How to Pair Apple Watch to New iPhone: Step-by-Step Guide

Are you wondering how to pair your Apple Watch to a new iPhone? Look no further! In this guide, we will take you through the process of setting up a new iPhone with an existing Apple Watch.

First things first, before we can begin, we need to wipe the watch to factory settings. The phone will not recognize the watch until we wipe it. To do this, go to Settings, then General, and scroll down to the bottom and hit reset. Then hit “Erase all contents and settings.”

If you have an LTE watch and a data plan, make sure to keep your current plan with your carrier. When prompted to erase all, make sure to hit “Erase all” and “Keep Plan.” The reset process is quick, and soon your watch will be ready to be set up with your new iPhone.

Once the watch has reset, it will boot up, and you will see a message asking you to use your iPhone to set up the watch. Hit continue and then go to the Watch app on your new iPhone. Scan the code on the watch, and hit “Restore from backup.”

Select the backup for your watch, then accept terms and conditions, and hit “Agree.” When prompted, select “Don’t add passcode for now.” Hit continue, and then hit continue again when prompted that cellular is ready.

Your Apple Watch is syncing, and it may take a few minutes to complete. Once it is done syncing, press the digital crown on your watch to start. The watch face that was there before and all your settings will be restored from iCloud.

In conclusion, pairing your Apple Watch to a new iPhone is a straightforward process. Just follow the steps outlined in this guide, and you’ll be up and running in no time.


How do I pair an existing Apple Watch to a new iPhone?
Erase your Apple Watch.Set up your new iPhone and sign in to iCloud. ... Open the Apple Watch app on your new iPhone, then pair your watch with your new iPhone.Try to restore from a backup. ... Follow the onscreen steps to finish setting up.Start using your Apple Watch with your new iPhone.
What if my Apple Watch won't pair with my new iPhone?
Press and hold the Digital Crown while your Apple Watch is in pairing mode. Tap Reset when it appears on your watch. After your watch resets, you can pair again.
How do I disconnect my Apple Watch from my old phone?
Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close together as you unpair them.Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.Go to the My Watch tab and tap All Watches.Tap the info button next to the watch that you want to unpair.Tap Unpair Apple Watch.More items...•