Sync music, podcasts, and audiobooks on an Apple Watch with watchOS 8


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The Apple Watch is a great device for taking your favorite audio on the go – learn how to stream and sync music and more to your Apple Watch in watchOS 8.

Whether you’re connected to Wi-Fi or cellular on your Apple Watch, you can stream music, podcasts, and audiobooks even when your phone isn’t nearby.

You can also sync music, podcasts, and audiobooks to your Apple Watch, so you can play content on your Apple Watch regardless of the connection.

Important: You need Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to audio through your Apple Watch.

Sync Apple Music to your Apple Watch

  1. Make sure your Apple Watch is charged and within range of your iPhone
  2. On your iPhone: Go to Settings
  3. Tap Bluetooth
  4. Switch Bluetooth On
  5. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app
  6. Tap My watch
  7. Tap Music
  8. Tap Add music
  9. Add the music you want to sync

If you want to delete music, you can follow the steps below.

Delete music from your Apple Watch

  1. On your iPhone: Open the Apple Watch app.
  2. Tap My watch
  3. Tap Music
  4. Tap edit
  5. below Playlists and albumstap the delete button to delete music.

Remark: You can also turn off automatically added playlists you don’t want on your Apple Watch by tapping the button next to the playlist name.

You can also listen to other audio on your Apple Watch. Here’s how to add your favorite podcasts to your Apple Watch.

Remark: By default, your Apple Watch syncs podcasts while charging, but you can follow the steps below to manually sync your podcast.

Sync podcasts to your Apple Watch.

  1. Open on your iPhone Settings
  2. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app
  3. Tap My watch
  4. Tap Podcasts
  5. below Add episodes from tick Adjusted
  6. Toggle the programs you want to sync

Remark: Episodes are automatically deleted from your Apple Watch after you listen to them.

You can also listen to audiobooks purchased on your Apple Watch.

Sync audiobooks with your Apple Watch

  1. Make sure your Apple Watch is charged and within range of your iPhone
  2. On your iPhone: Go to Settings
  3. Tap Bluetooth
  4. Switch Bluetooth On
  5. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app
  6. Tap My watch
  7. Tap audiobooks
  8. Tap Add audiobook
  9. Press download button next to the audiobook

Important: If you don’t see the download button next to your audiobook title, it’s already synced to Apple Watch.

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