Watch & Restoring iPhone

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by bulbousnub, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. bulbousnub macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2014
    Hey guys. Long story short I need to restore my iPhone and set it up as a new device - not restore it from a backup. How does this affect the watch? Will I need to wipe it and restore it as well? And if so - I'm assuming I can restore that from a backup?
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Ummmm, watch backup is part of iPhone backup. I think if you set up your iPhone as new, you might lose all your watch data as well. :eek:
  3. bulbousnub thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2014
    Just went through with this and to follow up - yes, this is correct. I had to reset my watch and configure as new. There was no option to restore from an iCloud backup or anything of the sort for the watch itself.
  4. AppleWes macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2013
    Hummm that's good to know. Will be interesting when new iPhones come out.

    Although Apple might create some sort of Watch backup with next iOS version/new iPhone.
  5. viachicago22 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2013
    Good point! I just went through this and it's annoying- wanted to restore only the watch, not the phone. Should be an option.
  6. rosario1990 macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2015
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

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