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How to Backup Apple Watch Data and Restore It

Back up Apple Watch Settings and Data and restore it on a new Watch.

Apple Watch is the best smartwatch available in the market. It performs most of the features of an iPhone like making callings, using Siri, checking notifications and much more. Apple offers an automatic backup option for all its devices, and Apple Watch is no exception. However, backing up the Apple Watch doesn’t work like other iOS services. You can only backup a set of data on Apple Watch.

What’s included in Apple Watch Backup

According to Apple’s support page, you can backup the following things on your Watch:

  • App data (both built-in and downloaded apps)
  • Home screen layout
  • Settings related to the clock face, dock, notification and general system
  • Health and fitness data
  • Synced photo albums
  • Time zone
  • Synced playlists and albums
  • Siri voice feedback setting

What’s not included in Backup

Backup doesn’t include,

  • Bluetooth pairings
  • Information about Credit and Debit cards that you used for Apple Pay via Apple Watch
  • Apple Watch passcode
  • Messages

How to Backup your Apple Watch?

Your Apple Watch data and settings will be backed up automatically on the paired iPhone as long as they’re in range. Also, there is no option to manually backup the data. When you backup your iPhone to iCloud or iTunes, the Apple Watch data on your iPhone will be backed up automatically.

But, when you’re upgrading to a new Apple Watch, you can backup and restore data from old Apple Watch easily. Unpairing the Apple watch backups the data automatically on your iPhone. After unpairing, you can restore it on the same watch or any other Apple Watch by

  • Open the Watch app.
  • Select Start Pairing.
  • Select Restore from a backup.
  • Go through the on-screen prompts and sign in with your Apple ID.
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Our Opinion

With your Apple Watch backed up safely, check out our picks of the best Apple Watch apps and watch faces to enhance their productivity. Backing up Apple Watch is important to keep a track of your health and fitness. As mentioned earlier, your Apple Watch will remain backed up until it is paired with an iPhone.

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