How to Pair Apple Watch to iPhone 8/iPhone X Automatically or Manually

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Myra Updated on Jun 05, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

If you are looking for the way to pair your Apple Watch with your newly bought iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X, this article is written for you. In this article, you can learn not only what to prepare before you pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X but also how to pair your iPhone to Apple Watch in two ways, either automatically or manually.

Preparations you need to make:

  • If you haven't set up your iPhone yet, learn how to set up iPhone here.
  • Turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X.
  • Put your iPhone under stable and reliable network connection.
  • Turn on your Apple Watch and select a language.

As you can see, the pairing process requires both Bluetooth and WiFi to work. Thus you need to make sure you don't get the "WiFi not working" or the "Bluetooth not working" problem on your devices. Besides, to guarantee a smooth pairing process, you'd better get both your iPhone and Apple Watch fully charged.

How to pair Apple Watch to new iPhone 8/iPhone X

Apple offers you two option to pair your iPhone with Apple Watch, either automatically or manually. As you may know, the automatic pairing process is more convenient than the manual one. That's why it's introduced first (Tip 1). But if automatic pairing can not work properly, you can use tip 2 to pair your Apple Watch to iPhone manually.

How to pair Apple Watch to iPhone 8/iPhone X

Tip 1: Pair Apple Watch with iPhone 8/8 Plus/X automatically

Step 1: Open Apple Watch App on your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X.

Step 2: Tap on Start Pairing and then you will see the viewfinder or your iPhone camera.

Step 3: Put your Apple Watch under the viewfinder and a notification will tell you your Apple Watch is paired a few seconds later.

Tip 2: Pair Apple Watch with iPhone 8/8 Plus/X manually

Step 1: Run Apple Watch App on your iPhone and tap on Start Pairing.

Step 2: On your iPhone, choose Pair Apple Watch Manually.

Step 3: On your Apple Watch, tap on the i icon and check the name of your Apple Watch.

Step 4: On your iPhone, select your device name from the name list.

Step 5: Then you will see a 6-digit code on your Apple Watch's screen. Enter the code on your iPhone to pair your Apple Watch to your new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X.

Notes:

As an iPhone user, you probably need to transfer files to or out of your iPhone frequently. A totally free tool that can help you make the data transfer process more easily and quickly is EaseUS MobiMover Free. If you install MobiMover on your Windows PC running Windows 7 or later, you can copy files from computer to iPhone/iPad (in iOS 8 or later), back up iPhone/iPad contents to the computer and transfer files from one iDevice to another. You can transfer photos, videos, audios, contacts, messages, notes and more if you need. Adding ringtones to iPhone X, backing up iPhone 8 messages, syncing contacts from iPhone to iPhone and more can be easily done using this tool. The steps below show you how to transfer files from iPhone to the computer for backup.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows or Mac OS systems with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover on your computer, and select the "Phone to PC" to help you back up iPhone data to Window PC. On the right pane, click "Next".

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Step 2. MobiMover enables you to transfer all the iPhone files at once, including photos, videos, movies, music, playlist, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, and more. The default storage path is C:\Users\Owners\Desktop. You can customize a location by yourself in advance. Now choose the desired files you want to back up, and click "Transfer". 

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Step 3. Wait patiently until MobiMover finished all data migration from your iPhone to your computer. Once done, you can view, edit, keep, or delete the content as you like.

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