How to Find Apple Watch Phone Number On Any Model

What to Know

  • If you have an Apple Watch with GPS + Cellular and have set up a cellular plan, then your Apple Watch has a unique phone number.
  • You cannot call your Apple Watch phone number; it exists for billing purposes only.

Does Apple Watch have the same phone number as iPhone? Kind of. If you have an Apple Watch with GPS + Cellular, your watch will have its own phone number for billing purposes only. Learn how to find the number and what will happen if you call it.

How to Find Apple Watch Phone Number (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile & All Providers)

Have you ever wondered what your Apple Watch cellular number is? I know I have! If you have an Apple Watch with GPS + Cellular and have set up a cellular plan for it with your provider, then your Apple Watch has a phone number. For someone to call you on your Apple Watch, all they need to do is use your iPhone phone number, and you can decide whether to take the call on your phone or watch. But your iPhone number is different from your Apple Watch number, which is used for billing purposes only. To learn more about your Apple Watch, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter.

Depending on your provider, there may be different ways to find out what your Apple Watch phone number is. The surefire solution, regardless of your provider, is to call them and ask what the number is. You can then record it as a contact in your phone or wherever it makes sense to you. If you prefer to avoid the phone call, you could log in to the provider's phone app and look for the number in your account or on a paid bill. If you share a phone plan and you aren't the Primary Account Holder, you may need to request access to this information, which adds an extra step to your search for your Apple Watch phone number. Finally, if you have a physical bill, the number may be recorded there as well.

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How to Find the Apple Watch Phone Number in the Watch App

If your provider allows it, you may be able to find your Apple Watch phone number in the Watch app. T-Mobile used to show it when you followed the steps below, but it no longer does. These things can change, so you may want to give it a try. It doesn't take long.

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.

    Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Under the My Watch tab, tap Cellular.

    Under the My Watch tab, tap Cellular.
  3. Under Cellular Plan, you will see the name of your provider. Tap the info icon.

    Under Cellular Plan, you will see the name of your provider. Tap the info icon.
  4. Since I have T-Mobile, I tap Manage T-Mobile Account. You may see something else depending on your cellular network provider. You may see two separate loading screens. It shouldn't take longer than a few seconds to load.

    Since I have T-Mobile, I tap Manage T-Mobile Account.
  5. Next to Watch Line, you may be able to see your Apple Watch phone number if your provider has enabled this feature. I can no longer see this with T-Mobile.

    Next to Watch Line, you will see your Apple Watch phone number.

Finding Your Apple Watch Phone Number in iPhone Settings

If you have Verizon, the good news is that you can find your phone number in your iPhone settings! This may be possible with other providers as well, so give it a try. It only takes a few seconds:

  1. Open Settings.

    Open Settings.
  2. Tap your name at the top.

    Tap your name at the top.
  3. You may need to scroll down to find your Apple Watch. Select it.

    You may need to scroll down to find your Apple Watch. Select it.
  4. You should see your Apple Watch phone number above your Serial Number. If you don't, then your provider hasn't enabled this feature.

    You should see your Apple Watch phone number above your Serial Number.

Fun Fact

Do Apple Watches need SIM cards? No! They have eSIMs just like newer iPhones, which means that if you haven't already set up your cellular plan, you can do so instantly by calling your provider or by going through the Watch app on your iPhone.

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Your watch will ring if your regular phone number is called. If you attempt to call your Apple Watch phone number, you will get a message that the number cannot be reached. If you don’t see your number or have any issues, you may need to contact your provider directly. Next, learn how to make a call on Apple Watch, and by the way, the recipient will see your regular iPhone number when you call! Annoyed with the new Apple Watch Ping sound? So are we. You can also learn what to do when your Apple Watch won't update.

FAQ

  • Is an Apple Watch a phone? An Apple Watch paired with an iPhone can make calls and send texts just like a phone. However, even if your Apple Watch has GPS + Cellular and can function independently of a phone, you cannot replace an iPhone with an Apple Watch. You will always need an iPhone to pair to.
  • Why is my watch not connecting to my phone? If your Apple Watch won't connect to your iPhone, there are a few troubleshooting steps to take, including checking your Bluetooth connection, turning your devices off and back on, and unpair and re-pair your devices.
  • How to connect my Apple Watch to my new phone? If you get a new iPhone, you'll have to unpair your Apple Watch from your old phone and pair it to your new phone. For step-by-step instructions on how to pair your Apple Watch to your new phone, read this.
  • How to find your Apple Watch? You can use FindMy to find your Apple Watch, just like you would most Apple devices. Learn how to use FindMy to find your Apple Watch here.
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Olena Kagui

Olena Kagui is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life. In the last 10 years, she has been published in dozens of publications internationally and won an excellence award. Since joining iPhone Life in 2020, she has written how-to articles as well as complex guides about Apple products, software, and apps. Olena grew up using Macs and exploring all the latest tech. Her Maui home is the epitome of an Apple ecosystem, full of compatible smart gear to boot. Olena’s favorite device is the Apple Watch Ultra because it can survive all her adventures and travels, and even her furbabies.