1. justinkoehn's Avatar
    I was talking with a friend the other day and we were discussing iOS upgrades/restores and the apple watch. Whenever a new major iOS version hits, I usually restore my phone as a new phone, not restoring from a backup. What happens to my watch data such as activity etc? If I restore the phone as new, will my watch pair with it without restoring the watch?

    I am afraid of losing my fitness and activity data if I do it the way I've always done. Is it even necessary for me to restore/setup as a new iPhone? I've had quite a bit of springboard crashes on my 6 Plus and I wasn't sure if it was something lingering that's causing it.
    08-07-2015 05:46 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If you restore your iPhone AND set it up as new, your Watch will un-pair and revert to its native state. All of your fitness-related progress will be gone.
    08-07-2015 06:24 PM
  3. justinkoehn's Avatar
    That is exactly what I envisioned....

    I wish there was a separate iCloud backup or storage area within iCloud for the Apple Watch.
    08-07-2015 06:26 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    That is exactly what I envisioned....

    I wish there was a separate iCloud backup or storage area within iCloud for the Apple Watch.
    Yeah, I'm with you. I found out the hard way......I'd even settle for a Bluetooth to computer backup via Bluetooth, if possible, in regard to the Watch.
    08-07-2015 06:34 PM
  5. justinkoehn's Avatar
    Dude agreed! Maybe I'll submit a suggestion on the apple website. I just wonder if those things fall upon deaf ears
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    08-07-2015 06:52 PM

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