Replacement Watch with 1.0 and backup of 2.0

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by pshifrin, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. pshifrin macrumors 6502

    pshifrin

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    Just did an express replacement because the rubber gasket under the crown popped off. Called apple at 6pm last night and had it in hand at 9:45am, amazing!

    However... the replacement had a completely drained battery and software 1.0. I wonder how long it's been sitting in a box?

    Anyway, is the proper procedure to setup as new watch, update to 2.0, un-pair, setup again and hope my 2.0 backups magically appear?
     
  2. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    you really didn't say anything about your old watch but I am guessing you had 2.0 installed. If you don't care about any of the data, I would just setup the watch as new paired to your phone and then go into the Apple Watch app and upgrade but charge to 50% before trying.

    If you want the data do a backup/restore in iTunes first. Encrypt if you need the health data and then Setup as new and restore. Might cause problems with a different watch but not positive.

    You may have received a new watch that was manufactured in April. Battery dead should be a non issue.
     
  3. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    I just went through this.

    1. Setup the watch as a NEW watch on your phone.
    2. Update the watchOS to 2.0
    3. Unpair the watch from your phone.
    4. Pair the watch using a previous backup (You will see all your previous backups available, including the one you just created). I used the one from the day I handed the apple store my watch.
    5. Done

    If you want go to Settings\General\Storage & iCloud Usage\Manage Storage (under Storage)\Watch then remove all the backups you no longer want.

    You can always check your watch backups here...
     
  4. pshifrin thread starter macrumors 6502

    pshifrin

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    That's awesome, thanks for the info. No problem getting the watch to 50% since it's taking over 2 hours to download 2.0 on a 100mb fios connection!
     
  5. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    My replacement watch came dead, no power at all... I wasn't very happy about that need for 50%...
     

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