3 Restart your iPhone and Apple Watch
5. Reset Your Apple Watch
As a final, and more drastic, step, it’s time to unpair and re-pair your AppleWatch with an iPhone. To start the process, go to Settings > General on theWatch. Scroll down to the bottom and select Reset. Then select Reset AllContent and Settings.To complete the process, you may need to deactivate the Activation Lock. Ifyou need additional help with this step here are the Apple Watch security tipsyou need to know.After the Apple Watch has been wiped, you can hopefully re-pair it with youriPhone. If that’s successful, you can restore the Watch as a completely newdevice or by using a previous backup.
6. Reset iPhone Network Settings
If you’re still unable to get a connection between the Apple Watch and theiPhone, it might be because of an issue with the network settings. Resettingyour iPhone’s network settings might help. * To reset your network settings on your iPhone, launch the Settings app and tap on General. Here, tap on Reset. * Tap on Reset Network Settings and enter your passcode.
7. Reset Apple Watch
After all that, if your Apple Watch still isn’t connecting with your iPhone,it’s time to reset and unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone and then redothe whole pairing process. Consider this a last resort; more often than not,one of the steps mentioned above will fix connectivity issues between yourApple Watch and your iPhone.
Update iOS On Your iPhone
If your iPhone is running an outdated version of iOS, you may run intoproblems that could be fixed simply by updating the most recent version ofiOS.
Update iOS In The Settings App
1. Open up the Settings app. 2. TapÂ General. 3. TapÂ Software Update. 4. If an update is available, tapÂ Install Now.
2. Check your Apple Watch and iPhone Settings.
Apple Watch and iPhone communicate with each other via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Itmight be the case that these settings are accidentally disabled in either ofthe devices. Run a thorough check to see if this is the culprit behind theApple Watch, not pairing.Airplane mode on Apple Watch – The mode disables all communications. Bring upthe Control Centre and check if the Airplane icon is highlighted in orange. Ifyes, turn it off to re-establish the connection between your watch and iPhone.WiFi on Apple Watch – When the WiFi icon in the Control Center is blue, thewatch is connected to a network. In case your Apple Watch is not connected,tap on that WiFi symbol and initiate pairing with the iPhone.Airplane mode on iPhone – Access the Control Center on your iPhone and see ifthe Airplane icon is orange; disable Airplane mode if it’s active.Bluetooth on iPhone – An essential tool for pairing Apple Watch and iPhone.Ensure that the Bluetooth icon in the Control Center is highlighted in blue.Note: Sometimes, a simple reset of these network settings could resolve thepairing issue. Before we move on, turn the Airplane Mode On and Off on bothiPhone and Apple Watch to see if the connection is established.
3. Restart your iPhone and Apple Watch
Now that all the necessary checks are done, it’s time for the most commontroubleshooting trick, restart. Force restart your iPhone and reboot yourApple Watch to reset and probably remove the glitch that might be stopping thedevices from pairing.
5. Reset iPhone Network Settings
iPhone usually stores all the information about connected networks for asmoother reconnection next time. However, this data could get corrupted attimes preventing the Apple Watch from connecting to iPhone.It is wise to note that this action will also erase all your networkpasswords. So first, save all those passwords in the Notes app and then ResetNetwork Settings on your iPhone. 1. Launch Settings and tap on General on your iPhone. 2. Scroll down and tap on Reset from the bottom. 3. Here, select Reset Network Settings and enter your lock screen passcode to complete the process.Probably, when you reconnect your iPhone to the network, your Apple Watchmight not face any trouble pairing with the phone.
6. Reset Your Apple Watch
Facing the issue still? Then it’s time to go for the nuclear option,completely reset your Apple Watch, and reconnect it to your iPhone. There aretwo methods to reset your smartwatch:
Directly Reset Apple Watch
1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch and tap on General. 2. Scroll down and select Reset. 3. Now, tap on Erase All Content and Settings. 4. Finally, tap on Erase All to confirm the action.
Reset Your Apple Watch from iPhone
1. Open the Watch app on the iPhone and tap on the My Watch tab from the bottom menu. 2. Tap on General and then Reset. 3. Select Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings and then tap on it again to confirm the action. Enter the password if prompted.Once your Apple Watch is restored to factory default settings, set up thewatch again. Hopefully, the pairing issue is finally resolved. If none of thesolutions not works, you will have to contact Apple Support and rely on themto resolve the issue.Signing offWhile Apple has introduced Family Setup, which enables pairing multiple AppleWatches to one iPhone, you still need an iPhone! As long as this dependence isthere, you need to pair your watch with the phone for various reasons.And if a pairing issue arises, you can fix that with our troubleshootingguide. So keep this page bookmarked for future references as well.You may also like to read these:Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye fornews, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products.During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to shareside-splitting contents on social media.Apple Watch Won’t Pair, How-To FixThe Apple Watch easily is the most popular wearable in the world. There is notmuch competition outside of Samsung’s Galaxy Watch line, and maybe Fitbit.Although, Fitbit has been purchased by Google and there has been no movementin regards to a new smartwatch/wearable from Google.
Reset your Apple Watch
The final option that you’ll want to take if you still can’t pair your Watchis to reset it. Going back to factory settings helps to get the processstarted fresh. And it will remove any lingering data that could have beentransferred before the process failed. 1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch. 2. Tap on General. 3. Scroll down and tap Reset. 4. Select Erase All Contents and Settings. 5. Enter your passcode, if prompted. 6. Tap Erase All.