How to pair Apple Watch with a new iPhone?

How to pair Apple Watch with a new iPhone?

Over time, connecting an Apple Watch to an iPhone has become simple. To provide users with a seamless experience, Apple has optimized all of its gadgets to identify each other instantly. However, unpairing an Apple Watch can be more difficult. So let’s see how to pair and unpair it correctly.

Are you ready to upgrade from your Apple Watch Series 7 to the SE or Series 8? Or maybe you just need to sync your old Apple Watch with your new iPhone? Learn how to easily connect a new or current Apple Watch with an iPhone without losing data by following these instructions, which include a new procedure in iOS 16.

Backups of your Apple Watch are created automatically and stored on the iPhone it's paired with. However, there is no place in Settings where you can check the date of the last automatic backup or manually back up your Apple Watch.

Keep reading to learn how to back up your Apple Watch and prepare to upgrade to a new watch.

How to pair Apple Watch with a new iPhone?

Apple Watch transfers are now automated with iOS 16

With the release of iOS 16, transferring an Apple Watch from your old iPhone to your new one should be a whole new and simple process.

  • Make sure to set up your new iPhone, restore from backup or transfer data from your old iPhone using the quick transfer option.
  • Make sure your Apple Watch is on your wrist after setting up your new iPhone (and entering the passcode).
  • Look for a message saying “Pair Watch with New iPhone” on your watch.
  • Select OK.
  • You can continue to wear your watch during the transfer; Even your exercises from the day before and the ring progression will continue after the transfer.

The actions listed below should be followed if this approach does not work for you.

Use an Apple Watch backup to pair a new or existing watch

  • Be sure to set up your new iPhone if you are upgrading from an older model (restoring from a new backup).
  • To begin the pairing process, open the Watch app on your new iPhone (you may decide to add your new Apple Watch before uninstalling the old one: if the auto-pairing screen does not appear, select All watches > Add a watch.
  • Start your Apple Watch, find the pairing sphere code, then follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Select the most recent backup when prompted to recover your new Apple Watch from a backup.
  • Follow the instructions below to force an Apple Watch backup if you don't see one accessible from your most recent iPhone backup.

Pair a new Apple Watch with a new iPhone

If you want to use an existing watch as a new watch or need to pair a new Apple Watch with your iPhone:

  • Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  • At the top left, choose All Watches.
  • Select Add Watch.
  • Observe the instructions.
  • An option to transfer the backup from your old watch to your new watch should be available.

Force a backup of Apple Watch

You may need to force a backup if you can't find one to use for a restore.

Apple advises forcing Apple Watch backups because they don't always happen with iCloud or Mac/PC backups of your iPhone:

  • Keep your old iPhone and smart Apple Watch nearby.
  • the Watch app on your iPhone.
  • Choose your watch by tapping All Watches at the top, then tap the I on the right side.
  • Tap Apple Watch Unpairing (during the unpairing process, your Apple Watch will make a new backup to your iPhone).
  • When prompted, unpair your current watch by doing this.
  • Create a brand new backup of your old iPhone and then restore it to your new iPhone.
  • To begin the pairing process with your new Apple Watch, launch the Watch app on your new iPhone. On your new Apple Watch, find the pairing sphere code, then follow the onscreen instructions.
  • Select the most recent backup when prompted to recover your new Apple Watch from a backup.

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FAQs

Q. How do I pair my Apple Watch with a new phone?

  • Erase your Apple Watch.
  • Set up your new iPhone and sign in to iCloud.
  • Open the Apple Watch app on your new iPhone, then pair your watch with your new iPhone.
  • Try restoring from a backup.
  • Follow the on-screen steps to complete the setup.
  • Start using your Apple Watch with your new iPhone.

Q. How do I reset Apple Watch and pair it again?

Press and hold the Digital Crown while your Apple Watch is in pairing mode. Tap Reset when it appears on your watch. After resetting your watch, you can pair it again.

Q. Why is my Apple Watch not pairing?

Move your Apple Watch and paired iPhone closer together to make sure they are within range. On your iPhone, make sure Airplane mode is turned off and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned on. To check, open Control Center. If you see the airplane mode icon on your watch face, airplane mode is enabled.

Q. Why can't I pair my Apple Watch to my new phone?

If your phone's Wi-Fi or Bluetooth is turned off – or if either of your devices is in Airplane mode – they won't be able to pair. Make sure all settings are set correctly for easy connection. On iPhone, you can quickly check these settings in Control Center.