We’ll show you how to pair a new Apple Watch to an existing iPhone, or vice versa.
You need to pair your Apple Watch with iPhone to operate it. Pairing allows your iPhone and Watch to exchange information and more.
We will practice how to pair your Apple Watch to a new iPhone. Just so you know, the pairing process is pretty much the same if you want to pair a new Apple Watch to your existing iPhone.
Step One Remove Your Existing Apple Watch
When iPhone is paired with Apple Watch, all Watch information is automatically backed up and stored on the phone. If for some reason you don’t have an iPhone backup, you’ll need to set up your Watch as a new device.
If your Apple Watch was previously used, you’ll need to erase it. To do that, go to Settings > General > Reset on Apple Watch. choose Erase all Content and Settings.
When resetting any cellular model, also choose to keep the plan with your carrier.
How to Pair Apple Watch to Your IPhone
Once your Watch has been removed, or if you have a new model, it’s time for the pairing process. Before you begin, make sure your Apple Watch and iPhone are connected to WiFi and have 50 percent or more power.
Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close to each other. You will then see a dialog box on your iPhone that says Use your iPhone to set up this Apple Watch. choose Continue.
Apple Watch will then display a special animation on its screen. Bring your iPhone over the Watch and align the viewfinder on the screen with the animation.
Next, you have to choose whether to restore the Watch with a previous backup or set it up as a new device.
After this, you will be signed in with your Apple ID and password. Next, you’ll see what settings are shared between Apple Watch and iPhone. Then you can choose whether to enable features including Route Tracking and Siri.
In the final step, you’ll set up features like Activities and SOS. Owners of a cellular-enabled Watch will also set up that connectivity here.
Finally, you will choose what apps to install on the Watch. You can select individual applications or install all compatible applications for the device. If you don’t select any apps during this step, you can always come back later and install them via the companion Watch app on iPhone.
The synchronization process then starts. Make sure your Apple Watch and iPhone are close to each other. The Apple Watch screen will show a number of tips when syncing. When the process is complete, the Watch will gently tap your wrist.
Pairing Your Apple Watch With IPhone, Done
Once you’ve paired your Apple Watch to your new iPhone, you’ll be able to take advantage of all the Watch’s great features. This process is also painless if you pair a new Apple Watch to the same iPhone.