How to Pair Apple Watch Series 4 with iPhone Xs, Xs Max or iPhone XR

Just unboxed your Apple Watch Series 4? You may already be thinking of pairing your new Apple Watch with iPhone Xs, Xs Max or iPhone XR. Take a quick dive to get started right now!

Having received praise both from fans and experts, Apple’s 2018 iPhones and the Apple Watch Series 4 have been getting plenty of traction recently. Considering the top-notch specs and features, they deserve every bit of applause. Just in case you’ve gifted yourself Santa’s favorite gadgets like Apple Watch Series 4, walk along to pair your new Apple Watch with iPhone Xs, Xs Max or XR.

Thanks to the seamless integration; settings up an Apple Watch with a supported iPhone is a hassle-free experience. Better still, you can effortlessly restore the smartwatch from the previous backup. So, there is no chance of losing any essential data. Let me show you how to set up the new Apple Watch!

How to Pair Apple Watch with iPhone Xs, Xs Max or XR

Sticky Note: Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS+Cellular) or later supports iPhone 6 or later. And, Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) or earlier works with iPhone 5s or later. Be sure to turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi/Cellular on your iPhone before getting started.

Step #1. First off, you need to turn on your new Apple Watch, if you haven’t already. To do so, press and hold the side button. Release the button when the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Step #2. Now, you have to hold your new Apple Watch close to your iPhone.

You should see a message reading, “Use your iPhone to set up this Apple Watch” on your smartphone. Tap on Continue to start the pairing process.

Note: Just in case you don’t see the message on your iPhone, open the Watch app and then hit the Start Pairing.

Tap on Start Pairing in Watch app on iPhone Xs Max

Step #3. Next, hold the Apple Watch over the animation and position the watch face in the viewfinder.

Hold iPhone Xs Max Over the animation and position the watch face

Step #4. Now, you will get a message confirming that your Apple Watch is paired.

Then after, you have two options.

  • Set up the watch as new: Choose it if you are going to use an Apple Watch for the first time.
  • Restore from a backup: Hit it to restore the watch from a backup.

Select any of the two methods as per your need.

Tap on Set Up as New Apple Watch in Watch App on iPhone Xs Max

Step #5. Next up, select your wrist preference and agree to the terms and conditions.

Agree the Terms and Conditions in Watch App on iPhone Xs Max

Go ahead and customize the settings based on your requirements. Along the way, you will have to create a passcode, set up important features like Activity, SOS and more. And yes, you will also be able to install the compatible apps.

Create a Apple Watch Passcode in Watch App

In the end, let your data be synced perfectly. The time it takes completely depends on the size of the file. So, have patience and allow the process to be completed peacefully.

Pairing Apple Watch with iPhone Xs, Xs Max or XR

Once everything is done, your watch will tap on your wrist to confirm that you are ready to go!

That’s all there is to it!

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Now, take a long dive into everything that has caught your eyes. Packed in with several features like ECG, fall detection, Digital Crown haptic feedback and more up its sleeve, the smartwatch has got enough goods.

But that doesn’t mean the iPhone Xs/Max, or for that matter, the XR is less impressive. The goodies like Depth Control Effect and dual SIM make Apple’s flagship iPhones the several notches above its Android counterparts.

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