The Apple Watch is a brilliant wearable device, however, before using it, it has to be paired with your iPhone. Luckily for users, the process is not complicated. If you are using Apple Watch or you wear it for specific occasions, see How To Pair An Apple Watch:
How Can I Pair Your Apple Watch?
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If your Apple Watch is very new or it has just been reset, you will need to start here. Before you begin the pairing process, you will need to put the Apple Watch on your wrist. If your iOS device is also new, ensure you set it up first. You will also need to get rid of the cellular plan from your old Apple Watch if you are upgrading (both in the Watch application on your iPhone and via the carrier). When that is done, adhere to these instructions:
- Power on your Apple Watch on (press and hold the side button until the Apple logo is visible).
- Take the Apple Watch close to your iPhone and hold on for a pairing screen (a cloud of dots) to be seen on the device.
- If this is not the case or you prefer to begin the process yourself, open the Watch application on your iOS device and click “Pair New Watch.”
- When prompted, move the Apple Watch in front of the iPhone until it is visible in the highlighted area in the device’s viewfinder. This will pair both devices.
- If the viewfinder method fails to help, click “Pair Apple Watch Manually” on the iPhone display to locate your watch in a list.
- As soon as it is paired, click “Set Up Apple Watch” and adhere to the guidelines on both your watch and iPhone to finish.
How Can I Pair My Apple Watch With A New iPhone?
If you own an existing Apple Watch but wish to migrate to a new iPhone, the process is straightforward. To begin, ensure that both the Apple Watch and your old iPhone (if available) have been updated to the most recent software versions. This will make sure the Apple Watch is backed up the right way and is available to pair with your new iPhone. When that is done, adhere to the instructions below to migrate to the new device:
- Back up your old iPhone to iCloud or iTunes, including the most recent backup of your Apple Watch data, which happens automatically on the iPhone.
- Unpair your watch on the old iPhone via the Watch application. Under “My Watch,” click your watch, click “i” close to the watch and click “Unpair Apple Watch.”
- If you are setting up your new iPhone for the first time, “Apps & Data” will be visible. Select to restore from your iCloud or iTunes backup, and select the most recent backup.
- Wrap up the set up on the new iPhone. When prompted, select to use your Apple Watch with your new iPhone. You will be instructed to pair the Apple Watch with the new iPhone. Click OK on your watch and type in your watch passcode.
That is that.