The iPhone 12 series are here! You might have just upgraded to a mighty iPhone 12, or maybe even scored some deal on the iPhone 11 or the XS, and you already have an Apple Watch, paired to your old iPhone. It’s natural that you would want to have your Apple Watch paired with your new shiny iPhone.
However, there are some aspects of the process that initially might seem confusing, because the Apple Watch’s data is not backed up directly on iCloud. Its backup passes through your iPhone, in other words, before you can pair your Apple Watch to your new iPhone, you need to do a couple of preparatory steps to ensure your Apple Watch data will be safe.