Don't Restore iPhone when pairing to Watch


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 26, 2013
An Apple Store Tech told me his watch needed to be sent in because he attempted to restore his iPhone during the pairing process with his Apple Watch.

He said that doing this will brick the Apple Watch and that it will need to be sent in for repair. It's a software related issue.

I've done dumb things before and figured to save everyone from making that mistake.


macrumors 603
Oct 19, 2005
I can't see anyone doing this, but what would happen if during the inital sync process, one happened to receive that text


macrumors 65816
Jun 14, 2013
Wales, UK
I paired whilst still restoring this morning and it messed up iMessage. Had to wait for he restore to finish, then sign out of everything iCloud related on my phone, before signing back in again.

Kept getting "failed to sign in, please enter your iCloud password on your iPhone" until I did.
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