Upgrading to 6S with Apple Watch

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spinboy, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. spinboy macrumors member

    spinboy

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    Has anyone found any info on what we should or shouldn't do if upgrading phones and we have a watch? I can't find anything specific but I'm thinking:

    1 - Unpair watch from old phone
    2 - Backup old phone to iTunes
    3 - Set up new phone and restore from iTunes backup
    4 - Re-pair watch with new phone and restore watch from on-phone backup

    I think part of the unpairing process creates a watch backup on the phone???
     
  2. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    I didn't even have to un-pair the watch to do it..I did sign-out of a lot of account info though.

    When I restored, the phone needed to re-pair with the watch and then it restored the last backup that was created.

    BTW, I think a backup is ONLY created if you encrypt the backup.. not 100% sure, but that is what I did and I think I read that somewhere.
     
  3. spinboy thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Nikos macrumors 68000

    Nikos

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    That is correct. Health data will on back up if it's encrypted.
     
  5. spinboy thread starter macrumors member

    spinboy

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    I should have mentioned that the backup should be encrypted. iCloud backups already are from what I understand, but I've restored from iCloud during an upgrade and it's a painful experience. The encrypted iTunes backup will also bring along passwords etc, so that info does not have to be set up again.
     
  6. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    yes, it is really the best and fastest way to do a backup and restore for a total phone change.
     

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