Switching from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 - process?

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  1. Dino F macrumors 68020

    Dino F

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    Just a quick question really:

    My Apple Watch is currently being used with my iPhone 6 however, I am expecting my iPhone 7 to arrive this week. What is the correct process to switch to the 7?

    Do I just back up my 6 to iCloud, and then restore from the back up, when on the iPhone 7? Will this also restore the data between my Apple Watch and my iPhone 6 (i.e. watch faces, health stuff, aps, etc) or is it better to go through the 'Unpair Apple Watch' process (via the Apple Watch app on my iPhone 6) and then just pair it to my iPhone 7?

    :confused:
     
  2. andylel macrumors newbie

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    Unpair watch - backup phone (iCloud backup or encrypted to iTunes) - restore backup to new phone - restore watch from new phone.
     
  3. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dino F

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    ....ahh, perfect - cheers for that, appreciated.

    :)
     
  4. HenryHM macrumors newbie

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  5. andylel macrumors newbie

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    AFAIK you are out of luck. Apple do not appear to support that scenario. You will need to set up your phone as new and then pair and set up your watch as new.
     
  6. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dino F

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    ...will this also save my Health Data (i.e. all the activity rings), which I have built up on my iPhone 6?
     
  7. Julien macrumors G4

    Julien

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    Of course.
     

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