Saturday, September 22, 2018

How To Pair Apple Watch To New iPhone

If you purchased a new iPhone XS or XS Max or planning on purchase Apple's iPhone XR, then you are definitely thinking about your current Apple Watch, Here's how to pair your current wearable apple watch to your new iPhone.

  • How to Pair your Apple Watch to a new iPhone
  • How to Pair your Apple Watch with a new iPhone
  • How to move your Apple Watch to a new iPhone

Your Watch will regularly sync health and app data it gathers to your iPhone (and, via your phone, iCloud) when you're connected via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. But you can't choose when you'd like to sync that information — it happens in the background — unless you manually unpair your Apple Watch, which will then automatically sync its latest data to your iPhone.

Unlike your iPhone, there's no easy way to manually make a backup of your Apple Watch to iCloud. This is because Apple Watch backups aren't even really backups at all: Your watch borrows most of its data from its paired iPhone, and as such, that data is all saved to your iPhone's iCloud or iTunes backup.

When pairing an existing Apple Watch to a new iPhone, there are two ways to prepare.

iCloud and Automatic Setup

Since iOS 11.2, Apple has allowed you to use Automatic Setup to move both your iPhone backup and your Apple Watch to a new iPhone without the unpairing-repairing dance. But to make sure your Apple Watch and iPhone get pair over properly, I recommend the following:

Make sure your watch is up-to-date is by enabling iCloud Health sync

Make a backup of your existing iPhone right before you plan to pair apple watch with your new iPhone


If you aren't running iOS 11.2 or later or you're not restoring your new iPhone from your old iPhone's backup, the best way to pair your apple watch is to force a backup. You do this by unpairing your watch from your existing iPhone

How to pair your Apple Watch to a new iPhone

Depending on which method you use for setting up your new iPhone, you'll follow slightly different steps for setting up your Apple Watch.

If you choose Automatic Setup

Select your language on your new iPhone or iPad with your new and current devices in close proximity.

Tap Continue on your iPhone or iPad on the popup that appears asking you to set up your new iPhone or iPad with your Apple ID.

Use your current iPhone or iPad to scan the image that appears on your new iPhone or iPad.

Enter your current iPhone or iPad's passcode on your new iPhone or iPad.

Set up Touch ID on your new iPhone or iPad.

Choose whether or not to restore your new iPhone or iPad from your most recent compatible backup, if that option presents itself.

Choose to restore your new device from an iCloud or iTunes backup, set up as a new iPhone or iPad, or transfer data from an Android device.

Agree to the terms and conditions.

Tap Continue under Express Settings to use the settings for Siri, Find My iPhone, Location, and usage analytics that were transferred over from your current iPhone and iPad.

Complete the setup process for your new iPhone or iPad as you normally would.

If you choose Unpair/repair

Make sure you've unpaired your watch from your existing iPhone.

Set up your new iPhone from an iCloud or iTunes backup or from scratch.

Once your iPhone has finished the setup process, open the Watchapp. (You can also bring your Apple Watch near your iPhone to bring up a similar interface to the AirPods pairing screen, which will then launch the Watch app.)

Set up your Apple watch from scratch or from an existing backup.

Note: If you don't have iCloud health sync enabled and set up both your iPhone and Apple Watch from scratch, you will lose your health data.

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