Replacing Apple Watch - Backup/Restore Option

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by cygy2k, May 14, 2015.

  1. cygy2k macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2005
    I've had my 38 SS for two weeks and will be replacing with a 42 SS this afternoon. I assume since most everything is stored on the phone that there is no need to worry about backup and restore fo settings; the new will just inherent the iPhone apps settings, correct?
  2. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006

    yes, once you pair a new watch, and you have used the watch app before, the iphone app will prompt you to restore the previous watch or set up as a new one. It's pretty neat because you actually have a backup without actually realising you do. (I was suprised when I saw the backup there..). Once restored, all you have to do is confirm your icloud passowrd, set a passcode, and you are good to go.
  3. rhsmd1 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2015
    Central Florida
    there are actually multiple backups.
    i would like to find a way of deleting the ones that i dont want.
  4. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    Little bit of an old post, but can you switch the watch out in the middle of the day and keep your progress in the fitness app? Steps, exercise, standing hours, etc?
  5. dandrewk macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    San Rafael, California
    Yes, but be SURE to sync the activity app first to make sure it's up to date on your iPhone. You simply run the activity app to do this.

    This was a step I failed to do, and as a result I lost a large streak of meeting all three goals. There's no way to do 12 "stands" with only 11 hours left in the day.
  6. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    Thanks, figured it would save it, but I lost info one time with my Fitbit because the new Fitbit replaced data for the entire day. I think Fitbit fixed this issue, just wanted to make sure before I tried it.

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