Once you've committed yourself to the wearables trend and bought an Apple Watch, you probably can not wait to test its features. But first you have to pair it with your iPhone. We're here to help guide you through step-by-step troubleshooting tutorials and troubleshooting options. Let's go!
To get started, you need an iPhone 5s or higher with iOS 12 or higher. If you have delayed updating your device for any reason, you must do so before attempting to pair your new Apple Watch. Once this is no longer possible and both devices are turned on, you need to do the following:
- Make sure your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is turned on.
- Keep the devices near the devices others during the entire installation process.
- Once your Apple Watch is turned on, your iPhone will automatically prompt you to set it up. Just keep pushing. If the prompt does not appear, you can open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone instead and select "Pair New Clock".
- A screen with a viewfinder should be displayed. Hold up your Apple Watch and carefully align it with the viewfinder window.
- After a while, you should see a message confirming the pairing.
- Tap from there Point the Apple Watch at the bottom of the screen to adjust your settings. Accept the terms and conditions (preferably after reading).
- Then, you can enable and disable training route tracking, set up a passcode to use Apple Pay, and more.
- After you've selected all your settings It takes a few minutes to sync your Apple Watch. You will receive an alarm when the process is complete.
- Now you should be able to use all the features of your new Apple Watch.
Pair an old Apple Watch with a new phone and fix bugs.
Unfortunately things are not always running smoothly. If the above steps for pairing an Apple Watch with a phone did not work for you, you can try a few things. For example, if you purchased a refurbished or used Apple Watch, the previous owner may not have properly restored it to factory settings. You can reset it yourself by going to the clock settings and then General> Reset> Clear All Contents and Settings . Once you have done this, just restart the pairing process described above.
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If you've had your Apple Watch for a while but you recently bought a new iPhone, but you should not hurry, your watch reset to factory settings. You can save all your settings and pair them with your new iPhone by using iCloud to back up the iPhone that's currently paired with your Apple Watch. Then, when you set up your new phone, you can simply select the Restore from an iCloud backup option on the Apps & Data screen. Once your setup is complete, you should receive a request on your Apple Watch to pair it with your new iPhone. Tap OK and enter your passcode if you have one. You should then be able to easily use your old clock with your new phone.
Disconnecting the Apple Watch
However, if you encounter problems, you can often resolve many issues by disconnecting and repairing the Apple Watch:  Open the Apple Watch app on your phone.
Unfortunately, if you do not have an iPhone but are interested in iPads, Apple Watches can not be paired with Apple's popular tablets. Of course this could change in the future, and if it does, we will certainly inform you.
Android fans may also wonder if their smartphones are compatible with Apple's wearable device. The short answer is no, not really. Apple's product ecosystem has never been known for its openness. There are currently some workarounds when you want to pair your Android device with an Apple Watch, but functionality is still very limited. If you want to save yourself a lot of trouble, we recommend that you test other Android-compatible smartwatches or fitness bands instead.
These are our tips for pairing your Apple Watch. Do you have your own tips? Tell us in the comments.