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    Unable to pair new watch without iOS13
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    Unable to pair new watch without iOS13
    I just bought a new Watch. It seems I cannot pair it to my iPhone until I update that to iOS13.

    I didnít want to that yet as it breaks Reminders unless I use Catalina on my MacBook Air and I donít trust it enough for that yet.

    Can I pair it to my old iPhone which already updated and move it later?


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    Unable to pair new watch without iOS13
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    Setting it up on the old phone. I assume I can then back it up and eventually wipe it and pair to the new phone and then restore from backup


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    Unable to pair new watch without iOS13
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    So how do I back the Watch up please? Does it backup when the iPhone backs up?


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    You don't backup the Watch. Its configuration is backed up as part of the iPhone backup. When you want to move to the other iPhone, you will have to un-pair it from the current iPhone, at which time it will forget the connection and delete the software, then pair to the new and set it up as you want it again. PITA, but that's how it works, AFAIK.
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    Unable to pair new watch without iOS13
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    So the watch backup is only available if pairing again on the same phone?

    How annoying. Thanks anyway for the help. I will count it as practice


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    There really isn't a watch backup. What is kept is the configuration of the watch (what is installed, what faces, etc) that is currently paired with the iPhone. None of the data on the watch is kept in the backup AFAIK, just the configuration. That sort of makes sense when you figure that you really don't have much data on the watch, just apps, or downloaded podcasts, music, etc. And what is there is stored as the configuration of the watch in the iPhone backup. So when you get a new iPhone, you unpair the watch, then restore the backup to the iPhone and pair the watch and voila! you are done. You have to pair the watch anyway, so all it really adds is the time to copy back the apps, music, podcasts, etc, to the Watch.
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    Unable to pair new watch without iOS13
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    Thanks. Updating the iPhone now.

    It was going to be updated eventually so no real problem apart from Reminders and doing updates in the App Store and flagging emails.

    Apart from those, iOS 13 is not too bad on the iPhone. Lucky the Watch doesnít sync with an iPad


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    Unable to pair new watch without iOS13
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    Guess what? Updated the iPhone, accepting the inconveniences of iOS13, erased the new Watch and .....


    ..... low battery, connect the watch to the charger to continue


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    Unable to pair new watch without iOS13
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    Yeah, pretty much everything I do between the  Watch and iPhone I do with the  Watch on the charger. Trivial things like a setting, or changing a watch face or complication is quick, but if I'm doing anything serious, the charger comes into play. I get two days out of my AW4 on a charge, but don't push that because I put it on charge while I sleep.
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    Unable to pair new watch without iOS13
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    Set the Watch up again on the correct iPhone and now the time is stated in a female Siri voice, so better than before


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