Well, if you are one of those Apple Watch Series 3 users, you might have already experienced those problems with LTE connectivity other customers are complaining about. This often happens when users are away from their phones. This issue generally makes the whole idea of a cellular watch look ridiculous and useless. And now when you’ve spent your money, you get something you can’t use properly.
Actually, lots of people fight this problem, and not all of them succeed. But fortunately, the problem has nothing to do with hardware, and it is only about the software. Apple has already promised to fix it as soon as possible. And while it is still in the process, users already came up with their own solution to the issue. And here it is.
Defying the problem
First of all, you need to realize that the problem deals with Wi-Fi, not LTE itself. As like iPhone and any other smartphone, your Apple Watch is constantly in search for new connections and those it has already used once. It gives the opportunity to use LTE. And the main problem starts when an unauthenticated Wi-Fi network comes to the game. You may catch it at any new place your Apple Watch hasn’t been before. Your gadget connects to the network, but it sticks to the login stage.
There is just no chance to get connected to your watch, and if it doesn’t send you to LTE, you should solve the problem by yourself. And most of us start to turn on and off the LTE button, enable airplane mode, and even reset the entire watch. But there is still nothing happening.
Reset network preferences for Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE
We just can spend the entire day playing with those methods, but still, nothing happens. But the solution lays not in your Apple Watch but your iPhone. You should realize that there are no Wi-Fi options in your Watch application. But you can control it through your iPhone. You need to find a Reset network settings button.
- Enter Settings
- Get to the bottom of the page
- Push Reset
- Find Reset Network Settings
Now you can tap Reset Network Settings button to erase all previously recorded networks your iPhone used. Please note that this action resets absolutely all your networks. Yes, even those Home and Job ones. Of course, it is not the most comfortable solution, but if your Wi-Fi networks passwords are not too complicated, you will easily connect to those important networks again. And will fix your problems with Apple Watch.
Check your Mac too
Resetting your iPhone is not enough. You should also revisit your Mac’s connections. There are few networks you don’t use anymore so there is no big deal to delete them. And of course, it is easier to do that on iPhone. Just follow this path:
- System Preferences
- Click on Wi-Fi button
- Click Advanced
- In the new window click Wi-Fi
- Use the list of networks that appears
Just go through that list and delete all unused and unfamiliar networks from there. We’re not sure iCloud syncs all those old Wi-Fi networks, but it is definitely better for you and your Apple Watch.