How to seamlessly sync your Apple Watch with new iPhone

Transitioning your Apple Watch to a new iPhone can seem daunting, but with the right steps, it’s a smooth process. This guide will walk you through the entire procedure, ensuring you retain all your data and settings.

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How to seamlessly sync your Apple Watch with new iPhone

Apple Watch syncs with iPhone (Apple) (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

Step 1: Unpair your Apple Watch from your old iPhone

  • Open the Watch app on your old iPhone
  • Select the My Watch tab in the bottom left of the screen
  • Next, tap All Watches at the top left of the screen
  • Tap the “i” icon next to your Apple Watch
How to seamlessly sync your Apple Watch with new iPhone

Steps to unpair your Apple Watch from your old iPhone (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Next, tap Unpair Apple Watch
  • Confirm your decision by clicking Unpair “Your Name” Apple Watch
  • Enter your Apple ID password
  • Then, click Unpair in the upper right
  • This process will back up your watch data to iCloud.
How to seamlessly sync your Apple Watch with new iPhone

Steps to unpair your Apple Watch from your old iPhone (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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Step 2: Set up your new iPhone

Set up your new iPhone as usual, making sure to sign in with your Apple ID. Enable Bluetooth and connect to Wi-Fi.

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Step 3: Pair your Apple Watch with your new iPhone

  • Keep your new iPhone and unpaired Apple Watch close together
  • Your iPhone will detect the Apple Watch and prompt you to pair it.
How to seamlessly sync your Apple Watch with new iPhone

Steps to pair your Apple Watch with your new iPhone (Apple) (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Tap Start Pairing
  • Then click Set Up for Myself
  • Hold your Apple Watch up to the camera on your iPhone, aligning it with the viewfinder.
  • Your Apple Watch will confirm that it’s paired by saying, “Your Apple Watch is Paired.”

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How to seamlessly sync your Apple Watch with new iPhone

Steps to pair your Apple Watch with your new iPhone (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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Step 4: Restore your Apple Watch data

  • Select Restore from Backup
  • Next, choose the most recent backup
  • Click Continue
How to seamlessly sync your Apple Watch with new iPhone

Steps to restore your Apple Watch data (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Your watch will display Connecting your Apple Watch and then Signing into your account.
  • Follow the prompts to create a passcode, sync settings, apps and data from your previous watch.
How to seamlessly sync your Apple Watch with new iPhone

Steps to restore your Apple Watch data (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

Your Apple Watch will now sync all your data and customizations from the iCloud backup to your new iPhone.

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Kurt’s key takeaways

Pairing your Apple Watch with a new iPhone is pretty straightforward when you follow these steps. By unpairing from your old device and restoring from a backup, you ensure that all your important data and settings are transferred seamlessly. This method allows you to enjoy the full functionality of your Apple Watch with your new iPhone without losing personalization or information. Remember to keep both devices charged and close together throughout the process for the best results. With these steps, you can confidently upgrade your iPhone while maintaining the continuity of your Apple Watch experience.

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