If your Apple Watch isn’t pairing with your phone, don’t worry. There are a number of ways you can fix the connection. The first thing to do is check if the watch is paired to your phone. If it isn’t, you will see a red iPhone image at the top of the screen.
One reason your watch may not be pairing could be that your phone is too far away. Because the watch and phone pair via Bluetooth, proximity is key. Get them closer together and see if that alleviates the issue.
Next, check the settings on your phone and watch. If your phone has its Bluetooth turned off or if either of the devices are in airplane mode, they won’t be able to pair up. Make sure all settings are properly set to facilitate the connection.
If the previous tips did not fix the connection, you can try restarting your devices. Both the watch and the phone can be restarted. You can also try resetting your iPhone’s network connection by opening the settings app, scrolling to general, finding reset, and hitting reset network settings. Enter your password to confirm the move. Now try to repair the watch.
If you are still having issues, then it’s time to reset the watch. This fix should resolve the pairing issue, but it will wipe saved data off the watch. In the watch’s settings app, choose general, then reset, and hit erase all content and settings. Then, in the watch app on your iPhone, at the top click all watches, then tap the information button beside the watch, and choose unpair apple watch.
Now everything should be just like new, and you’ll be able to pair your Apple Watch and iPhone once again.