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How To Move Apple Watch to a New Phone

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Have you bought a new iPhone and now want to move your Apple Watch to the new iPhone from the older one. Connecting an Apple Watch to an iPhone is as simple as connecting any Bluetooth device with the phone. But problems come when the Apple Watch is connected to your old iPhone, and now you need to move it to the new iPhone with all the data.

Quick Answer

You can easily move your Apple Watch to a new iPhone by creating your watch’s backup on the older iPhone’s iCloud and then restoring the iCloud on your new iPhone. This will move all the data from your Apple Watch to your new iPhone.

Moving your Apple Watch to a newer iPhone can be challenging for some people, but once you strictly follow the instructions given below, you will successfully do that in a few minutes. 

Here is a step-by-step guide on moving the Apple Watch to the new iPhone without losing its data.

Move Apple Watch to New iPhone

To successfully move your Apple Watch to a new iPhone, you will have to create an iCloud backup first on your old iPhone. For this, follow the steps below.


Before starting the steps, you will need to make sure that your old iPhone and Apple Watch are updated to the latest OS possible. If it’s not updated, the process may be affected, and you may lose your data.

Step #1: Backup Your Old iPhone

The first step to successfully moving your Apple Watch to a new iPhone is creating a backup on your old iPhone. For this, you will have to follow the steps given below.

  1. Connect your Apple Watch to your iPhone and ensure that both have more than a 50% battery percentage.
  2. Go to “Settings” and click on your name.
  3. A list of options will appear. You will have to click on “iCloud”. Here, you will have to enable iCloud Backup.

It will automatically backup all the data on your iPhone to iCloud, including Apple Watch data. But to make sure, you can follow the given steps.

  1. Go to “Settings” > “iCloud”.
  2. Here you will have to ensure that the “Health backup” is enabled.

If it’s enabled, the backup will also include the Apple Watch’s data.


Your iPhone will automatically backup your data when more than 50% charged and connected to WiFi. If you are not connected to WiFi, the backup will be postponed until you connect the phone to Wifi.

Step #2: Unpair Apple Watch from Old iPhone

You will have to unpair the Apple Watch from the old iPhone. For this, you will have to follow the given steps.

  1. Open “My Watch” app on your old iPhone.
  2. Now look at the bottom left corner and click on “My Watches”.
  3. Now click on the “All Watches” option that you will find on the top left corner of the screen.
  4. The connected Watch will appear on the screen. You will have to click on its “Info” Icon.
  5. A new screen will pop up where you will have to click on “Unpair Apple Watch”.

This will unpair your Apple Watch from the older iPhone.

Step #3: Restore Backup on a New iPhone

Now it’s time to take out your new iPhone from the box and set it up to restore the backup from the older iPhone. Here are the steps that you can follow.

  1. Turn On your new iPhone and make sure that it is charged.
  2. The setup will start automatically, and you will be asked different options to enable and disable. So, do that according to your needs.
  3. Connect the iPhone to the wifi.
  4. Set up face ID and other security features.
  5. After that, an option of “Apps & Data” will appear. Here you will have to choose “Restore from iCloud Backup”.
  6. A new window will be open, and you will have to provide your iCloud ID & Password.

You will have to complete setting up your iPhone and wait for some time to complete the data restoration.

It will automatically restore all the data from your previous iPhone to the new iPhone, including Apple Watch data.

Step #4: Connect Apple Watch

Now keep your iPhone and Apple Watch close together and connect them. After connecting, you can use your Apple Watch.


It’s not very hard to move Apple Watch to a new phone if you follow the above-given steps. Back up your old iPhone, including watch data, and then restore everything on a new device. It’ll be done in minutes, and all your data will be secured.

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