is up and running or missing in action, here’s how to find the serial number and IMEI on Apple Watch (Amazon, Best Buy).

Table of Contents

About the IMEI Number

While all Apple Watch models have a serial number, not all have an IMEI. The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is only available on Apple Watch GPS + Cellular models.

If you’re unsure which model you have, you can identify your Apple Watch using the model number and Apple’s Support site.

Open the Settings on Apple Watch

If your Apple Watch is working and you’re able to open its apps, this is the handiest place to find the serial number and IMEI.

    Open the


    app on your Apple Watch. You can do this by pressing the Digital Crown and locating









    This screen provides you with the details of your Watch including the serial number, IMEI if applicable, and the model number.

    Open the Watch App on iPhone

    Maybe you don’t have your Apple Watch with you or you’re unable to use it or open apps. In this case, you can see its serial number and IMEI on your paired iPhone.

      Open the

      Apple Watch

      app on your iPhone.

      Select the

      My Watch

      tab at the bottom.







      Similar to the screen in Settings on your Apple Watch, you’ll see the serial number, IMEI if applicable, the model number, Wi-Fi address, and other details.

      Tip: You can copy the serial number from this spot too. Simply tap, hold, and select Copy.

      Look on the Apple Watch Case

      You can see the serial number for your Apple Watch on its case. The location differs depending on the model and the case does not include the IMEI.

      For the Apple Watch 1st generation, you’ll see the serial number engraved on the back of the case.

      For Apple Watch Series 1 or later, Apple Watch Hermès, Apple Watch Nike, and Apple Watch SE, the serial number is in the band slot.

      Remove the band from your Watch by holding the button on the back of the case and sliding the band outward. Look inside the band slot and you’ll see the serial number. (As you can see in the screenshot below from Apple’s website, it’s quite tiny. Consider using your iPhone magnifier to see it.)

      Other Spots With the Apple Watch Serial Number

      While the above locations are the quickest and easiest ones for finding your Apple Watch serial number, you do have a few other options. If you’re signed into iCloud using the same Apple ID as your other devices, you can look it up on your iCloud account.

      On iPhone or iPad, open the Settings and select your Apple ID. Move down to the devices area at the bottom of the screen and select your Apple Watch. You’ll see the serial number along with the model and watchOS version.

      On Mac, open System Preferences and select Apple ID. Choose your Apple Watch on the left and you’ll see its serial number and watchOS version on the right.

      On the web, sign into the Apple ID website. Choose Devices on the left and select your Apple Watch on the right. You’ll see a pop-up window with its serial number at the top and the bottom with additional details similar to that on your other Apple devices.

      With a couple of spots to find the IMEI on Apple Watch and several locations for the serial number, you can find these numbers easily when you need them.

      You're reading How To Find The Serial Number And Imei On Your Apple Watch

      How To Increase The Text Size On Your Apple Watch

      Apple’s smartwatch comes in two sizes for an increased chance of it fitting on your wrist. However, when it comes to the screen’s readability, there aren’t any differences between the 40mm and 44mm variants that are currently available. Therefore, if you want to increase the text size on your Apple Watch, you need to turn to its software customization.

      At the moment (if your smartwatch and your smartphone run the latest software version), you have two methods to increase the text size on your Apple Watch. We cover both of those methods, which are equally quick and straightforward, below. 

      Increase the Text Size on an Apple Watch Using an iPhone

      The Watch app on your iPhone manages pretty much every single aspect of your smartwatch. Therefore, it doesn’t come as a surprise that you can use it to adjust the text size as well. Here’s how that is done.

      1. Open the Watch app on your smartphone. Make sure to select the “My Watch” tab and ensure that the correct Apple Watch is set. (You should see your watch’s name at the top).

      2. Then, scroll down until you see the “Display & Brightness” group of settings. Tap to enter this group of settings.

      3. At this moment, you should see a couple of sliders. Pay attention to the one next to “Text Size.” This is where you can increase or decrease the text size on your Apple Watch with six levels available. By default, the text size on your Apple Watch will be on the fourth level, which gives you space to make things bigger. Adjust the slider as you see fit.

