Apple introduced Apple smartwatch as a standalone device apart from your iPhone. They are loaded with a lot of options in which they can be utilized. But these uses will not be revealed when you first see or use the device. For instance the music app in your iPhone is able to coordinate the music on your iPhone giving it a status of independent gadget just like an iPod. In this article I tried to explain the ways in which you are able to use Bluetooth enabled headphones and speakers to play music files with the help of Apple smartwatch.
Purpose of Doing
Apple introduced the smartwatch as an addition to iPhone. Even though it doesn’t seem to be an exact replica of iPhone, you are able to perform certain functions with the help of your smartwatch alone. These functions include loading music files in Apple watch and using them like an iPod, which is totally autonomous from Apple iPhone. This ultimately means that you are able to keep your iPhone at your room and hear to music from your watch with the help of Bluetooth enabled headphones. This can be also used to connect your smartwatch with your friend’s speaker inorder to part your playlist that you have stored. The controls that are used to play music on your smartphone is identical to that used in your smartphone, except from the problem that music files are almost local to watch. Another exciting thing is that these local files drain much less of your battery than expected.
Organizing Your Music
Even though the Apple Watch is capable of storing data upto 8GB, only 2GB is allotted for music. Another thing that must be given care is that only one playlist can be moved at a time. So whatever songs you want to listen, transfer them first to the playlist that you would like transfer to smartwatch. Since multiple playlists cannot be moved and music files beyond 2GB cannot be transferred, care must be given that you transfer your favourite files in the first place. This can be done by creating a new playlist in iTunes and connect them to your iPhone. Alternatively you can open up Music Application on your iPhone and make a fresh playlist by going into Music>> Playlist>> New.
Set-Up your Watch
Since you cannot listen to music with the help of your smartwatch alone, you have to either link your device to any of the Bluetooth devices. You can either connect your watch to a Bluetooth enabled headphone or speakers. If you would like to listen to music on your car, you can connect your music loaded smartwatch to the car’s audio system also. If you want to enjoy the music that you have transferred to Apple Watch, then you must connect your watch to a Bluetooth enabled hearing device. Otherwise it will behave in such a way that these devices don’t exist at all. Before you proceed with playing the music, you have to connect any of the devices with your Apple Watch.You are allowed to connect as many as devices as you want. It is advised to connect Bluetooth enabled headphone and speakers to the watch, so we are able to switch from personal listening to sharing music, whenever you want. Inorder to do this you have to click and select Apps Menu and open the Settings Menu. Then you have to select Bluetooth option and alter the settings of your gadget to Pairing Mode. Every Bluetooth enabled device is different from that of others, so it is better to go through the instructions before you try to pair the device. Headphones and speakers are normally paired by pressing power button or play button. Once the device is ready, the name will appear on the list of Bluetooth enabled devices, then you have to simply select the device to conclude the process of pairing. You are allowed to add more devices by going through the above steps again.
Connecting Your Playlist
When you are completed with the process of creating the playlist and connecting the hearing device with your iPhone, now you can continue with the process of pushing music to your smartwatch. This actually requires two things. One is your charging cable and another is the Watch Application on your smartphone. You have to connect your watch to the charging cable. Along with charging your Apple smartwatch, you have to open Watch App in your iPhone and then you have to select Music. After selecting the Music you are allowed to alter the settings to your storage limit, such that you can set the limit between 1GB and 2GB. It is here you make up your playlist. Here you have to select Synced Playlist. This will show all the music files stored in your smartphone. You are allowed to select those lists that you want to transfer to watch.Now you have to wait. When we tested it recorded one minute per song. So it the playlist is long enough, it is better to start the process before you go to bed. This is because if the playlist is too long, this could take hours to complete. After syncing is completed you are able to see the name of the playlist added along with an indicator in the Playlist Limit entry, showing the number files added to the phone along with the space consumed by the songs. After this the music files will be on the Apple watch and you no longer need your iPhone until and unless you want to update the playlist or replace them with the new playlist.
Playing the Music with your Apple Watch
The whole purpose of doing these much steps and procedures is to play the playlists with the help of Apple Watch and connected Bluetooth enabled devices. Inorder to play the music, you have to open the Music App on your Apple Watch, with the help of Glances Shortcut or from the App Menu. The important step is to alter the source for Music App. By default this will be in the iPhone Music library. This will result in showing up playlists from iPhone and not from that of smartwatch. To alter this default setting you have to press anywhere on the screen.Then you have to select Source and tap on Apple Watch. This will prompt the music app on your watch to go to internal storage on your watch instead of going to the playlists on your iPhone. Select the Playlists and the time to which Bluetooth speakers are connected, this will continue to play the music files. All the functions of music app in watch and iPhone are almost identical. The only distinction comes when controlling like playing, pausing and skipping the music is done on your smartwatch instead on your iPhone. Unless certain hassles you can smoothly enjoy nice music from your watch tied to your wrist than on your iPhone.