Apple Watch with new 6?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by JerTheGeek, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

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    Just got a new iPhone 6. I'll be running the 9 PB on it as that's what my 5s is running and therefore my backup is on 9.
    Anyway, how will my Watch backup? What do I have to do if anything?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    You watch back data is backed up when you back up the iPhone. Yours will be backed up using the current OS on your phone.
     
  3. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    And this will work with iTunes backup right?
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    You MUST backup with Encrypted Backup to get your Fitness and Health data backed up.

    EDIT and side question: Why would you buy a 6 when the 6S is just a few days away?
     
  5. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It is encrypted so I'm good. Thanks!
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    You should have no problem. Like Julien said, if you want your health data to be backed up, you must use the encrypted data feature on your backup.
     
  7. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    And will I have to re-pair via BT?
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    Yes, but be sure you are using the current backup because paring wipes your :apple:Watch and all data is gone.
     
  9. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, so I'll:
    1: backup my 5s to iTunes.
    2: install PB on 6
    3: restore backup to 6.
    4: repair Watch and then it will be restored?
    (Sorry for all the questions just want to make sure I do it right :)
     
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    yes after pairing it will ask if u want to restore from a backup or set up as new.
    (you really should have waited 3 more weeks with your purchase btw :p )
     
  11. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Awesome thanks!
    Long story actually. My sister got a 16gb 5s last week cause she doesn't like the size of the 6. I had a 32gb 5s. We went to the VZ store to swap hers out for a new 32gb 5s, but they didn't have any in stock or in the warehouse. So, her only option was to get my 32gb 5s and have me get a 64gb 6, which I now have :D
    I had no option to wait. So far, just using it a little bit on the ride home before I've done any backing up or restoring it anything, I'm loving it! Beautiful design.
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    That should do it. Hope you enjoy.
     
  13. Julien macrumors G3

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  14. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    On another note, should I just set up as new, or restore from my old backup? Is there any noticeable difference in performance when restoring from an old backup? One time I did a setup as new on my 5s, I believe it was back on 8.0 or something. So the backup doesn't go back too far.
     
  15. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Its totally up to you. Setting up as new does make your devices run a bit faster and a bit more stably, but you lose all data. Seeing how your 5s was setup as new, you probably don't have enough cruft built up to affect performance.
     
  16. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I did do the 5s from a backup from a 4s, but one time when I had battery issues, I did a setup as new on it. So it shouldn't be too much accumulated data.
     
  17. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    Your watch backup won't be up to date unless you unpair or reset it manually. You have to then do an iPhone backup after that.

    The watch does backups about once every 24 hours, just like iCloud backups. You could very well erase your watch, missing something, fitness or otherwise.
     
  18. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I unpaired the watch, and then backed my old 5s up to iTunes. Should be good right?
     
  19. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, enjoy the 6!
     
  20. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Loving it!
     
  21. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    You will be fine and you do not need to set up your phone as new. I have done full backups via iTunes for years and never a problem.

    Hope you are getting alone good with you new iPhone and watch!
     
  22. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I am! Everything has transferred over smoothly, got all my music that I need downloaded for offline listening in Apple Music, and I'm loving that beautiful 4.7 inch screen!
     
  23. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    You just got a new iPhone? You know in less then a month the new iPhone is out right?
     
  24. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I know. my sister needed a 32gb 5s cause the 16gb she just got wasn't enough space; we tried returning, but the VZW store was completely out of stock in the warehouse and at the store so our only option was to get the 6 which I got and my sister got my 5s. I had no option to wait.
     

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