Pair your Apple Watch with your new iPhone: step by step explained

Pair your Apple Watch with your new iPhone: step by step explained

Pair your Apple Watch with your new iPhone

Introduction

You bought a new iPhone and want to keep using your Apple Watch. Logical, as the Apple Watch is indispensable for many people. But how do you pair your existing Apple Watch with your new iPhone, without losing data? In this article, we explain how.

Make a backup

The most important thing when pairing an Apple Watch with a new iPhone is making a backup. Have your old iPhone handy and back up your iPhone via iCloud or iTunes. Make sure iCloud sync for Health is on via Settings > your name > iCloud > Health. If you use iTunes, you'll need to encrypt your backup, you do this by entering a password.

Pair the Apple Watch with your new iPhone

Once you have made a backup, you can pair the Apple Watch with your new iPhone. Here are the steps to take:

  1. Make sure you have both devices handy and that they are charged.
  2. Hold the old iPhone and the Apple Watch together and open the Apple Watch app on the old iPhone.
  3. Tap "My Watch" and then "Delete Apple Watch".
  4. Confirm that you want to delete the Apple Watch by tapping "Delete".
  5. Turn off and restart the Apple Watch by holding the side button for a long time until the Apple logo appears.
  6. Open the Apple Watch app on the new iPhone.
  7. Tap "Start" and follow the on-screen instructions.
  8. Select "Restore from backup" if you have backed up the old iPhone.
  9. Select your backup and follow the steps on the screen.

Your Apple Watch is now paired with your new iPhone and all data is retained.

Alternative way

If you have already set up your new iPhone before pairing the Apple Watch, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your new iPhone.
  2. Tap "My Watch" and then "Delete Apple Watch".
  3. Confirm that you want to delete the Apple Watch by tapping "Delete".
  4. Apple Watch pairing with a new iPhone:

    Once the backup of your old iPhone is complete, proceed to the next step. Connect your Apple Watch to the charging station and make sure the device is fully charged. Next, go to the Settings app on your new iPhone and tap "Bluetooth." Then search for your Apple Watch in the list of available devices and select it.

  5. Apple Watch pairing with a new iPhone: 

    Your iPhone will now show a code on the screen. This is the pairing code you need to pair the Apple Watch. Open the Apple Watch app on your new iPhone and tap "Start new pairing." Then follow the on-screen steps to complete the pairing between your iPhone and your Apple Watch.

  6. Apple Watch pairing with a new iPhone: 

    Now your data on your Apple Watch needs to be transferred to your new iPhone. Open the Apple Watch app on your new iPhone and tap "My Watch." Here you will find the option "Import data." Tap this option and follow the on-screen steps to transfer your data.

  7. Apple Watch pairing with a new iPhone: 

    Once your data has been transferred, you can start installing the apps you want to use on your Apple Watch. This can easily be done through the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Go to "My Watch" and tap "Install apps." Then select the apps you want to install and tap "Install."

  8. Apple Watch pairing with a new iPhone: 

    Now everything is ready! You can now start using your Apple Watch with your new iPhone. Enjoy all the features and benefits the device has to offer.

    If you are having trouble pairing your Apple Watch with your new iPhone, you can always contact Apple for help and support.

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