A Few Questions

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  1. silentscreams22 macrumors member

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    Hello

    So I have a few questions about the watch. My first question is my boyfriend bought the series 3 but doesn’t have an iPhone can he pair his watch to my phone without effecting my watch? Can I stop my. Notifications from going to his watch the only thing he wants it for is the fitness and heart rate monitoring.

    My second question is I have the series one watch currently and he bought me series 3. I would like to know if there is a way to transfer my Activity data and badges to my new watch?
     
  2. Bballrob macrumors regular

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    One watch per phone I believe.

    Your activity should all transfer.
     
  3. silentscreams22 thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you know how to tranfer it?
     
  4. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Well, no, you can have multiple watches per iPhone, but only one can be active at a time. (and his watch would act the same as yours, with YOUR apple id, settings, health data, etc, etc). Not a desirable solution at all.

    As for transferring your data, make sure your watch is backed up, then just restore the backup onto the new watch.

    Edit: Your boyfriend really needs to get an iPhone to get the full usage out of his apple watch and have the data be all his.
     
  5. silentscreams22 thread starter macrumors member

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    . He is getting N iPhone 5 from a family member but he won’t get it for a few months I think

    How do I go about backing up this Apple Watch so I can transfer it?
     
  6. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Apparently the backup is automatic if this is correct: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204518

    As far as him getting an iPhone 5, make sure you do not update the watch you're giving him to WatchOS 4.0 as it is not compatible with iOS 10 which is the final version of iOS for the iPhone 5, but it will work just fine under WatchOS 3. Just thought I'd mention that.

    Simply pair the new one and everything should move over I think. As it syncs with the iPhone it's paired to. Then he can have the Series 1 to use with his iPhone 5.
     
  7. silentscreams22 thread starter macrumors member

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    He bought himself an series 3 as well hmm can he pair it to an iPad?
     
  8. dave006 Contributor

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    No pairing to an iPad, iPhone or iPhone.

    Dave
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    If you are using iTunes you must make an encrypted backup or your health data will be lost. You can have up to 3 Watches paired to a single iPhone. So you don't need to unpair your other Watch until you have your S3 set up.

    Dave
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    I have an S0 watch paired. When I began to pair my S3 it asked if I wanted to restore from a backup of my S0 that it created that minute. Everything was transferred over perfectly.

    As to your BF, even an iPhone 5 won't work. iPhone 5s is required for S3.
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    Her BF got a S3, it comes with 4.0 to begin with. The only option he has for iPhone is 5s or later.
     
  10. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Right, I meant this part -
    If he's going to use the iPhone 5, I'd suggest he return one of the S3 watches and use her S1 if it hasn't been upgraded as it would work on the 5. Otherwise, the S3 watch probably costs a good bit more than a used iPhone 5s or 6, maybe even a 6S depending on model (https://swappa.com/buy/iphones).
     
  11. DougFNJ macrumors 65816

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    The only other suggestion I might throw out there would be a little painful, but doable.

    Do a full encrypted Backup of your iPhone. Do a full erase. Let him start a new account on your iPhone if he doesn’t have one already. If he does, let him log in to your iPhone. If he doesn’t have an iTunes account but has an android, Apple offers the ability to migrate all info from Android to that iPhone account. Now he should be able to pair that phone with the Apple Watch to get it set up and going. If you are able to make sure that iPhone has been active in your house, his house, and his work, then his Apple Watch can run strictly off WiFi in those locations, and LTE elsewhere. Maybe turn the android into a hotspot and have the iPhone remember that network too so he can at least use that for WiFi and not run it on LTE when out and about.

    This is a long hard workaround but if he loves the watch, this might be the best solution until he gets his own iPhone?
     
  12. fischersd, Oct 12, 2017
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    Umm, so that way she's giving up her iPhone and running with a crippled watch?

    This eSIM pairing - it doesn't work if you put the SIM that's paired with it into an Android phone. The watch will work like a series 2.
     
  13. DougFNJ macrumors 65816

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    She's giving up her iPhone for the amount of time it takes to load his profile in, set up his watch, get the network setup on his watch, and then resetting and setting her info back into her phone, I did say painful, but it leaves him with a functional watch until he gets his own.
     
  14. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Heh...you didn't actually mention the last bit (with her restoring her phone) - kinda important when you're giving people instructions to follow. ;)

    Also, like I said, none of the cellular functionality will work on his watch.

    I think the best option for him is to go pick up a used iPhone on Swappa. He's not going to get full functionality out of the watch unless he's using an iPhone.
     
  15. DougFNJ macrumors 65816

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    Heh heh, I guess that last tidbit would had been handy. You are right on the Swappa front, great deals to be had, and he ultimately ends up with a better phone anyway. I wonder what they decided.....
     

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