If you are using an iPhone, picking up a new Apple Watch is also quite necessary. Fortunately, setting up your Watch is a straightforward process. In this post, we will be showing you how to pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone. Additionally, we also instruct you to unpair your Apple Watch at any time.
How to Pair Your Apple Watch
When setting up your Apple Watch for the first time, it will require you to pair it with your iPhone. Pairing your devices is very easy.
- Make sure both your iPhone and Apple Watch are turned on
This allows both your devices to pair with each other during the process.
- On your iPhone, download the Watch app
If you do not have installed the Watch app on your iPhone, you need to download it from the App Store [direct link]:
From iOS 11 and newer versions, they ship with the Watch app installed. But if you deleted it previously, then you should reinstall it. Once the app installation is done, the process is quick.
- Open the Watch app and tap “Start Pairing”
With devices running iOS 11 or later, there will be a card automatically appearing on the screen. You will be prompted to confirm the pairing process. Once you ensure your Apple Watch and iPhone are in proximity, tap on Continue on your iPhone.
- Hover your iPhone’s camera over your Apple Watch
The Watch app and your Apple Watch come with QR code for scanning to pair both your devices. The process is very easy to do. Open the camera in your Watch app and then hover it over your Apple Watch. Your iPhone will prompt you to align your Watch within the highlighted area for scanning.
- Set up your Watch as new, or restore from an available backup
You will then be asked to set up your watch as a new or restore data from a backup. If you have a backup of an older Apple Watch, you can move the data over to your new one. All you need is following the on-screen instructions. If you want your Watch fresh, you should set up as new.
- Follow the setup instructions to configure your watch
You will now select your preferred settings, such as Apple Pay usage, Siri, or passcode.
After that, you will see your Apple Watch displays the Apple logo with a surrounding ring. Wait for a few seconds and you are ready to use your Apple Watch.
How to Unpair Your Apple Watch
Sometimes, there are some bugs that you cannot use your Apple Watch with your iPhone, you have to unpair your Watch from your iPhone.
- Open Watch app and locate your Watch
First, access your Apple Watch by opening the Watch app. Next, select your device at the top and tap on “i” symbol next to the thumbnail. Select Unpair Apple Watch.
- Disable Find my Apple Watch if needed
Next, you will be asked to enter your iCloud password to turn off Find my Apple Watch. You should turn this feature off first before disconnecting both your devices. After that, the unpairing process will continue.
- Wait for the process to finish
This process might take you 20 minutes or more. Once done, you will see the Apple logo with a ring around on your Watch. When the ring completely closes, it means the process is done.