When setting up a new iPhone, it’s easy to pair your existing Apple Watch to see previous health and fitness data, such as history, rewards, workout calibration data, and workouts. ‘ ‘ activity, as well as the layout of the application on the home screen, general system settings and Suite.
Pairing an Apple Watch with a new iPhone is similar to setting up a new Apple Watch on an existing iPhone, with users needing to have both devices close to each other throughout the pairing process. However, when connecting an Apple Watch with a new iPhone, it is important to follow the steps below to sync the two devices together to access all Apple Watch settings from your iPhone.
This guide is for Apple Watch users who have their old iPhone to complete the pairing process with the new device. If you don’t have your old iPhone or have erased it, you may need to erase your Apple Watch to connect it to your new iPhone.
How to pair an Apple Watch with a new iPhone
- Update your old iPhone to the latest iOS version available
- Check that Health and Activity content syncs with iCloud by opening the app is enabled
- Set up your new iPhone by signing in to your Apple ID
- Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close together and open the Watch app on the new iPhone
- Follow the on-screen steps to complete the setup
To use your Apple Watch with watchOS 9, you must pair your watch with an iPhone 8 or later with iOS 16 or later.
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