How to Connect Apple Watch with iPhone: A Step-by-Step Guide

To turn on your Apple Watch, press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo. Bring your iPhone near your Apple Watch, wait for the Apple Watch pairing screen to appear on your iPhone, then tap Continue. Or open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then tap Pair New Watch. Tap Set Up for Myself .

If you’ve recently purchased an Apple Watch, you’re probably eager to start using it. However, before you can start enjoying all the features of your new device, you need to connect it to your iPhone. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to connect your Apple Watch with your iPhone and get it set up.

Before you start, make sure your iPhone is updated to the latest version of iOS, connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network, and has Bluetooth turned on. Also, ensure that your iPhone and Apple Watch are close to each other during the entire setup process.

1. Turn on your Apple Watch by pressing and holding the side button.

2. Hold your iPhone next to your Apple Watch. When a message appears on your iPhone, tap “Continue.”

3. If this is your Apple Watch, tap “Setup for Myself.” If you’re setting up the watch for someone else in your family, tap “Setup for a Family Member” and follow the steps.

4. Using the camera on your iPhone, position the Apple Watch inside the on-screen frame. If you can’t use the camera, tap “Pair Apple Watch Manually” on your iPhone and follow the steps.

5. Wait for a message that says your Apple Watch is paired. Then, tap “Setup as New Apple Watch.” If you have a backup of your previous Apple Watch, you can tap “Restore from Backup” and follow the steps to transfer your data to your new watch.

6. Follow the on-screen prompts to choose your settings and complete the setup process. You’ll be asked to choose your wrist preference and to review and accept the terms and conditions.

7. Keep following the prompts until your Apple Watch begins to sync with your iPhone. Make sure to keep your iPhone close until it’s finished.

8. When it’s ready, a message will appear on your iPhone, and your watch face will appear on your Apple Watch.

Congratulations! Your Apple Watch is now set up and ready to go. To learn more about your Apple devices, you can visit the Apple support website or Apple community.