How to pair apple watch to new phone

Looking for how to pair apple watch to new phone? You’re at the right place cause I will guide you through on how you can pair your apple watch to your brand new iPhone.

For this tutorial on how to pair apple watch to new iPhone, I will be using the new apple watch series 6.

So let’s proceed.

How to pair apple watch to new phone

To get started, you’ll have to unpair the previous or old iPhone from the Apple watch, and it’s so easy.

First, you’ll have to backup your apple watch contents to the iCloud, Mac or on the windows computer. I do prefer to backup to the Mac or the windows computer.

To unpair your previous iPhone from your apple watch, kindly open the Watch app on your iPhone. Click the My Watch tab, followed by clicking on All Watches.

Next, tap the i button next to the device that you want to unpair, then click Unpair Apple Watch. After this, you’re set on how to pair apple watch to new phone.

To proceed, power on your iPhone and Apple watch if they are off, and tap on the watch app. If you’re new to this, you have to download the watch app on your iPhone.

how to pair apple watch to new phone

When you tap to open the watch app on your iPhone, you’ll see a start pairing button below your screen. Kindly tap on start pairing button and you’ll be given two options to select from, they include;

  • Set up for a family member
  • Set up for myself

Since you’re looking for how to pair apple watch to new phone, tap on set up for myself unless you’re doing it for a family member.

Now you’re set to pair the two devices.

To pair apple watch to new iPhone place your iphone above the Apple watch, and you’ll see the watch on your iPhone screen. As it displays your apple watch on your iPhone with a reddish color on the edges of the watch, you have successfully connected the two devices but it isn’t over yet.

You’ll be given two options, restart from backup and set up as a new apple watch.

The backup option is for old or previous Apple watch users. If you have done the backup, and now looking for how to pair apple watch to new phone, tap on the restart from backup and it will restore all your apple watch contents.

However, if this is your very first time of using the Apple watch, you should select the second option and which is set up as a new apple watch.

It will ask you on which hand or wrist which you wear the Apple watch. Select left or right wrist by tapping on any of the button.

Wait for it to connect and next is to accept the terms and conditions displayed on your screen by tapping on the agreed button. Wait for a few seconds to sign in to your account.

You’re getting closer on how to pair apple watch to new phone and set it up.

On the next window is to enable the find my phone on your apple watch, and you can chose not to enable the find my phone feature on your apple watch. But I find it very essential and helpful as it helps to track where your apple watch is in case you lose the watch.

So kindly enable the find my phone by tapping on the enable button and click OK.

Next is the watch analysis, and this is all about sharing your apple watch information with Apple. If you don’t mind, tap on share with apple but if you do, tap on don’t share.

For me, i don’t see the need or usefulness of sharing information with Apple so I will click on don’t share. However, if that feature matters to you, kindly tap on the share with Apple button and also tap ok for the shared settings.

We’re getting closer on the completion of how to pair apple watch to new phone.

Now is to set up the text size on your apple watch. Toggle on the icon to set your preferred text size and boldness. I recommend you to leave it on standard unless you love bold text or light text.

You can as well chose to do this settings later by tapping on set up later in the Apple watch app button.

After you’re done with the setup, click on continue.

On the next page is to create a passcode for your apple watch. You’ll be given three options which includes;

  • Create a passcode
  • Add a long passcode
  • Don’t add passcode

If you ask me, i will recommend you to add a passcode for your apple watch.

So kindly tap on the create a passcode button, and you’ll be given the option to create a 4 digit passcode for your apple watch.

Immediately you tapped create a passcode button, on your apple watch it will display keyboard with numbers. So tap on any four numbers you’ll remember and click use code.

You’ll have to enter the four digit numbers for a confirmation.

This is one feature of the Apple watch 6 series I love, I’m talking about the blood oxygen feature. The blood oxygen feature in the Apple watch 6 helps to check blood oxygen level throughout the whole day.

So if you fancy the blood oxygen feature, kindly enable it on your apple watch 6 by tapping on the enable button. Also, you can set up later.

The next screen is an option to keep your apple watch up to date. You’ll be given two options to select from, keep up to date automatically and install updates manually.

Select any of the options based on what you want and move onto the next one. We’re getting closer to the very end of it, how to pair apple watch to new phone.

Next is the Apple pay and you can set it up immediately or later on. I don’t use the Apple pay so don’t know how to go about it.

After the Apple pay is the emergency services, do that right away and move onto the next one and which is the clock faces.

This is very essential for this post on how to pair apple watch to new phone and set it up.

Tap on continue and next is to install available apps. You have to options, install all and choose later. Installing all the available apps for the Apple watch can take some time, so you need to have a bit of patience.

If you don’t want to install the apps at this moment, tap on choose later.

Now the Apple watch will synchronize the whole features and again, it usually take some minutes to complete. So please exercise patience and allow it to complete.

how to pair apple watch to new iPhone

At this time you can use your iphone for other things but don’t even try to close the Apple watch app unless you want to start afresh or all over again.

Now you’re almost set, you’ll see a welcome to apple watch, click continue.

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At this moment, you have successfully paired and set up your iphone with your apple watch. The only thing you need to do is go through the necessary settings and other features on the apple watch and the app and set things the way you want.

So this is how to pair apple watch to new phone and set up the Apple watch using the watch app and your iPhone.

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This is all I have for you on how to pair apple watch to new phone, as you can see, it isn’t a difficult one to do and this will only take you few minutes to finish. Please don’t forget to use the share buttons and share this post.

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