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airports as I travel regularly. Hence, I ordered an Apple Watch to go with my iOS devices. So far, I am finding that I have taken to the Watch and find the notifications useful, but my wife wants to borrow it for fitness. How do I back up the Watch and ensure that none of the data gets confused between our iTunes accounts (Apple IDs). Is there an easy way to swap the Apple Watch between us? Gijs Molenaar
Christian Hall says Presuming you both have compatible iPhones (5 and up), it’s very simple to share just one Watch – although the practicalities of that are rather problematic. Remember that the Watch is an extension of your iPhone; your iPhone is used to update, manage the apps and push data. When you back up your iPhone to iCloud or iTunes, your iPhone backup will also include your Apple Watch data. Unpair the Watch in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone (Apple Watch > Unpair Apple Watch) and a backup will be created there and then. Everything’s backed up apart from your passcode, playlists synced to your Apple Watch, Workout and Activity calibration data, and Apple Pay card details (but that’s not in the UK yet). When you want to wipe the Watch, go to its Settings app then General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
When you unpair an Apple Watch from your iPhone, it will create a backup so you can quite easily share or upgrade the Watch.