How to Pair Your Apple Watch with iPhone X, iPhone 8, and 8 Plus

Pairing Apple Watch with iPhone X, 8 or 8 Plus is quite simple. Follow through this hands-on guide to start using the Apple Watch with your new iPhone!

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.

Tap on Continue to Set up Apple WatchNote: Just in case this message doesn’t appear on your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, then tap Start Pairing.

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.

Tap on Set Up as New Apple Watch on iPhone XStep #4. Choose which wrist you wish to wear your smartwatch on.

Choose wrist preference on iPhone XNow, read the Terms and Conditions and tap Agree. Tap on Agree again to confirm.

Tap on Agree and Tap again to confirm on iPhone XStep #5. If asked, you need to enter your Apple ID password.

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.

Shared Settings with iPhone XNow, 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.

Tap on Create a Passcode on iPhone XYou will also get the option to set up Apple Pay by adding a card.

Set up Apple Pay on Apple WatchNow, you can set up SOS and Activity. On Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), set up cellular.

Set Up Activity on Apple WatchThen you need to install your apps that are compatible with Apple Watch.

Install Available Apps on Apple WatchNow, you have to let the syncing process be completed successfully.

Syncing Apple Watch with iPhone XMake 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.

That’s it!

Wrap up:

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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