One of the things that I like about Apple Watch is that you don’t have to worry about backing it up or losing your precious data. Hence, whenever you wish to switch your loyalty to another iPhone, you don’t have to go through a lengthy workaround. Case in point, you can easily pair your Apple Watch with iPhone X, iPhone 8 or 8 Plus and be able to restore your data from the backup.
But before using Apple Watch with a new iPhone, you need to unpair it with the currently paired device. Besides, ensure that the smartphone is connected to Wi-Fi/cellular and has Bluetooth turned on. Also, be sure Find My iPhone is enabled on your device.
How to Pair Your Apple Watch with iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus
Once you have taken care of the basics, jump over to start the pairing process. Thanks to the set-up assistant, getting it done is hassle-free. And depending on your need, you can ideally fine-tune the settings to match your workflow.
Step #1. Hold your Apple Watch and iPhone close together. When you see “Use your iPhone to set up this Apple Watch” message on your iPhone, tap Continue.
Step #2. Next, you need to hold your iPhone over the animation and center the watch face in the viewfinder on your iPhone. Now, a message will show up confirming that your Apple Watch is paired.
Step #3. Next up, you have the option to set up your Watch as new or restore from a backup.
Note: You can also sign in to your Apple ID later from the Apple Watch app. Watch app → General → Apple ID, then sign in.
Step #6. Next up, you can set up Location Services, route tracking, and Siri. If you haven’t enabled Siri, it will turn on when you choose this option.
Now, you will see the settings that the watch shares with your iPhone. If you have enabled Find my iPhone, Location Services, Wi-Fi Calling, and Diagnostics for your iPhone, these settings will be automatically turned on for your Apple Watch.
Now, create a passcode. On your iPhone, tap Create a Passcode or Add a Long Passcode, then enter your new code on the Watch.
Make sure to keep your devices close together until the process is completed successfully. Once done, you will hear a chime and feel a gentle tap on your Apple Watch. Finally, press the Digital Crown.
It’s time to take your device for a long spin and explore everything you want. And if you come across anything worth sharing, feel free to let us know that in the comments below.
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