1. Fatboy71's Avatar
    I owned an Apple Watch until recently. But it had to be sent back. However, a couple of days ago, before the watch was sent back, I backed up my iPhone with iTunes.

    I use encrypted backups in iTunes. I was wondering if someone could tell me how I go about restoring my replacement Apple Watch with the backup I'm hoping iTunes will have took of my old Apple Watch.

    Thanks in advance.
    12-03-2016 06:11 PM
  2. Just_Me_D said: Best Answer

    The information via the following iMore Blog link should prove helpful to you.

    http://www.imore.com/how-restore-you...e-watch-backup
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The information via the following iMore Blog link should prove helpful to you.

    http://www.imore.com/how-restore-you...e-watch-backup
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    12-03-2016 06:51 PM
  4. firedept10's Avatar
    Here is an iMore guide by Allyson Kazmucha on how restore your new Watch from a backup.
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    12-03-2016 06:56 PM
  5. firedept10's Avatar
    The information via the following iMore Blog link should prove helpful to you.

    How to restore your Apple Watch from a backup | iMore
    Got ninja'd by the best.
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    12-03-2016 06:58 PM
  6. Fatboy71's Avatar
    Thanks very much everyone for the help.

    The thing that worries me in the guide is, the mention that you need to unpaid the watch.

    I didn't do this, I simply went into the Settings (on the watch) and reset/erase all content and settings. So I'm unsure as to if there will be a backup to fall back on

    I thought iTunes might have created a backup when I backed up my iPhone.
    12-04-2016 02:00 AM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    Thanks very much everyone for the help.

    The thing that worries me in the guide is, the mention that you need to unpaid the watch.

    I didn't do this, I simply went into the Settings (on the watch) and reset/erase all content and settings. So I'm unsure as to if there will be a backup to fall back on

    I thought iTunes might have created a backup when I backed up my iPhone.
    Unpair actually creates the backup. There's a chance you have one there already ... I had to do some restores a week or so ago and forgot to unpair but did have a backup. So give it a shot anyway, you've got nothing to lose
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    12-04-2016 07:05 AM
  8. Fatboy71's Avatar
    Unpair actually creates the backup. There's a chance you have one there already ... I had to do some restores a week or so ago and forgot to unpair but did have a backup. So give it a shot anyway, you've got nothing to lose
    Thats really good to know. Should have another AW on Tuesday, so I'll update this thread once I get it
    12-04-2016 07:29 AM
  9. jimkraz's Avatar
    If you have not encrypted the latest backup you will not have your health data transferred to new watch.
    12-05-2016 03:18 AM
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