Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular): Why does it lose connection to the cellular network and how can the problem be solved?

Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular) Loses Connection to Cellular Network: How to React

There are few things more frustrating than a device that suddenly loses connection. Imagine, you are in the middle of a workout and your Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular) just drops the cellular network connection. Annoying, right? Here are a few tips on how you can resolve this issue.

Important: Initial General Steps

Before we delve into specific troubleshooting methods, we want to emphasize that it's always a good idea to turn your Apple Watch off and back on, or disconnect and re-pair it with your iPhone.

Pairing Apple Watch and iPhone

As Apple Support firstly suggests, try unpairing your Apple Watch from your iPhone and re-pairing if you're having issues with cellular connection.

Check Data Roaming

Secondly, check if data roaming is activated on your Apple Watch. You can do this by going to "Settings" > "Cellular" > "Data Options" > "Data Roaming" on your Apple Watch and ensuring it's switched on.

System Update

Another tip from Apple Community is to diligently update the operating system on both your iPhone and your Apple Watch, as this can often help to iron out technical issues.


Experiencing connection loss on your Apple Watch can be frustrating. But don't fret, in most cases, they can be resolved by simple trouble-shooting steps. Hopefully, these tips will help you restore your cellular network connection and fully leverage your Apple Watch once more. References: - Apple Support - Apple Community Suggested image in English: A picture of the Apple Watch lying on a table, with an iPhone next to it. The Apple Watch's display could show the message "Lost connection to the cellular network."