How to sync apple watch to new iPhone

This is a tutorial on how to sync apple watch to new iPhone, and be rest assured that this tutorial wouldn’t take you more than five minutes as long as you have gotten things set and ready.

With the tutorial on how to sync apple watch to new iPhone, this already shows that you’ve been using the Apple watch, and have linked or paired it with your old or previous iPhone.

So let’s proceed on how you can sync apple watch to new iPhone.

How to sync apple watch to new iPhone

To get started, first you need to remove or impair your old iPhone from the Apple watch, and pair the new iPhone to the Apple watch using the watch app.

On your old iPhone, open the watch app and unpair your apple watch from the iPhone through the watch app. Kindly wait until you’re done unpairing your old iPhone from the Apple watch.

You can also unpair your apple watch from your old iPhone by opening settings, followed by general.  Scroll down and tap reset, tap on erase content and settings and enter your apple passcode. Finally tap erase all and that’s it, you have successfully unpaired your old iPhone from the apple watch.

This is suitable if you don’t have your old iPhone with you.

Now back to how to sync apple watch to new iPhone.

On your new iPhone, make sure that the Bluetooth is turned on. Turn on your apple watch and it will request to be paired to an iPhone, you’ll a pop up on your iPhone, tap on continue.

However, if you didn’t get a pop-up on your iPhone, kindly open the watch app on your new iPhone and tap start pairing.

You’ll be given two options, and they are;

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

Select the option you want to, and for this tutorial on how to sync apple watch to new iPhone, I will select set up for myself by tapping on the button.

On tapping on the set up for myself button, place your new iPhone scanning camera on top of your Apple  watch and it will immediately connect your apple watch.

You’ll be given two options, and they are;

  • Restore from backup
  • Set up as a new apple watch

Now I will explain how to sync apple watch to new iPhone in two ways, and which is restore from back up and set up as a new apple watch.

1. Restore from backup

This is for those that backed up their Apple watch contents before removing their old iPhone from the Apple watch.

how to sync apple watch to new iPhone

If you have your backup, let’s proceed on how to sync apple watch to new iPhone using the backup and restore feature.

Go through this page on how to back up apple watch

Tap on restore from backup, and you’ll see the backed up contents. Tap on it and also click continue.

Agree to the terms and conditions given to you by tapping on agree and move onto the next screen. Right there you’ll have to enter your apple ID and password.

Kindly do that and tap next which is located at the top right corner of your screen. Select if you want to track your location, and I recommend you to enable this feature. Tap on enable route tracking to enable the feature or disable route tracking if you don’t fancy the feature at all.

Next is to select if you want to share your analytics with Apple. I don’t really fancy this feature so tap on don’t share or maybe share with Apple if you want to do that.

Tap OK on shared settings and move on.

We’re getting close on how to sync apple watch to new iPhone.

Now you need to pay a closer attention on this page, and which is to create a passcode for your apple watch. You can use your previous apple watch passcode or probably create a new one.

You’ll be given three options;

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

You don’t ever think of selecting the last or the third option (don’t add passcode) as a passcode is very essential in apple watch.

If you prefer long passcode, select the option or maybe you like the four digit passcode. So tap on the create a passcode button.

On your apple watch, enter a four digit passcode or a long passcode depending on the option you selected. Verify the passcode by retyping the code again and click OK.

On keep your apple watch up to date, tap continue for automatic updates or probably select install updates manually. I prefer to automatically install updates on my Apple watch. For this option, it depends on what you want.

Select if you want to set up apple pay or not. If you make use of the Apple pay, go ahead and set it up.

For the emergency SOS, tap on continue and do the same for clock faces.

Noe is what you’re looking for, how to sync apple watch to new iPhone. You’ll have to wait for a while for your apple watch to synchronize with your new iPhone. It usually take few minutes and this stage you can chose to use your iPhone for things but don’t ever close the watch app.

Immediately it is through which the synchronization, you’ll receive a welcome to apple watch on your iphone, and at this point you’re don’t with how to sync apple watch to new iPhone.

As you see the welcome to Apple watch, tap on OK. Now it is left for you to go through the settings and set other features on the watch app and also on your apple watch.

This is how to sync apple watch to new iPhone using the backup method.

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2. How to sync apple watch to new iPhone using set up as a new apple watch

how to sync apple watch to new iPhone

This is quite the same with the backup, the only difference is that you will have to set up more features on the apple watch.

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

As your apple watch is connected to your new iPhone, tap 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 can chose to enable the find my phone on your apple watch, or maybe chose not to enable the find my phone feature on your apple watch.  I found this feature very helpful and recommend you to enable it for your apple watch.

The find my phone feature helps track where your apple watch is in case you lose the watch.

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.

We’re edging closer on how to sync apple watch to new iPhone.

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.

Now is to create a passcode for your apple watch, you have three options to select from, and they are;

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

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.

Tap on create a passcode and on your apple watch create a new four digit passcode and enter the numbers again to verify the passcode.

The next screen is m to select if you want to keep your apple watch up to date automatically or manually, and again I prefer automatically. So kindly tap on continue to set it up automatically.

Set up the Apple pay and the emergency service(SOS)

Now is the clock faces, you can chose to install the watch faces immediately or install later. Kindly tap on install all and wait till the installation is complete. This can be quite time consuming but it worth the wait and you should exercise a bit of patience and allow it to complete the installation.

Now, this is what you’re looking for. How to sync apple watch to new iPhone.

After the watch faces installation is complete, the Apple watch will synchronize the whole features.

This usually takes a while especially if you’re setting up a new apple watch. So please be calm and wait until it is through with the synchronization and immediately you’ll see the welcome to apple watch on your iPhone and tap continue.

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Now you’re done with how to sync apple watch to new iPhone, you can go through your apple watch and explore more features and settings.

I bet by now you have understood how to pair apple watch to new phone, and set it up as a new user or maybe a previous apple watch user.

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This is where i come to the conclusion on how to sync apple watch to new iPhone, if you stucked anywhere on the setup, I’m here to assist you.

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