Is the Huawei Watch GT 2 compatible with an iPhone?
Yes, the Huawei Watch GT 2 is compatible and works with the iPhone 11. You can also pair it to any iPhone running iOS 9 or later ( that includes the following; iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone SE 2020, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max). However, you won’t get full functionality as with a Huawei smartphone.
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Huawei Watch GT 2 features that don’t work with an iPhone
You cannot change or install new watch faces directly from the Huawei Health app on iOS. You cannot transfer or play music directly from your iPhone using the watch Huawei watch GT2. The stress measurement feature will not be enabled. And finally, even though you would be able to measure the SPO2 data (your Blood/Hemoglobin oxygen saturation level) the Huawei Health App on iOS does not synchronize the data collected by the smartwatch.
How to connect or pair the Huawei Watch GT 2 with an iPhone (Step by step)
- Unpair / disconnect the Huawei Watch GT 2 with any previously paired device
- If the Watch GT 2 is brand new, it will activate its pairing mode on the first boot. But in case your watch was already paired with another smartphone, then you would first need to unpair it because it only connects to one smartphone at a time. To unpair with a previous device, go to the watch GT 2 settings, then system, and click “Disconnect”. After disconnection, it will automatically enable pairing mode.
- Download / install the Huawei Health app from the iPhone app store
- To use the watch GT 2 with an iPhone, you first need to connect it. And the only way to do so is by installing the Huawei app for iPhone. So, head on to the App Store, download the “Huawei Health App”, and let it install. (????Point of notice, the Huawei Health App icon on iOS looks very different from the one on Android. ????Because if they made it look the same, they would surely have some serious problems with Apple because it’s pretty much a direct copy).
- Launch the Huawei Health app, go to devices and click add a device
- After installation, the next step is to pair your iPhone with the watch. To achieve that, launch the “Huawei Health App” and turn on your Watch GT 2. With the smartwatch on, launch the Health app on your iPhone, then go to devices, and click add a device. Select “Smartwatch” and choose the Huawei Watch GT 2 series.
- Select the Huawei Watch GT 2 after the Health app finishes scanning
- When the app finishes scanning automatically, it will show any nearby Watch GT 2 that is in pairing mode. Once displayed, select the following; “Huawei Watch GT 2-590” then click next, and the Health app will refer you to the iPhone’s Bluetooth settings.
- Go to the iPhone’s Bluetooth settings, and select Huawei Watch GT 2 to pair
- Enter Bluetooth settings on the iPhone 11 by going to settings, then Bluetooth. Next, select Huawei Watch GT 2 to connect. Once selected, the iPhone will send a pairing request to your Watch GT 2 which you must accept on the watch. But that’s not all you need to continue from where you left on the Huawei Health app.
- Return to the Huawei Health app and click “Pair” to send a return pairing request from the smartwatch
- So, go back to the Huawei Health app and click “Pair”. The iPhone will, in turn, receive a Bluetooth pairing request from the Huawei Watch GT2. Accept the pairing request on your phone 11 by clicking “Pair”.
- Authorize the Huawei Watch GT 2 to display incoming notifications
- On the next prompt, click “Allow” to let the Huawei Watch GT 2 display all the notifications received on your iPhone 11 notifications whenever it is connected by Bluetooth.
- Enable automatic updates
- Allow automatic updates by Wi-Fi if you wish and click done.
- Your are done! Pairing is complete
- So there you have it, your Huawei Watch GT 2 is successfully paired to your iPhone 11 and ready to receive notifications and incoming calls.