      4. Just below the “Text Size” slider, you will see the option to make the text on your Apple Watch bold. We have to note that enabling this slider has a dramatic effect, making it very useful if you’re having a hard time navigating your smartwatch. 

      That’s it! There’s no need to save or apply any of your changes, as the Watch app will do that for you. Exit the Watch app on your iPhone, and you should see your changes reflected on your Apple Watch.

      Increase the Text Size via the Watch Itself

      Aside from doing so using your iPhone, you can make the changes directly on your Apple Watch. Go through the following steps.

      1. Press the “Digital Crown” on your Apple Watch to access its main menu. You should see an array of icons leading to individual apps. Tap on “Settings.”

      2. Use your finger or the Digital Crown to scroll down until you see “Display & Brightness.” Tap on this group of customizations to reveal what hides behind.

      3. Scroll just a bit down and tap on “Text Size.” You will see a green bar that allows you to choose from six different levels of text size.

      4. Feel free to use the “Digital Crown” or the “Aa” virtual buttons to change your Apple Watch’s text size. Once you’re happy with your selection, tap on the arrow button in the top-left corner to go back one step in the Settings app.

      5. We also recommend checking whether making the text bolder could make a difference. (It usually does.) You can find this option just below the “Text Size” button. It comes as a simple ON/OFF switch, and you can preview the results immediately.

      That’s it! You are now free to exit the Settings app (done by pressing the Digital Crown) and return to your main watch face. Feel free to take a look around your Apple Watch and see whether you need to readjust its text size a bit more.


      Now that you’ve learned how to increase the text size on your Apple Watch, if you’d like to learn a couple more things, here are you some recommendations. First, check out our beginner’s guide to navigating your Apple Watch. Then, follow it with how to change your move, exercise, and stand goals on your smartwatch. 

      Isaac Norman

      Isaac is a freelance writer with over a decade of experience covering the latest technological innovations. Mainly focused on Apple-related software and hardware systems, his aspiration is to explore all the ways today’s digital world intertwines with our everyday life.

      Subscribe to our newsletter!

      Our latest tutorials delivered straight to your inbox

      Sign up for all newsletters.

      By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and European users agree to the data transfer policy. We will not share your data and you can unsubscribe at any time.

      How To Find Your Spotify Wrapped And Apple Music Replay

      With the year running out, we can’t deny that music has been a part of our lifestyle. There are music genres we’ve come to love. But if you’re like me, there’s a chance that you still can’t keep a tab of your music preference. Don’t worry! Spotify Wrap and Apple Music Replay give year-in-review stats of your best genres, artists, podcasts, and more.

      This review glints the last days of the year with memories worth keeping. Whether you use Spotify or Apple Music, or both, I’ll show you how to find your Spotify Wrapped and Apple Music Replay 2023 stats in this post.

      What is Spotify Wrapped 2023 all about?

      Spotify Wrapped is the yearly round-up of users’ listening habits on the app, from podcasts to music and more. It works by creating playlists based on your 2023 streaming stats.

      However, this years’ Wrapped started to unwrap on December 1. And it comes with new features besides the one that personalizes your wraps.

      Ultimately, this years’ Spotify Wrapped features a wrap blend to compare your wrap with a friend’s, a guessing game where you can select the odd fact out in your listening stats, and a visualization aura to show your top music moods for the year.

      Besides, personalizing your wraps using your listening stats lets you see what’s most-streamed in your region. And then it stashes them in different playlists.

      While Spotify Wrapped rounds up the best music and podcasts, it only does so for months in 2023 besides December. So that means you can’t see December stats!

      How to find your 2023 Spotify Wrapped

      Typically, a 2023 Wrapped widget appears at the top of the Spotify mobile app. But if it doesn’t, in your case, open the Spotify app and search for “Wrapped” from the search bar. Tap 2023 Wrapped when you see the banner.

