The Apple Watch may soon be able to sync with multiple devices and not just a singular iPhone, with the new feature potentially arriving as part of the upcoming watchOS 10 update.
That's if a rumor via Twitter leaker @analyst941 is to be believed, at least, with the tip suggesting Apple will soon expand how the smartwatch syncs with other Apple devices.
Currently, any Apple Watch is limited to pairing with just one iPhone - even if, once paired, it can link up with an iPad in order to follow along with Apple Fitness+ classes, or help unlock a Mac.
With the rumored change, however, the Apple Watch would be able to be set up and synced with multiple iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
Apple Watch can sync across more than one Apple device too, finally. I don’t know how this will be implemented. All I know, again, **ALL** I know, is that Apple Watch will sync across multiple iOS/iPadOS/Mac devices, and will no longer be tied to one single iPhone.— 941 (@analyst941) April 27, 2023
Not much detail aside from this suggestion has been posted by the leaker - only the admission that it's unclear how Apple is actually planning to implement this, and that it could arrive this year or next - but we have seen Apple devices like AirPods Pro handle multiple device pairing with aplomb over the last few years.
Potentially, it could also mean that an iPhone is no longer required for setup, which would open up a massive opportunity for Android phone owners to consider the Apple Watch, but this is all pure speculation at this stage.
In fact, given the strength of the source, we're taking this leaked info with a huge pinch of salt.
While they were an accurate source of information regarding the iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island before it launched, their track record isn't extensive.
What we would say, though, is that seeing the Apple Watch break free from the iPhone was something we mentioned in our recent 10 things we want to see in watchOS 10.
Pairing and syncing with multiple devices would certainly go some way to delivering that, so let's hope it's a feature that lands as part of the upcoming software update.
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