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Did you recently purchase a new Apple Watch or iPhone and you don’t know how to connect them? Don’t worry, we have your back! Today we are going to present you a detailed step-by-step guide that show exactly what you need to do when connecting an Apple Watch to an older or new iPhone. Make sure to let us know in the comments if you have questions left unanswered and we will help you out.
Connect Apple Watch to iPhone
The first thing that you need to do if you have a new Apple Watch and the old iPhone is to update the software of each device to the latest releases. This will take a couple of minutes and its definitely worth your time because it makes the two devices compatible and enables all the latest features that Apple has released.
Health and Activity Settings
One of the best things about using an Apple Watch is the fact that you get to track your sleep, steps, and your workouts. Therefore, you need to make sure to check your health and activity settings before connecting the devices. If you are using iCloud for backups, then you should go to Settings – Your Name – iCloud and enable the Health option. If your data is backed up on a computer, then you need to enable the Health and Activity content from the computer.
Set Up the New iPhone
The next step is to set up your new iPhone. When asked if you have an iCloud or iTunes backup, you need to choose the option where you performed the last backup. This is an important step because it makes sure that both your iPhone and Apple Watch are up to date. The iPhone will then ask you if you want to use your Apple Watch and you need to tap on the “Continue” option.
Open the Apple Watch App on your iPhone
The final step is to go ahead and open the Apple Watch App on your iPhone. The app will ask you to confirm permissions and that the Apple Watch is yours. After doing this, you only need to follow the onscreen steps to finish the process.