Restoring new phone from iCloud backup prompts watch pairing.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Nhott, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Nhott, Oct 13, 2017
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    Nhott macrumors member

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    Two weeks ago my phone 6s was smashed at work. I put my SIM in my iPhone 6 and restored from backup. I’m fairly certain that I had to erase my watch manually and then pair to the new phone and was then prompted to restore from backup.

    My replacement phone came today and I just set it up using iOS’s automatic setup and restored from the iPhone 6 backup. An Apple Watch pairing prompt opened an asked if I’d like the watch paired to this phone in which I choose yes. I set the phone down to let it restore and a short while later my watch started ringing with the following notification. IMG_0032.JPG I scrolled down and selected yes. My watch did a quick reset, load, and came back up to the watch face and unlocked like nothing happened. I just verified that the watch is no longer paired on my old phone so I guess all is well.
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 601

    matrix07

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    How do you verify that?
     
  3. Nhott thread starter macrumors member

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    Just open the watch app. Watch wasn’t listed there. Then from my watch I pinged my phone and the new phone sounded.
     

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