Who says you can’t take it with you?

Setting up your Apple Watch is easy. Just follow these four steps and you’ll be connected in no time!

What you’ll need

Your iPhone

You need iPhone XS or later on a Cricket plan

Apple Watch

Series 4 or later

The latest iOS Update

Make sure your phone is running iOS17 or later

Apple Watch setup

Step 1 - Pair

Turn on your Apple Watch, hold it close to your iPhone, and start pairing with the Apple Watch app

Step 2 - Set Up

Choose to set up as new or restore from backup

Step 3 - Sign in

Use your Apple ID to sign in, then set up your passcode and preferences

Step 4 - Connect to Cricket

Set up your Cricket Smartwatch Rate Plan and start using your Apple Watch!

You've got questions? We've got answers!

Yes. With NumberSync, you can use the same number you use on your iPhone on your Apple Watch, you still get those important calls and texts whenever you leave your iPhone at home.

Yes! Add Unlimited Smartwatch plan to your existing Cricket service for $10/mo.

Yes. If you didn't use Express Setup, your Apple Watch shows you which settings it shares with your iPhone. If you turned on features such as Find My, Location Services, Wi-Fi Calling, and Diagnostics for your iPhone, these settings automatically turn on for your Apple Watch.

Yes. Apple Watch works seamlessly with your Apple devices and services. Unlock your Mac automatically. Get approximate distance and directions to your iPhone with Precision Finding1 on supported iPhone models. Pay and send money with Apple Pay.2

Yes. With Family Setup, you can set up an Apple Watch for someone else with a different number.


With NumberSync you can sync your iPhone number with Apple Watch. Never miss an important call or text even if you leave your iPhone at home.

Family Setup

Set up Apple Watch for family members who don't have their own iPhone enjoy the features and benefits of an Apple Watch.