One of the most important 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 quickly pair your Apple Watch with iPhone X and be able to restore your data from the backup.
The first thing you have to do before connecting your Watch with another iPhone is to unpair the smartwatch with the iPhone it's currently paired with. Your Watch is automatically backed up and set to factory default when unpaired. Read on…
- Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your iPhone X. Settings → Bluetooth and turn it on.
- Your iPhone must be connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network.
- Make sure you have unpaired the Watch with your previous iPhone.
Step #1. First off, you need to turn on your Apple Watch. To do so, press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.
Step #2. Now, you have to 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 #3. 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 #4. 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. Some features that need a cellular phone number won't work on Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) if you don't sign in to iCloud.
If you haven't enabled Find My iPhone on your iPhone, you'll be asked to turn on Activation Lock. If Activation Lock screen appears, your Apple Watch is already linked to an Apple ID.
You have to enter the email address and password for the Apple ID to continue set up.
Step #7. 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 settings 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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