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How to Pair/Unpair Apple Watch to New iPhone [Expert Tips]

How to Pair Apple Watch to New Phone

Trying to find ways on how to pair apple watch to new iPhone?

Then you have come to the right place. In this guide, I will show you the correct way of pairing and unpairing of your existing Apple watch to your new iPhone step by step.

Here’re the steps you need to follow –

How to Pair Your New or Existing Apple Watch to your iPhone?

Step 1

The first step is to charge both your phone and the watch, though it is not important to have full 100% battery, but an enough amount of charging is required to both the device to start the process.

Step 2

Now put your Apple watch on your wrist and adjust it accordingly.

Step 3

Next turn on the watch by pressing and holding the side button until you see an Apple logo appear on the screen, after this a pairing pop up screen should appear on your iPhone as well.

Step 4

Now find the in-built Apple watch app in your phone and open it.

Step 5

Next you will see a pattern of blue particles will start to appear on your Apple watch, just put your phone’s camera in front of it just like the way you scan a barcode.

Step 6

After this tap on “Set Up Apple Watch” and follow the instructions to finish the set up.

Step 7

At this point you can restore any backup from your old Apple watch to the new one.

In case you do not want to use your iPhone camera to pair the watch it can also be done manually.

Find the option “Pair Apple Watch Manually” at the bottom of your screen and after you see the blue particles appear on your Apple watch just tap the information icon “i”.

Now you will see a 6-digit code on your watch, just type this code on your iPhone when prompted.

In a moment, your iPhone and Apple watch will be paired, and you will be ready to set up your watch.

How to Unpair Apple Watch from iPhone?

One thing you need to keep in mind that when you unpair Apple watch, all data of the watch will be deleted automatically. But your iPhone will create a new backup that you can use in your new watch.

Step 1

First open your Apple watch app on your iPhone

Step 2

Then open the “My Watch” option.

Step 3

Now tap on your Apple watch screen

Step 4

Next click on the information “I” icon beside the name of your Apple watch

Step 5

Now several pop ups will appear to confirm that you want to unpair your Apple watch

Step 6

You will also be asked to enter your AppleID password.

Step 7

Enter that and your watch will be unpaired and restored to factory settings.

In brief,

This is how you can pair and unpair your existing Apple watch to your new iPhone.

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Written by Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro tech blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different tech topics like mobile apps, PCs, gadgets, software, how to guides, etc. His passion for technology inspired him to start Techbylws, a growing tech blog.