What will I have to do with a new phone?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jannkarrasch, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. jannkarrasch macrumors member

    jannkarrasch

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    Hey guys,

    hopefully this question hasn't been asked yet.

    So, when I will probably get a new iPhone within the next weeks, what will I have to do in order to "take over the watch" to the next phone?
    I'm afraid that by disconnecting it from my old iPhone I will lose all the settings for the watch-faces and the order of my app icons...

    Greetings from Germany!
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    Just repair it. My guess is the settings will be saved in the app, and being it is a native app they will carry over.
     
  3. jannkarrasch thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, thanks!
     
  4. axantas macrumors member

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    Right guess, jannkarrasch, but only if you enable the encrypted backup of your iPhone in iTunes. Otherwise no passwords or personal data from the phone or the watch will be saved in the backup.
    What I just remarked: The iPhone backup in iCloud obviously saves your personal watch data as well.
     
  5. jannkarrasch thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!
     
  6. SugaredJuggler macrumors member

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    I am also pretty positive you will want to unpair the watch from the old phone first. (This creates a backup on the device) Then do a encrypted backup onto your iTunes, which saves all your health data. Then restore the backup onto the new iPhone.
     
  7. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    This is correct. Un-pair the watch first to force a watch backup. Then backup the phone. Then setup the new phone. Then when you pair the watch to the new phone, it will have the final backup from the watch on the original phone.
     
  8. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the info. I hadn't done an encrypted backup until after reading this thread.
     
  9. flur macrumors 68000

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    This should be a sticky post. I'm sure there will be lots of questions about this in the coming weeks.
     
  10. jannkarrasch thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the answers!
    I think this will solve my problems on Sept 25 :p
     
  11. Julien, Sep 16, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2015

    Julien macrumors G3

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    #11
    This looks like a decent guide. I'll edit it up as needed.


    • Check Activity App on iPhone and :apple:Watch to be sure all info is on the iPhone (use calories as the best guide)
    • Backup to iCloud or encrypted iTunes backup
    • Un Pair :apple:Watch (do not wipe old iPhone until you have completed restore on the new iPhone)
    • Restore backup to new iPhone
    • Pair :apple:Watch to new iPhone (all data between the time of backup and pairing will be lost so don't wait)


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