Learn how to pair your Apple Watch with any iPhone 5 or later. The process takes about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the Apple Watch apps you need to sync with your new Apple Watch. You can also use this guide if you’re going to pair your Apple Watch with a new iPhone or restore your Apple Watch from backup.
You need to be on iOS 8.2 or newer to get started, Currently this is iOS 8.3, but eventually this will work with iOS 9 on other versions of iOS.
You can’t do this until you have your Apple Watch on your iPhone, so if you’re waiting for your Apple to arrive, you can Watch this to see what you need to do, but you won’t just go any further. Open the Apple Watch app.
The Apple Watch comes with around 70% to 80% charged, so you don’t need to put it on the charger before doing this. You may still want to fully charge it before you start using it.
Pairing Apple Watch with iPhone
and then . You should see the version and a number in half of the screen and on the right. You must have iOS 8.2 or higher for this to work. If you don’t see it, upgrade your iPhone so you can use Apple Watch.
Now that your iPhone is ready, you need to prepare your Apple Watch. Tap under the Digital Crown and then . If you can’t use the automatic method, this is where you’ll tap the I in the top right to manually pair the Apple Watch, but most users can still use the iPhone camera.
. You will see an option on the home screen. Tap this to get started.
You will see the animation and image above when the iPhone recognizes the Apple Watch. Choose backup or restore from a backup. Now Later, .
Next up, you need to do it and use two-step authentication if needed. The next step is to say if you wish.
Almost done. Now on your Apple Watch you have to double tap this and then .
To do it at the end or later. Even if this is your first iPhone, there will be plenty of iPhone apps with Watch apps waiting to be installed. You can uninstall it later or choose to install certain apps later. It’s entirely up to you.
The Apple Watch Sync process will take about 10 to 15 minutes. Once this is done you will hear a small ping on the Apple Watch and you can customize your experience. You can set up Apple Pay and control notifications and other features in the Apple Watch app on iPhone.