How to restore Apple Watch from backup

By Maaz Perwez
How to restore Apple Watch from backup

Apple Watch is one of the greatest smartwatches of all time. This is the only smartwatch that feels it is very well-built and a finished product. However, if you own an Apple Watch and thinking to reset and then restore your data. Or if you are planning to upgrade to a newer Apple Watch, then this tutorial will come in handy. As in this post, we will be discussing on how to restore Apple Watch from Backup.

Just like iPhones and iPads, you can restore your Apple Watch as well. You don’t even need to set your Apple Watch to backup manually, as your watch will do it on itself. When you back up your iPhone or iCloud or iTunes, your Apple Watch data backups are also backed up with that.

How to restore Apple Watch from backup

  • Open the Apple Watch App on your iPhone.
  • Go to my section of the app. Tap on “All Watches” which should be at the top-left corner of the screen
  • Now, select the Apple Watch which you are currently using and tap on the “i” icon next to it.
  • Click on the Unpair Apple Watch option.
  • Now you will be asked to enter Apple ID password. After entering the credentials tap on Unpair to start the process.
  • After a while, your watch will be disconnected and the watch will perform a factory reset.
  • Now, on your iPhone, you will see the pairing screen of Apple Watch.
  • Start pairing the Apple Watch you just unpaired.
  • Next, instead of selecting set up as a new Apple Watch, select the previous backup that you want to use and then continue setting up the Apple Watch.
  • That’s it your Apple Watch will be restored from the cloud backup.

Now, your Apple Watch will be having all of settings, apps and app syncs as it was there previously. It will take a few minutes to restore and then you will be good to go. Other than the above method there is no other method through which you can restore your Apple Watch from a previous backup.

Also, keep in mind the Apple Watch cloud backup and restore doesn’t include Bluetooth pairings, credit and debit cards or any information regarding Apple Pay, Passcode and Messages.

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