How To Pair Apple Watch with iPhone: Two Methods Explained

Apple Watch has been designed to work seamlessly with iPhone. Hence, you will have to pair your Watch with iPhone to carry out a number of significant tasks such as, setting up Apple Pay on your Watch. Fortunately, it’s pretty straightforward and doesn’t have a lot of workaround.

There are two ways through which you can pair your Watch with iPhone. While one is through using iPhone camera, the other is getting the job done manually. Ready to move ahead with the process? Here you go!

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How to Pair Apple Watch with iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c

Note: To pair your Apple Watch with iPhone, you will need iPhone 5 or 5c or 5c or 6 or 6 Plus running 8.2.

Let’s head over to check out how to pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone using iPhone’s camera feature or manually!

How To Pair Apple Watch With iPhone Using Camera

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Step #1. Launch Apple Watch App on iPhone.

Tap on Apple Watch App on iPhoneStep #2. Next up, tap on Start Pairing on the screen.

Tap on Start Pairing in iPhoneStep #3. Now, hold Apple Watch on your iPhone’s camera in order that the screen remains in alignment with yellow outlined box on your phone’s screen.

Hold Apple Watch Infront of iPhoneStep #4. Go ahead with the on-screen instructions suggested in the Apple Watch and complete the process.

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That’s it!

How To Pair Apple Watch With iPhone Manually

You can pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone manually as well. Here is how you can do it.

Step #1. Launch Apple Watch App on your iPhone.

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Step #2. Tap on Start Pairing on the main screen.

Step #3. You should see “Pair Apple Watch Manually” from the bottom of the camera viewfinder screen. Tap on it.

Tap on Pair Apple Watch Manually on iPhoneStep #4. Next up, tap on “i” icon on Apple Watch in order to view its name.

Tap i icon on Apple WatchStep #5. Tap on name that reflects on Apple Watch iPhone app from the list appears on the screen.

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Step #6. Now, go ahead with the instructions suggested in the Apple Watch app and complete the process.

That’s all!

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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