Wondering how to pair Apple Watch to new iPhone? It’s super easy to make sure it’s connected to the new Apple iPhone! Read on to find out everything you need to know:

Pair Apple Watch with the new iPhone 13

If your Apple Watch device is currently paired to your old iPhone, follow these easy steps to find out how to connect Apple Watch to new iPhone: 

  • Back up your old iPhone to iCloud 
  • Set up iPhone and on the Apps & Data screen, choose to restore from an iCloud backup and select the latest backup 
  • Continue and when the option becomes available through the setting up process, choose to use your Apple Watch with your new device
  • Once completed, your Apple Watch will prompt you to pair it with the new iPhone. 
  • Choose OK on your Apple Watch and enter your passcode.

Pair and set up Apple Watch

If your Apple Watch isn’t paired to a previous device then follow these simple steps: 

  • Put your Apple Watch on your wrist and adjust the band so it’s comfortable for you
  • Press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears
  • Put the iPhone 13 near your Apple Watch so they can connect 
  • The Apple Watch pairing screen should appear on your iPhone and choose Continue
  • Alternatively, you can open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone
  • You should be prompted to position the iPhone so your Apple Watch appears in viewfinder on the Apple Watch app. 
  • Choose Set Up For Myself and follow the instructions to finish the process 

Take into consideration both your Apple Watch and the new iPhone 13 need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network or cellular service.

Having problems trying to pair Apple Watch with new iPhone?

There are a few problems you may come across while trying to pair both devices: 

A watch face appears

If during the pairing process a watch face appears, this means your Apple Watch is already paired to another device. You’ll need to reset your Apple Watch so it disconnects from the iPhone it’s paired to. 

Just follow these steps:

  1. Open settings on your Apple Watch
  2. Go to General and Reset
  3. Choose Erase All Content and Settings 
  4. Enter your passcode 
  5. Once the reset is finished, pair it to your new device 

The pairing process doesn’t start 

If the camera doesn’t start the process, you’ll have to pair up the devices manually. Choose Pair Apple Watch Manually at the bottom of the iPhone screen and follow the on-screen instructions.


How do I pair with a different Apple Watch?

If you have more than one Apple Watch and your iPhone is connecting to the wrong one, choose the Apple Watch you want to pair through the app. Follow these steps:

  • Open the Apple Watch App on your iPhone
  • Choose My Watch and then All Watches 
  • Make sure to turn off Auto Switch

Double-check your iPhone is connected to the correct Apple Watch by holding down the bottom of the Apple Watch screen and swipe for the Control Center. Make sure the Connected status icon is next to the Apple Watch you originally wanted to pair.

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