      Alternatively, you can open a browser on your mobile phone and go to the Spotify 2023 Wrapped directory. Then open in-app by tapping Download Spotify to begin.

      Once opened, you can view your listening history under Your 2023 Wrapped. If you don’t see any artists or songs featured in your 2023 personalized Wrapped, you’ve probably not listened to enough of them before now. That section includes an overview of the time you spent listening to specific genres or artists in 2023, among others.

      Under The Top Tracks & Artists of 2023, you’ll see a slide of the world’s top tracks and songs of the year. You can also view more in-depth stats and categories when you scroll down.

      For instance, you can see the most-streamed songs or artists in your region and select your country from here to see what’s topping.

      And while scrolling, you’ll see 2023 Wrapped: Blend. Tap the cross widget to share your stats with friends and family on social media and compare your listening trends for 2023.

      Why can’t I see my Spotify wrapped?

      As said earlier, you might not be able to view a cap of your 2023 listening trend if you’ve not streamed enough content on the Spotify app. But if you’re sure that you’re a consistent streamer, simply closing and re-opening Spotify might work.

      Additionally, an outdated Spotify app might prevent you from viewing your personalized stats for the year. So the best solution here is to update your app. To do this, search for Spotify. You’ll see the update option if your Spotify app isn’t up to date.

      What is Apple Music Replay 2023?

      Apple Music Replay is similar to Spotify Wrapped in that it also gives you a review of your top songs and artists on Apple Music.

      However, unlike Spotify Wrapped, it puts the stats weekly and then rounds it up into an Apple Music Replay experience. So instead of seeing your top music once every year, you get to keep a weekly track of your music trend.

      How can you find your Apple Music Replay 2023 stats?

      You can’t access your Apple Music Replay in-app as you would do for Spotify Wrapped. Hence, to start, you need to visit the official Apple Music page via your browser (preferably, a PC).

      But before you begin, you need to switch on the Use Listening History option in your iPhone settings. To do that:

      Open Settings.

      Scroll down and tap Music.

      Note: Like Spotify Wrapped, you can’t see a cap of your music stats if you’ve not streamed enough artists or songs on the platform. Additionally, these stats don’t include the music in your local library.

      This story-telling behavior alone makes these music streaming services worth it. Even if you want to adopt a new music regime in the coming year, they let you keep your top songs, genres, and artists in your evergreen diary.

      You can tell from these stats the music types that fascinated you more in the outgoing year. And you can always compare these stats with previous or coming years to see how dynamic your music preference is.

      Read more:

      Author Profile


      Idowu is an avid tech writer and a software surfer who loves covering knowledge gaps in consumer software, including anything related to iPhones. Well, when he’s not reading and learning new things, you’ll find Idowu losing gallantly on a solid chessboard or virtually on Lichess.

      How To Share Your Activity Data From Apple Watch And Iphone

      Need some inspiration to stick to your fitness regime? Or want to push your friends towards a healthier lifestyle? Well, sharing your Activity data from Apple Watch or iPhone might be a good idea. 

      It not only enables you to share data with trainers for better guidance but also allows you to compete with friends in weekly challenges. Amazing, right? Now that you are all pepped up, let me show you to set up Activity Sharing and compete using your Apple Watch and iPhone.

      What to know before you start sharing Activity?

      Activity Sharing works as a two-way lane for sharing daily progress, monitoring workouts, exchanging encouragements, and more. And you can add up to 40 friends.

      Notably, you won’t get a comprehensive data chart, health trends, or alerts like you do with iOS 15 Health Sharing. Instead, only these data points are shared across the board:

      Daily Activity rings progress

      Steps and distance traveled

      Standing hours

      Workout type

      Duration of the exercises

      Calories burned

      Along with that, they can also see your iCloud email address, time zone, and the Workout awards you have won.

      What about my privacy?

