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Apple lets you manage a family's worth of Watches from a single iPhone

Apple Watch Family Setup lets you track the kiddos with ease.
Jessica Conditt, @JessConditt
September 15, 2020
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Apple revealed new tech products and subscription services September 15 at its virtual live event. The tech giant announced a new Apple Watch, iPad Air and Apple Pencil in addition to subscriptions services Apple One and Apple Fitness+. However, Apple did not reveal any news regarding the iPhone 12. CFRA analyst Angelo Zino joins The Final Round panel to break down the details.

Apple is making it easier to keep tabs on your loved ones with Family Setup on the Apple Watch. This allows a user to pair multiple Apple Watches to a single iPhone, streamlining the setup process and giving the main user extra control over how the devices are used.

The controlling user — namely, a parent — will be able to remotely restrict contacts and receive location notifications from the paired Watches. Essentially, parents will be able to hand a child or elderly loved one an Apple Watch with all of this remote oversight built-in.

Family Setup rolls out in watchOS 7, which lands on September 16th. It will work with cellular models of the Apple Watch Series 4 or later, or the Apple Watch SE.

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