Do I have to wait for my Apple watch to fully restore?

smile1fish

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Sep 23, 2017
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EDITED: Heading should have read ...Do I have to wait for my iPhone to fully restore before I can pair my apple watch...

Before I can re pair my Apple watch? I hope I didn't mess anything up...I started activating my new iPhone 10XS max, and before I put in wifi...I realized I hadn't unpaired my watch (series 3)...so I quickly unpaired it, but it said something to the fact that it wasn't sure if it totally unpaired. It looked like it did, because the screen to pair a new phone came up. Anyway, my new phone is in the process of reloading everything from iCloud, but it's functional, but it says it can't pair watch. Do I have to wait until fully restored? Thanks!
 
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Shirasaki

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It’s always best to unpair your watch first, because the watch will then need to be erased from watch end and you don’t have a recent backup, if you forget to unpair. Kinda annoying.
 
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smile1fish

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It’s always best to unpair your watch first, because the watch will then need to be erased from watch end and you don’t have a recent backup, if you forget to unpair. Kinda annoying.
Thank you. I realized that while I did unpair my watch from my old iPhone, I didn't do another iCloud backup...so that messed me up. I am starting fresh. Live and learn I guess.
 
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