      When you enable Activity Sharing, Apple will also receive a copy of this data. As per Apple, this allows them to share the data with the other involved party securely.

      The tech giant also adds that they retain the data for a short span and only use it to enable and facilitate the setting. You can check the privacy details anytime from the Fitness app; tap See how your data is managed from the summary tab.

      Turn on Activity Sharing on iPhone

      To invite and add friends to Activity Sharing, you must enable the feature. You’ll need to use the paired iPhone to do so.

      And if it is not enabled, a prompt will appear on your Apple Watch, “To start sharing your activity, use the Activity app on your iPhone.“

      Launch the Fitness app and go to the Sharing Tab.

      Tap Get Started to enable the setting.

      How to add friends to share Activity on Apple Watch or iPhone

      Send invitation from Apple Watch

      Open the Activity app.

      Swipe left and scroll to the bottom.

      Tap Invite a Friend.

      Here, look for the friend and tap their name.

      You can check out all the previously invited people here; tap the name to Invite Again or Remove the invite.

      Invite using iPhone

      This section also shows pending invites. Swipe left, and tap Delete to remove them, and resend the invite if you wish to.

      How to accept Activity Sharing invite

      The moment someone sends you an Activity Sharing invite, your Apple Watch and iPhone should ping. And here’s what you need to do next.

      On Apple Watch

      Launch the Activity app, swipe left, and then scroll down.

      You’ll see the invite under an Awaiting Your Reply heading.

      Tap Accept or Decline accordingly.

      On iPhone

      That’s it! You are all set to share your activity data with your friends. Now, let’s see how to challenge them.

      Compete with friends on the Activity app

      Whenever a friend closes all three rings or achieves something great, you will get a notification on your Watch. Hit Compete (from the notification) and let the seven-day war begin.

      And if you want to start the challenge upfront, here’s what you should do.

      Challenge a friend to compete from your iPhone

      Launch the Fitness app → Sharing tab.

      Tap the friend’s name you want to compete with.

      Select Compete with ‘name/iCloud ID.’

      Tap Invite ‘name/iCloud ID’ to set the challenge.

      How to compete on Apple Watch

      Open the Activity app, swipe left, and select the friend.

      Scroll down and hit Compete.

      Tap Invite ‘name/iCloud ID‘ to confirm the action.

      Once your friend has accepted the invitation, it’s game time! You earn a point for every percent added to the rings. A maximum of 600 points for grabs in a day and 4,200 points in a week.

      One who has the most points is declared the winner. Along with bragging rights, the winner also earns an award. So, let’s get moving, no slacking, my friend!

      How to check your friend’s progress

      Whether you are competing with a friend or not, you might want to keep an eye out for their progress. And offer praises for their successes, support during stormy days, and motivate them to do better each day.

      On Apple Watch

      Open the Activity app, swipe left, and select the friend.

      You’ll see their rings first; scroll down to see all the details.

      On iPhone

      In the Fitness app, go to the Sharing tab.

      Tap the friend’s name.

      Here, you can see all the shared metrics.

      Look at everyone’s progress at once from iPhone

      Launch the Fitness app → Sharing tab.

      Tap Sort.

      Here, you’ll see multiple metrics like Move, Steps, Exercise, and Workout to choose from.

      Select the preferred option.

      Now, all the friends will be listed in ascending order of the metric selected.

      How to mute notifications, hide or stop sharing activity

      The sharing window on iPhone and Apple Watch also boasts a few more actions.

      How to send a message to all friends from the Activity app

      You surpassed your daily goal and want to share the good news with everyone. However, sending individual messages might eat up your time.

      Apple has wisely thought of that as well, and here’s how you can share your success with all.

      From the Sharing tab, tap the Account icon.

      Select the Message icon.

      Type in the message, and send it to all.

      Share Activity rings with those who don’t have Apple Watch

      What if you wish to flex your success with someone who doesn’t own an Apple Watch? Here’s how to do it.

