Apple Watch, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Ultra cellular models with an active service plan allow you to make calls, send texts, and so much more — all without your iPhone. With International roaming, make calls, send texts, stream music, and get help in an emergency in many of the places your travels take you.1 You can complete a call to emergency services even when you’re traveling abroad just by pressing and holding the side button.2 And now with Family Setup, members of your family who don’t own an iPhone can use Apple Watch.
- International roaming coverage is determined by your carrier. Please check with your carrier for details. For a list of supported carriers, see apple.com/watch/cellular(opens in new tab).
- The international emergency calling feature requires an Apple Watch Ultra (Cellular), Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular), or Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular) model. For a list of supported countries and regions, see apple.com/watchos/feature-availability(opens in new tab).
Apple has enabled data and VoLTE roaming with iOS 16.1 or watchOS 9.1 (with Watch Series 4 and SE and later) when using the Multi Device option. (Family Setup currently not available.) To be able to update to watchOS 9.1, the main device must have been updated to iOS 16.1. Data roaming is also available with watchOS 9.1, but is disabled by default.
For VoLTE roaming to work, the following must apply:
- The customer must be in a country where VoLTE roaming is available. The tariff check(opens in new tab) provides information as to whether or not the roaming partner supports VoLTE.
- For the Apple Watch VoLTE to allow roaming, the roaming partner must be listed on the eSIM in Apple’s Preferred Operator List(opens in new tab).
- The main device must not be nearby or must be turned off.