How to Pair Your Apple Watch with a New iPhone

How to Pair Your Apple Watch with a New iPhone

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Pairing your Apple Watch with your iPhone is easy to do. It’s nearly as simple as connecting any other Bluetooth-enable device. But what if you’ve bought a new iPhone and want to connect your Apple Watch to your new device? No worries, here’s how to do just that.

First, using your old iPhone, you need to back up and unpair the watch. To do this, open the Watch app on your iPhone. Tap the My Watch tab at the bottom of the screen and select Apple Watch. Tap Unpair Apple Watch and tap to confirm. When you unpair the watch, the data automatically backs up to your iPhone.

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Next, create an iCloud backup of your old iPhone then transfer that content to your new iPhone. If you decide to use an iTunes backup instead, make sure to encrypt it so your Health and Activity data is saved and transferred.

Now, just as before, pair your Apple Watch with your new iPhone. To do this, open your Watch app on the new iPhone and follow the directions. When asked, make sure to select Restore from Backup and select the most recent one to transfer your content back to Apple Watch. Ta-da! You’ve paired your Apple Watch with a new iPhone!

 

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