      Fire up the Fitness app → Sharing tab, tap on Me.

      Tap the Share button from the top right of the page.

      Here select a preferred option; you can email the data, share it on Twitter, Facebook, print, or even save it to Files.

      How to view your Activity awards

      As mentioned above, the app also offers awards when you win a competition. And, you can easily keep track of your ever-growing gallery.

      From iPhone

      In the Fitness app, go to the Summary tab.

      Scroll down to the Awards section

      Tap Show More.

      From Apple Watch

      Open the Activity app.

      Swipe left to the last (third) window.

      Scroll down to explore the section.

      You can check all the awards and competitions in which you have taken part here.

      Fixes to common issues with Activity Sharing

      Can’t send an invitation

      Reconfirm your friend’s Apple ID and resend the invitation.

      Try to sign out of your iCloud account, and they sign in again.

      Check your Activity sharing friend list. If you have 40 friends, you might have to remove someone before adding a new one.

      Ensure that you’re signed in to iCloud and the iPhone is connected to the internet.

      Sign out and sign in to your iCloud account.

      Enable and disable Airplane Mode.

      I hope this article gave you a comprehensive understanding of how to set up and share your activity on the Apple Watch and iPhone.

      I should confess, I am not a fitness freak but, competing with friends and the euphoria of completing those rings is quite tempting. You should surely give it a try.

      Read more:

      Author Profile


      A self-professed Geek who loves to explore all things Apple. I thoroughly enjoy discovering new hacks, troubleshooting issues, and finding and reviewing the best products and apps currently available. My expertise also includes curating opinionated and honest editorials. If not this, you might find me surfing the web or listening to audiobooks.

      How To Automatically Change Your Apple Watch Face Based On Time Or Location

      Automatically changing watch faces is one of the many Apple Watch hacks few people know about. The process is pretty straightforward and involves using the Shortcuts app to create watch face automation.

      We’ll show you how to change Apple Watch (Amazon, Best Buy) faces based on time schedules and location activities.

      Table of Contents

      Note: Apple Watch automation in Shortcuts works with iPhones, and Apple watches running at least iOS 14 and watchOS 7, respectively.

      Change Apple Watch Face Based on Time

      Open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone and follow the steps below:

      Head to the Automation tab and select Create Personal Automation.

      Select Time of Day on the “New Automation” screen.

      Set the preferred time you want your Apple Watch’s screen changed. You can choose Sunrise, Sunset, or set a specific time of the day.

      To set a specific time, tap the preset time, and select the hour, minute, and time convention—AM or PM. Tap anywhere outside the time box to proceed.

      Next, select a “Repeat” schedule—Daily, Weekly, or Monthly—and tap Next in the top-right corner.

      For a “Weekly” schedule, choose the days you want the watch face automation repeated. If you prefer a “Monthly” schedule, select a day in the month when you want to repeat the automation.

      Tap the Add Action button.

      Go to the Apps tab, tap Watch, and select Set Watch Face.

      Alternatively, type watch face in the search bar and tap Set Watch Face.

      The next step is to select a watch face category. Tap Face in the “Set active watch face to” section.

      Select a watch face category to proceed. Or, tap Ask Each Time to manually choose your preferred watch face at the scheduled time.

      Refer to this Apple Watch User Guide document to learn more about watch faces and their features.

      Tap Next to continue.

      Toggle off Ask Before Running, select Don’t Ask on the prompt, and tap Done to save the automation.

      That’ll redirect you to the Automation dashboard. To edit the automation, tap on it and select the condition you want to modify. Tap Done in the top-right corner to save the changes.

      Toggle off Enable This Automation to suspend Shortcuts from automatically changing your watch face.

      To delete the automation, return to the “Automations” dashboard, swipe the watch face automation to the left, and tap Delete.

      The Shortcuts app will display a notification when the automation runs at the set schedule. Check your Apple Watch face to confirm if it works.

