Series 0 to series 3 setup question

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by josh bear, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. josh bear macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2010
    Hi all

    Would appreciate some advice. Just bought a series 3 to replace a series zero bought on launch day (Actually queued at Dover street market!). I have not upgraded the zero to iOS 4.

    Can I just set up the series 3 from a backup on my phone of the series zero? Just trying to save time setting up apps etc all again?


  2. F1ferrari macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2017
    I set my series 3 up from a backup of my series 0, but I had updated it to watchOS 4. You could try without updating. During set up it asked if I wanted to restore from backup, so you could see what it says at that step.
  3. gatorknight904 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2011
    Dallas/Ft. Worth
    I was asked the restore from back up question during the setup of my S3 (coming from S0) and I had not updated the S0 to watchOS 4. I believe you will be fine.

    I chose to set up as a new watch though.
  4. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    Yes, you can restore from a backup of older software.

  5. josh bear thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2010
    Thanks all. Appreciated. Hoping to see a significant speed bump between 0 and 3!!
  6. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    The speed bump is really really significant. Couldn’t be happier with my purchase. I went down from an SS to a Sports model though. I don’t want to spend too much on a watch that is likely to be replaced in 2 years.

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