Restoring new phone from iCloud backup prompts watch pairing.

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

  1. Nhott, Oct 13, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2017

    Nhott macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2014
    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


    Jun 24, 2010
    How do you verify that?
  3. Nhott thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2014
    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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