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Backup Apple watch / Restore apple watch

Similar to iPhones, ipads and iPods, settings and data on your backup apple watch and restore apple watch. Restore apple watch, if you have any, can save you the hassles of setting up the device anew, especially after having it repaired or erased because you’ve forgotten the passcode or have entered the wrong one six times in a row.

Backup apple watch process is slightly different on Apple watch. Backup apple watch is very safe and restore from a backup point.

A backup file contains your Apple watch system and app settings, language, time zone, health and fitness data and more.

How To backup Apple watch

  • There is no specific option to force a backup apple watch, other than unpairing the devices from the connected iPhone.
  • Unpairing the devices through the Apple Watch companion app on your iPhone always performs a backup first, without you having to do a thing.
  • After it’s been successfully backed up, content and settings on your Apple Watch will be wiped clean and the device set back to factory default settings. This post details unpairing your Apple Watch and its connected iPhone.


If you select Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings on the Apple Watch itself, and the connected iPhone isn’t close, the companion app won’t be able to create an up-to-date restore point.

You should also make sure to keep the watch and your iPhone close together as you unpair them because the unpair them because the unpairing process is carried over via Bluetooth.

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Here’s what your backup Apple watch includes:

  • App-specific data and settings. For example, Maps, distance, and units and your settings for Mail, Calendar, Stocks and weather.
  • App layout on the Home screen
  • Clock face settings, including your current watch face, customizations, and order
  • Dock settings, including the order and available apps
  • General system settings, such as your watch face, brightness, sound, and haptic settings
  • Health and Fitness data, such as history, achievements, Workout and Activity calibration data from your Apple Watch, and user-entered data.
  • Notification settings
  • Playlists synced to your Apple Watch
  • Synced photo album (To see which album syncs, open the Apple Watch app, tap the My Watch tab, then tap Photos > Synced Album.)
  • Time Zone

Your backup won’t include:

  • Bluetooth pairings
  • Credit or debit cards used for Apple Pay on your Apple Watch
  • Passcode for your Apple Watch


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How TO Restore Apple watch From Backup

Restore Apple watch erases the content and settings on it while optionally using a backup to bring back your stored data and settings. When you’re ready, you can pair your accessible or a brand new device, and then set it up from a stored backup.

You can pair one Apple Watch to your iPhone at a time.

Step 1:

If your Watch is already paired to an iPhone, you must first unpair the Watch and the iPhone. Folks who have set up Apple Watch once before, or are setting up a brand new device from a previously saved restore point, should advance straight to step two.

Step 2:

Turn on Apple Watch by pressing and holding the side button next to the Digital Crown until you see the Apple logo. When asked, desire a language on the device.

Step 3:

Open the Watch app on the iPhone and tap Start Pairing. Also tap Start Pairing on your Apple Watch. I’m not going to specify the full process here, but Jeff has easy to follow instructions on pairing your Watch to an iPhone so check out his tutorial for more information on that.


To fruitfully pair the devices, the iPhone’s Bluetooth must be enabled (flip the Bluetooth switch to ON in Settings > Bluetooth) and the phone must be connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network. Additionally, both Apple Watch and the iPhone must be charged and keep close together during the pairing and syncing process.

Step 4:

Once the devices are paired, the companion app will offer to set up Apple Watch as a new device, meaning you’ll be starting from scratch or restore it from a beforehand stored backup. Tap Restore from Backup in the Watch app on your iPhone and follow the onscreen steps to get to the Wrist Preference screen.

Step 5:

Now you’ll pick a wrist (Left or Right), accept terms and conditions, sign in with your Apple ID password, review transferring the iPhone’s settings for Usage and Diagnostics, Location Services and Siri to your Watch and optionally create a Watch pass-code.

Step 6:

Be patient as your iPhone restores your Apple Watch from a backup, applies the settings and re-installs any previously installed third-party apps. The length of this process varies depending on the amount of data stored in the backup file.

Apple Watch is now ready and you can pick up right where you left off just before the last backup.

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