How To Connect New iPhone To Apple Watch

How To Connect New iPhone To Apple Watch?

How To Connect New iPhone To Apple Watch? Pairing an Apple Watch with an iPhone has become a fairly seamless process over the years. It requires an iPhone 5S or newer (or the iPhone 6 or newer for cellular models) running a recent version of iOS and Bluetooth turned on.

Make sure your iPhone and Apple Watch are charged, then follow these steps to get started.

Backing Up Your Old Device:

If you have an iPhone XS or later with iOS 12.4 or later, you can use device-to-device migration to transfer your apps, content, and settings to your new phone. Just turn on your new iPhone and put it near your current one. The Quick Start screen on your new iPhone will show you a list of items to transfer, including your downloaded apps and Health data (like saved workouts, GPS routes, and heart rate monitoring).

To take advantage of this feature, make sure that both devices have Wi-Fi turned on and are connected to the same home network. You must also be signed into the same Apple ID on both devices and have iCloud backup enabled (Settings > [your name] > iCloud). Depending on how much data needs to be synced, this could take hours or even days.

Tap Copy Apps & Data when prompted. Then follow the onscreen instructions to set up your new phone, including choosing a password and verifying your identity using Touch ID, Face ID, or a passcode. The final step is to pair your Watch with your new iPhone if you haven’t already done so. If your new iPhone and Watch use the same cellular plan, you can activate cellular during the setup process. Otherwise, you can do it later in the Watch app on your iPhone.

Setting Up Your New Device:

Once you’ve finished backing up your old device, it’s time to start setting up your new one. The Quick Start process is easy and will get you up and running with all your data in no time. To begin, connect your new iPhone to a power source and position it near your paired Apple Watch. Once both devices detect each other, a swirling animation appears on the Apple Watch and a frame shows up on the iPhone screen. Move the iPhone so that the Apple Watch is visible in the frame, then tap Continue. If you have a cellular model of the Apple Watch, you may need to activate cellular service during this process (though you can also do so later in the Watch app on your iPhone).

Once the initial setup is complete, you will be invited to use Face ID, which is the most secure way to unlock your new iPhone. If you don’t want to use Face ID, you can choose to enter a passcode instead.

If you have an iCloud backup, you will be prompted to select that during the initial iPhone setup. This will restore all the data from your backup, including your wallpaper, home screen layout, apps, and app data.


It will also restore all your Messages and Photos (depending on your storage options). If you don’t have a backup or want to transfer your information manually, you can do so by selecting Settings > General > Reset and then tapping Erase All Content and Settings.

Syncing Your Watch:

It can be frustrating if your new device doesn’t sync properly or you’re having trouble connecting it to your iPhone. Fortunately, it’s generally fairly simple to resolve the issue. It can be as simple as ensuring that your devices are compatible. Updating the software on both phones (including the Apple Watch), and syncing the device with its latest data.

Make sure that both your old and new phones have the same version of iOS. Also, ensure that Bluetooth is turned on and that you’re connected to Wi-Fi. Or cellular (if your phone has a cellular connection).

If you’re using the same iCloud account to back up your old device and restore its data to the new one, simply follow the steps in our backup article to move all of the content from your old phone to the new one. Then, just keep your new and old phones close together and follow the on-screen instructions to pair them.

If you aren’t able to connect the two Devices automatically, select Start Pairing Manually on your old iPhone. When the Apple Watch and the new iPhone recognize each other, a pairing animation displays on both devices. Once the animation is complete, select Continue on your new iPhone and follow the on-screen instructions to pair the devices. Depending on how much data you need to transfer. It could take several minutes to an hour for the devices to finish syncing.

Syncing Your Data:

Ideally, the Apple Watch will automatically re-sync with your iPhone any time the two devices are close to each other. This means that changes you make on your iPhone—upgrading apps, changing settings. Adding reminders or alarms—will be reflected on the Apple Watch. You can also re-sync or manually pair the two devices if they aren’t syncing properly.

First, make sure that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are both turned on on both the iPhone and the Apple Watch. Then, turn on the Apple Watch and hold it near the iPhone. A pop-up screen should appear on the iPhone asking if you want to use the Apple Watch as your new phone. If you do, select ‘Continue’. Then open the Watch app on the iPhone and tap Start Pairing. Choose Set Up as New Apple Watch or Restore from Backup and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the process.

Depending on how much data needs to be synced, this may take minutes or days to complete. After the process is complete, you should be able to see all of your iPhone and Apple Watch content on your new device. This includes messages, emails, contacts, and all other information stored in your iPhone apps. If you have a separate iCloud account that contains your Health and Activity data, it may not transfer over automatically. In this case, you may need to create a fresh backup on your old iPhone and restore it to the new one or use a third-party application to help with this process.

Rasheed Alam

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