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Luba

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I hope setting up cellular service for the S4 is going to much easier than with the S3. Hopefully, we can just move it over from our S3 to our new S4? I'm thinking when we un-pair the S3 we say 'keep cell plan' then when we pair it with our new S4 the service will simply move over.
 
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bizzy045

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I hope setting up cellular service for the S4 is going to much easier than with the S3. Hopefully, we can just move it over from our S3 to our new S4? I'm thinking when we un-pair the S3 we say 'keep cell plan' then when we pair it with our new S4 the service will simply move over.

I am wondering this as well. I thought we would need to remove cellular plan and set a a new one on the s4. Does anyone know how this will work?
 

matrix07

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Just unpair your watch and select to keep your plan (to use it on the new watch).
 

YatBob

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What if I want to keep my series 3 and wear it while doing yard work, exercise, etc. how them will I handle the cellular plan, I read where some one posted it will transfer to whatever watch I am wearing but could not find any definite answer.
 

Mabus51

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Just unpair your watch and select to keep your plan (to use it on the new watch).
This is what I was thinking. Guess we will find out Friday. I’m going to the store to pick mine up. So I’ll see if their recommendation differs.
 

Luba

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Just unpair your watch and select to keep your plan (to use it on the new watch).
I’m also getting the Xs. So I should first un-pair, keep plan on the X. Backup X, then turn-on Xs which will activate Xs and deactivate the X. But since I have a backup, I restore that backup on Xs which should have my previous AW cellular plan?
 

Mabus51

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What if I want to keep my series 3 and wear it while doing yard work, exercise, etc. how them will I handle the cellular plan, I read where some one posted it will transfer to whatever watch I am wearing but could not find any definite answer.
You will need two data plans to do that. I don’t know any carrier that would graciously offer free service on two devices. Even if they’re paired to a single phone. If you want the service on both, you’ll end up paying for it on both.
 
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YatBob

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You will need two data plans to do that. I don’t know any carrier that would graciously offer free service on two devices. Even if they’re paired to a single phone. If you want the service on both, you’ll end up paying for it on both.

While it is 2 devices only 1 is in use at a time
 

bizzy045

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I’m also getting the Xs. So I should first un-pair, keep plan on the X. Backup X, then turn-on Xs which will activate Xs and deactivate the X. But since I have a backup, I restore that backup on Xs which should have my previous AW cellular plan?

This is exactly my situation and the exact method I am going to try first.
 

matrix07

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I’m also getting the Xs. So I should first un-pair, keep plan on the X. Backup X, then turn-on Xs which will activate Xs and deactivate the X. But since I have a backup, I restore that backup on Xs which should have my previous AW cellular plan?

2 new devices sounds complicated. If it’s me I would try to pair new watch to the X first, then back up X and restore to XS. You should get the S4 automatically.
But I guess your method should work as well.
 
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big samm

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Im in the same situation getting Xs Max and lte series 4, but i don’t wanna use a backup, wanna start fresh, now that imsg is in the cloud no need to use backups , almost everything is saved on the cloud... Will i be able to switch my lte service to the new series 4 without using my watch series 3 backup?
 

bizzy045

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Im in the same situation getting Xs Max and lte series 4, but i don’t wanna use a backup, wanna start fresh, now that imsg is in the cloud no need to use backups , almost everything is saved on the cloud... Will i be able to switch my lte service to the new series 4 without using my watch series 3 backup?

I have a 620+ day move streak in the activity app that I do not want to lose so that is a reason to use a backup.
 

big samm

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I have a 620+ day move streak in the activity app that I do not want to lose so that is a reason to use a backup.

Wow the activity data don’t sync in the cloud?
So if one restores is iphone and Apple watch without using a backup all activity data gets erased?
 

bizzy045

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Wow the activity data don’t sync in the cloud?
So if one restores is iphone and Apple watch without using a backup all activity data gets erased?

The activity data is stored in the cloud from your backup of your phone - not through your iCloud signin like messages. I believe all your settings and apps are stored in the backup as well. You will need to re-download all your apps and lose your app data if you start fresh. In addition, if you want set up the watch as fresh and not restore from a backup of the old watch, it will erase your activity data.

Someone please correct me if I'm mistaken.
 

big samm

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The activity data is stored in the cloud from your backup of your phone - not through your iCloud signin like messages. I believe all your settings and apps are stored in the backup as well. You will need to re-download all your apps and lose your app data if you start fresh. In addition, if you want set up the watch as fresh and not restore from a backup of the old watch, it will erase your activity data.

Someone please correct me if I'm mistaken.

The way i see it is the activity data resides on the phone that it’s paired with the watch, then the phone puts the activity data in the health app, which you can sync to iCloud... It’s in the settings in icloud...

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bizzy045

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The way i see it is the activity data resides on the phone that it’s paired with the watch, then the phone puts the activity data in the health app, which you can sync to iCloud... It’s in the settings in icloud...

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Achievements, streaks, etc I don’t believe are stored anywhere in the health app.
 
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