Own more than one Apple Watch? New iOS 9.3 feature will allow you to pair them all on one iPhone

Yesterday, we told you how iOS 9.3 will make it easier for users to get a good night's sleep with Night Shift. By making the screen cooler as the sun goes down in your area, looking at your iPhone or iPad screen will become easier on your eyes. The new feature is based on a study that shows how your circadian rhythms can be affected by bright blue light, throwing off your sleep patterns. The update is also expected to bring some new 3D Touch short cuts to the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus.

This morning, we are hearing about a new feature being planned for iOS 9.3 called "Auto-Switch." This is designed for users who own more than one Apple Watch. Auto-Switch has appeared in the first developer beta for the next iOS update. Combined with the first beta for watchOS 2.2, the feature allows users to see a list of Apple Watches that have connected with their iPhone. The actively paired Apple Watch will have a green check mark to the left of its listing.

Each Apple Watch listed will include an image of the timepiece including the style, color and watch face employed by the user. Auto-Switch will help developers test apps they are writing to make sure that they are compatible for both the 38mm and 42mm versions of the timepiece

Apple is also hoping that by allowing multiple Apple Watch units to pair with a single iPhone, fans of the wearable might purchase additional watches to wear. For example, someone who parties with wealthy executives, athletes or celebrities might wear a lower priced Apple Watch Sport model during the day, but put an Apple Watch Edition on his/her wrist for those fabulous formal evening get-togethers.

source: AppleInsider

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21 Comments

1. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

*scratches head*

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Hey dude, I can't be pulling out my Edition everyday. That's what my stainless is for :).

11. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

fair enough

3. FluffyBled unregistered

Now i can't stop thinking of many smartwatches in a wrist at a time lel! Seriously, why would someone use more than 1 smartwatch (except to show they have money)? (Before calling me hater or something ... read carefully ... i used the term smartwatch not Apple Watch!)

7. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Either way owning more than 1 APPLE WATCH is extremely dumb... you could just get an additional strap... I still don't like the smartwatch trend, but we'll see where it leads...

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

Because buying one apple watch isn't stupid enough? If you have iPhone: buy pebble time steel If you have android: buy pebble time steel If you have windows phone: buy a casio

6. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

lol... agreed... However what do you mean by getting a casio if people have wp? I am very tempted to get a casio smartwatch for my Android... Are there extra benefits for WP with the casio?

10. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Have you ever looked into any Garmin watches? They have a number of different smartwatches that have great battery life, look good, and provide smartphone notifications. The Vivoactive, Fenix 3, and Forerunner 630 or 235 are good looking watches (in my opinion of course) and they have all of the functionality of a Pebble, if not more features. Good day, sir!

5. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

What do isheeps say? Meeeeeeeheheheh

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The answer to your question is: if**kyou

16. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

I didnt ask a question but i do see b**thurt sheep

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

You didn't ask a question? I guess you don't know what question marks are used for them.

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

If someone has money and wants to buy 2 Apple watche models, so why not?

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30962; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly, their money, their choice, their purchase. +1

13. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

This prove they are stupid with their money

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30962; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what, it's theirs to be stupid with. You can say what you want, but you can't defeat choice. Who cares what you think, when people are working hard and enjoying want they buy. You're trolling on a tech site, that's stupid too, but it's your choice right.....riiiiiiight.

17. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

calm thats just a fact

21. g2a5b0e unregistered

You clearly don't know the difference between opinion & fact. That's okay though. Not everyone can be smart.

15. AlikMalix unregistered

Apple supports more than one watch on iOS (that's it), yet haters are still spreading hate on this article. Wow, get a life.

18. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Personally I see no hate

19. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Well, I'm not a Kardashian.. so... NO.

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