      If you want to change your watch’s face multiple times in a day, week, or month, you’ll need to create multiple automations. Say you want different watch faces at 10 AM and 6 PM every day; create automation for each period.

      Change Apple Watch Face Based on Location

      Having different watch faces based on different periods of the day is fun. However, changing your Apple Watch face based on your activities around a location is way more interesting.

      The Shortcuts app lets you configure your watch to use a new face when you arrive or leave an area. Follow the steps below to set up location-based automation for your Apple Watch face.

      Open Shortcuts, select Automations at the bottom of the screen and tap the plus icon in the top-right corner.

      Tap the Create Personal Automation button.

      Select Arrive if you want to change your Apple Watch face when you reach a preferred location. Otherwise, select Leave to change your watch face when you depart a place/location.

      Tap Choose in the “Location” row.

      Tap Allow While Using App to grant the Shortcuts app access to your location.

      Select a recent location from the list or enter an address in the search bar. Tap Current Location to set your present region as the preferred location. Tap Done in the top-right corner to continue.

      Select Any Time to use a different watch face any time you arrive (or leave) at the location. Otherwise, select Time Range to choose a period when the change occurs. Tap Next to proceed.

      Say you set a 5 PM – 9 PM time range; your watch face will only change when you arrive or leave the location within those hours.

      Tap Add Action to proceed.

      Head to the “Apps” tab, select Watch, and tap Set Watch Face.

      Better yet, type watch face in the search bar, and select Set Watch Face.

       Tap Face in the “Set active watch face to” section, choose a watch face category, and tap Next.

       Review the location-based automation and tap Done.

      Note: Unlike time-based automation, your watch face won’t change automatically when you arrive or leave a location. Instead, Shortcuts will display a pop-up asking you to confirm the watch face change manually.

      Watch Face Not Changing Automatically? Try These N Fixes

      Your watch may fail to automatically change its wallpaper if it’s outdated or disconnected from your iPhone. Bugs in your iPhone’s operating system can also cause the problem. If your watch face doesn’t change according to the time or location automation, these troubleshooting tricks should resolve the issue:

      Disable Airplane Mode on Your Apple Watch

      Airplane mode disconnects your Apple Watch from your iPhone. Swipe up from the bottom of your watch face and check the top-right corner of the Control Center.

      If a red crossed-out phone icon is in the top-right corner, your Apple Watch isn’t connected to your iPhone. Disabling airplane mode should fix this problem.

      Scroll down to the Control Center, tap the orange airplane icon, and wait for the iPhone icon to turn green.

      Additionally, make sure Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are toggled off in the “Airplane Mode Behavior” section.

      One more thing: make sure your iPhone and Apple Watch’s Bluetooth are turned on. Open your watch’s Settings app, tap Bluetooth, scroll to the bottom of the page, and toggle on Bluetooth.

      Refer to our tutorial on reconnecting Apple Watch to iPhone if the problem persists.

      Check Location Services Permission

      You need to grant “Shortcuts” and “Apple Watch Faces” access to your location to use location-based automation. Failure to do so will prevent the app from tracking your arrival or departure from an area.

      Return to the Location Services menu and configure the same location access for the Shortcuts app.

      Select Shortcuts, select While Using the App, and toggle on Precise Location.

      Restart Your Devices

      Rebooting your Apple Watch or iPhone can fix temporary glitches preventing your watch face from changing automatically.

      If you’re charging your Apple Watch, take it off its charger. Press and hold the watch’s side button and drag the Power Off slider to the right.

      Wait for 30 seconds for your watch to shut down completely. Afterward, press and hold the side button again to restart the watch. Release the button when you see the Apple logo on the screen. If the problem persists, reboot your iPhone and check again.

      Update Your Devices

      Software bugs in your iPhone or Apple Watch’s operating system can prevent both devices from synchronizing information correctly. Open your Apple Watch and iPhone settings menu and install any available software update for both devices.

