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Ultimate Guide: How to Add & Listen to Music on Apple Watch

By Tony Moton

January 30, 2019

Guys, you may probably know how to utilize an Apple Watch to control music playing on your iPhone, moreover, if you have an Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular, you can listen to music on Apple Watch without iPhone. But when you leave your iPhone home or somewhere, or you are at a location where there is no network, how can you play music on your Apple Watch? Well, if you have added music to your Apple Watch before, then you can easily do that. Considering some of you may not how to do that, so next we'll go over how to listen to music on Apple Watch.



CONTENTS


Part 1. How to Make A Playlist on iPhone

Before making a playlist on iPhone, you need to make sure that you have subscribed to Apple Music and set up your Apple Watch.


Set Up Apple Watch with iPhone:

Step 1: On your iPhone, go to "Settings" > "Bluetooth" to turn on Bluetooth.

Step 2: Open the Apple Watch, then hold the Apple Watch close to your iPhone and click on "Continue" on the Apple Watch.

Step 3: Hold your iPhone over the animation and then go to "Set Up Apple Watch" or choose a backup.

Step 4: Choose your settings, create a passcode and choose features and apps.

Step 5: At last, wait for your iPhone to sync.


Make A Playlist on iPhone:

Step 1: Launch the Music app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Click on the "Library" button, then find "Playlist" button on the top of the screen and click on it.

Step 3: After that, click on "+ New Playlist" button to add a playlist. Then give it a name, description and cover.

Step 4: Click on "Add Music" button, then find songs that you want to play on Apple Watch and click on "+" button.

Step 5: When you finish adding songs, click on "Done" button on the top right corner.


Now you make a new playlist on iPhone successfully, but if you to edit the playlist as you like, you need to go to "My Music" > "Playlists" and then click on the playlist that you want to edit and click on "Edit" button. To add more songs to the playlist, then click on "+ Add Songs" button, to remove songs from the playlist, then click on "-" button.

Make a New Apple Music Playlist


Part 2. How to Sync Music to Apple Watch

As you have already made a playlist, now you can sync music to Apple Watch. It's so easy to do that, but before syncing, you should make sure your Apple Watch is on its charger.

Step 1: On your iPhone, go to "Setting" > "Bluetooth" to turn on the Bluetooth.

Step 2: Then open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and choose "Music" from the list.

Step 3: If "Synced Playlist" option is off, then turn it on.

Step 4: Select the playlist that you plan to listen to on Apple Watch.


Note: 

#1. If you find the playlist remain as Sync Pending, then check whether your Apple Watch is charging when sync Music to Apple Watch or not. Only when your Apple Watch is within range and charging, it can begin to sync.
#2. Once you complete syncing music to Apple Watch, you can play the playlist from Apple Watch without your iPhone.

Sync Music to Apple Watch


Part 3. How to Listen to Playlist on Apple Watch

Since Apple Music doesn't have headphone jacks, that means in order to play the playlist on Apple Watch, you need to pair your Bluetooth headphones with your Apple Watch. Here is what you need to do.


Pair Bluetooth Headphones with Apple Watch

Step 1: Turn on your headphones and them let them in pairing mode. Generally at that time the blue light is blinking.

Step 2: On your Apple Watch, go to "Settings" and "Bluetooth".

Step 3: Find your headphones under Devices section and select it.


Play the Playlist on Apple Watch

Step 1: On your Apple Watch, open the Music app.

Step 2: After that, you'll be asked to choose a music source to play from, iPhone or Apple Watch, just click on the watch icon.

Step 3: Click on "Playlists" button, then select the playlist and click on "Play" button to play it on Apple Watch.


Note: If you choose iPhone icon on the step 2, then you can browse your iPhone's Library and start playing music, but that means your iPhone should be with you when playing music on Apple Watch.

Play the Playlist on Apple Watch


In addition to playing music on Apple Watch, you can also listen to custom stations in the Radio app and Audible Audiobooks on Apple Watch. But as Audible's audiobook app is not available for Apple Watch, so if you want to listen to Audible audiobooks on Apple Watch without iPhone, then you need to bypass DRM from Audible audiobook with TuneFab Apple Music Converter which is a professional Apple Music removal tool and audiobook converter.

Though you can access Apple Music tracks from your iPhone on your Apple watch, sometimes it's not convenient to carry your iPhone, especially when you do sports, so just try to add music to your Apple Watch by following the above guide. Once you sync music to your Apple Watch, then you can play it on your Apple Watch without iPhone.


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