You have got the latest iPhone 8, 8 Plus or iPhone X, and now you are baffled as to how to pair Apple Watch with new iPhone. Earlier you did pair Apple Watch with iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, and now it is time to pair Apple Watch again. Note that your Apple Watch fetches all its data from iCloud, but normally it stores information like Health data, app data and other data on the iPhone it is paired with.
Since you have upgraded to a newer iPhone, you need to pair Apple Watch second time. This information tells you how you can switch your Apple Watch backup from your old iPhone to new iPhone.
To setup Apple Watch, you need your Apple Watch and your iPhone 8, 8 Plus or iPhone X. Now follow the steps given below.
How to Pair Existing Apple Watch with New iPhone X or iPhone 8, 8 Plus
- How to Switch Apple Watch Backup from Old iPhone to iPhone X or iPhone 8, 8 Plus
- How to Setup Apple Watch to New iPhone Without Backup
How to Switch Apple Watch Backup from Old iPhone to iPhone X or iPhone 8, 8 Plus
Since backup is important in any migration, we first deal with setting up Apple Watch with backup.
Step #1: Launch Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
Step #2: Tap on My Watch.
Step #3: Next, tap on Apple Watch.
Step #4: Here, you need to unpair or remove your old iPhone, which was paired with the Apple Watch; tap Unpair Apple Watch option. This will remove and delete your Apple Watch. Moreover, this action will backup your iPhone and restore Apple Watch to Factory settings.
Step #5: Tap your language of choice once Apple Watch is removed and it reboots to the language screen.
Step #6: Next, make a backup of old iPhone.
Step #7: While setting up new iPhone, restore from iCloud or iTunes backup.
Step #8: Now launch Apple Watch app on your new iPhone X or iPhone 8, 8 Plus and start the pairing procedure.
Step #9: Tap on Restore from Backup once pairing process is completed.
Step #10: Select the most recent backup of Apple Watch.
Step #11: Tap on Agree when your device shows terms & conditions.
Step #12: Log in to your Apple ID.
Step #13: Tap OK once you go through Shared Settings screen.
Step #14: Create a new passcode on Apple Watch.
Step #15: You can select an option if you want to unlock your Apple Watch with iPhone.
Step #16: Set up Apple Pay.
Step #17: Finally, it is time to sync Apple Watch to new iPhone.
This process will take about 30 minutes.
Now, let’s check how you can switch Apple Watch from old iPhone to new iPhone without backup.
How to Setup Apple Watch to New iPhone Without Backup
You can sync Apple Watch to iPhone without taking backup, if you really don’t care about the data. Read below-mentioned steps to setup Apple Watch to new iPhone without backup.
Step #1: First off, reset Apple Watch to factory settings by tapping on Settings → General → Reset → Erase All Content on your smartwatch.
Step #2: You will see language screen once your watch is restored and then rebooted. Now tap your choice of language.
Step #3: Launch Apple Watch app on your iPhone X or iPhone 8, 8 Plus and start pairing procedure.
Step #4: Tap Set Up as New Apple Watch once the watch is paired.
Step #5: Select Left or Right so that Apple Watch gets to know which wrist you are wearing it on.
Step #6: iTunes agreement will be seen; tap on Agree.
Step #7: Log in to Apple ID when you are asked.
Step #8: Now you will be provided three sets of information on Location Services, Siri, and Diagnostics respectively. Tap on OK one after another.
Step #9: Select a passcode for Apple Watch; note that you can select a long passcode for better security. Make sure that you enter passcode on watch and not on iPhone.
Step #10: IF you want your iPhone to unlock Apple Watch, select the option here.
Step #11: Again, you need to make a choice whether or not you want to install all available apps automatically. If you decline, you will have to download/install manually with the Apple Watch app.
The syncing will start; once it is done, you are good to go.
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