      Automation is Fun

      How To Set Up Emergency Medical Id On Iphone And Apple Watch

      Everyone should know how to set up the emergency Medical ID on iPhone as it can potentially save your life. This feature stores essential health information about you that first responders and others can use during emergencies such as an accident.

      It includes your emergency contacts and can be viewed even when your phone is locked. Further, it can be linked to your Apple Watch too. Here’s everything you need to know to create and share your Medical ID on your iPhone and Apple Watch. Let’s start with the basics.

      What is Medical ID on iPhone? 

      Your Medical ID on the iPhone or Apple Watch stores medical details about you that can be useful in emergencies. The details include:  

      Name, date of birth, and Apple ID photo

      Medical conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, or asthma

      Medications you are currently on

      Medical notes such as if you have a pacemaker in your heart

      Allergies and reactions

      Blood type

      Organ donor status

      Height and weight

      Primary language

      Emergency contacts and their phone numbers

      How to create an emergency Medical ID on iPhone

      Open the Health app and stay on the Summary tab. 

      If you have previously set up a Medical ID and want to update it, tap Edit in the upper-right corner.

      Enter the relevant information like your date of birth, allergies, blood type, etc.  

      To make your Medical ID available from your iPhone Lock screen, toggle on Show When Locked. This can enable others to see it during an emergency. 

      Note: If you’re in the United States, you can also turn on Share During Emergency Call. This will share your Medical ID with emergency responders through Emergency SOS.

      How to set up Medical ID on an Apple Watch

      After setting up your Medical ID on your iPhone, it’s essential to add it to your Apple Watch if you use one. Many first responders are trained to look for medical bracelets when attending to patients in an emergency.

      This means your Apple Watch is more likely to be checked in an emergency than your iPhone. So, follow these steps to add your Medical ID to Apple Watch. 

      Open the Watch app on your iPhone

      Go to My Watch → Health → Medical ID.

      Make sure all the details are accurate and enable the option to Show When Locked.

      Along with your Medical ID, it’s vital to set up emergency contacts on your iPhone. They will be notified when using the Emergency SOS on your iPhone or Apple Watch. Here’s how to add or edit your emergency contacts: 

      Open iPhone’s Health app and go to the Summary tab. 

      Tap your profile photo at the top-right and select Medical ID.

      Tap Add Emergency Contact. 

      To delete an emergency contact, tap the red minus symbol.

      You can access medical ID from the lock screen of an iPhone or Apple Watch, provided that the Show When Locked feature was enabled when setting it up. Let’s see how to view it.

      How to view someone’s Medical ID

      On iPhone

      When iPhone is locked:

      At the bottom left, tap Emergency → Medical ID.

      If the iPhone is unlocked:

      Open the Health app → tap the profile picture → tap Medical ID.

      If you need to call emergency services, hold down the Side button with either Volume button, then slide across on the Emergency SOS option. Or repeatedly press the Side button or the Sleep/Wake button five times.

      This activates Emergency SOS and will call the emergency services in your country.

      When you complete the call, the iPhone will send a message to emergency contacts and show the Medical ID.

      On Apple Watch 

      Long-press the Side button, then slide over the Medical ID option.

      To call emergency services, long-press the Side button, and slide across the Emergency SOS option.

      This will make a call to the emergency services in your country. If your Apple Watch does not have a cellular plan, it must be close to a paired iPhone for this function to work.

      After the emergency call, the Apple Watch will alert each emergency contact and displays the Medical ID.

      FAQ related to emergency Medical ID

      Read more:

      Author Profile


      Mehak has a master’s degree in communication and over ten years of writing experience. Her passion for technology and Apple products led her to iGeeksBlog, where she specializes in writing product roundups and app recommendations for fellow Apple users. When not typing away on her MacBook Pro, she loves being lost in a book or out exploring the world.

      Update the detailed information about How To Find The Serial Number And Imei On Your Apple Watch on the website. We hope the article's content will meet your needs, and we will regularly update the information to provide you with the fastest and most accurate information. Have a great day!