How to pair an Apple Watch

Here is the simplest method for connecting an iPhone and an Apple Watch. Anyone who recently spent a lot of money on the new Apple Watch Series 7 or any other model in the Apple Watch lineup is likely interested in how they set up their Watch for the first time.

The first step in getting to know your new wearable is pairing your Apple Watch with your iPhone, which enables you to start using all of the smartwatch’s capabilities, including fitness tracking, notifications, and more.

Without further extra hassle, read on to learn the easiest method for pairing your Apple Watch to your iPhone.

What we used

We used an Apple Watch Series 6 and paired it with an iPhone 13 Pro, running on watchOS 8 and iOS 15, respectively.

How to pair an Apple Watch

Here is the easiest way to pair up your Apple Watch with an iPhone.

Step 1: Find the Watch app on your iPhone. If you do not have the Watch app on your iPhone already, you will need to download it. Otherwise, find the Watch app on your phone and open it.

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Step 2: Click Set Up for Myself. Assuming you want to set up this Apple Watch for yourself and not a family member, click the button that says Click Set Up for Myself. If you are setting the smartwatch up for someone else, click the other button instead.

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Step 3: Position your Apple Watch in the frame on the iPhone. Follow the on-screen instructions and place the Apple Watch you want to pair in the frame on the iPhone.

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Step 4: Wait for the confirmation screen. After you have successfully paired your Apple Watch and iPhone together using step three, wait for the confirmation screen to appear on the screen before moving forward.

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Step 5: Choose if you want to Restore from Backup or Set Up as New Apple Watch. Depending on if you are restoring an already worn Apple Watch or you have brought a new one for the first time, you will need to choose if you are going to restore old data or not. Click the method that works best for you. For this How To, we chose to restore the data from an Apple Watch backup, meaning that all of our fitness data and information was backed up before we unpaired the Apple Watch and was reloaded back onto the wearable.

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Step 6: Wait for the screen to change. After you have clicked on the option that suits you best, you will need to wait for this screen. This might take a few minutes, we don’t recommend moving your iPhone or Apple Watch far away from each other or trying to use them during this time.

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Step 7: Accept the terms and conditions. After you have read and understood the terms and conditions, press Agree.

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Step 8: Wait for the screen to change. You will need to wait for this screen to load. This can take a few minutes, we don’t recommend moving your iPhone or Apple Watch far away from each other or trying to use them during this time.

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Step 9: Answer the on-screen questions to finish setting up your Watch. Now, you will be asked some questions to do with your Watch, like if you want to share analytics and what type of format you want to see your Apple Watch apps in. Answer these on-screen questions to finish the process of setting up your Apple Watch.

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How to pair an Apple Watch ?

1. On your iPhone, search for the Watch app.
2. Click Setting Up Myself
3. Put your Apple Watch in the iPhone’s frame.
4. Await the confirmation window
5. Select whether you want to set up a new Apple Watch or restore data from a backup.
6. Hold off until the display changes.
7. Accept the rules and regulations.
8. Hold off until the display changes.
9. Complete the questions on the screen to finish configuring your Watch.

Can I pair an old Watch and restore all of its data ?

Yes, if you are pairing an Apple Watch that has already been paired to that iPhone and backed up you will be able to restore the previous data back onto that Apple Watch.

Can I pair more than one Apple Watch to one iPhone ?

You can pair more than one Apple Watch to one iPhone at any time, although the device will assume that you are only using one Apple Watch at a time.

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