How to Sync and Play Local Music on Your Apple Watch with Bluetooth Headphones
Apple has packed its smartwatch with numerous exciting features, but most of these tricks require it to be tethered to an iPhone in your pocket. Still, one thing the Apple Watch can do on its own is its ability to send music to your Bluetooth headphones or AirPlay speakers.
To get the songs you want to listen, what you need to do is to create a playlist on your iPhone or iTunes, then beam it over to your Apple Watch. However, it’s not that simple as it may sound, and can take some getting used to. The below guide explains how to load music directly on your Apple Watch.
Sync and Play Local Music on Your Apple Watch
Step 1: Go to the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then scroll down and select “Music.”
Step 2: Select “Synced Playlist.”
Step 3: Next, choose a playlist you want to sync to your Apple Watch. You also have the option to add more storage for the music being placed on your Apple Watch, anywhere from 100 MB to 2 GB.
Step 4: Now, pick your Apple Watch and launch the Music app.
Step 5: Use Force Touch to bring up “Source.”
Step 6: Then select “Apple Watch.”
Step 7: You’ll then be asked to pair with a Bluetooth device (headphones, speakers, car radio, etc.). Once you’re connected, go back to the Music app.
Step 8: Scroll down to “Playlists” in the Music app. You’ll find playlists underneath “On My Apple Watch.”
Once you’ve done that, pick your jam and rock out. It’s that simple! Now, when you go out and exercise while listening to music saved on your Apple Watch, you don’t need your iPhone near you.
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