How to backup (and restore) your Apple Watch

We explain what data is stored and how you can access it

Backing up the Apple Watch is quite different to how you might expect, with your settings and data stored through your connected iPhone, and not on the smartwatch itself.

That means those who want to restore an Apple Watch from backup will be doing so from the data stored in iCloud (or iTunes) when the iPhone is backed up.

Read more

Apple Watch 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 4: which is the best smartwatch?
Apple Watch 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

It’s that time of year again: endless speculation, renders and rumors before Apple finally drops a brand new Apple Watch. Read more

Apple Watch 7 reportedly has a new chip, but it’s not worth getting excited about
Apple Watch Series 7

Apple unveiled a lot during the iPhone 13 announcement, with the iPad mini (2021), new iPad 10.2 (2021) and Apple Read more

Apple Fitness+ adds new workout types – integrates more with Apple Watch
Apple Fitness+

Meditation, Pilates and group workouts coming While the Apple Watch Series 7 may have only got an interim update at Read more

Apple Watch 7 performance no faster than Apple Watch 6
Apple Watch 7

It seems Apple Watch Series 7 performance won’t be any greater than that of the Apple Watch Series 6, after Read more

Apple Watch Series 7 v Watch Series 6: The differences you need to know
Apple Watch Series 7 v Watch Series 6

We compare specs, design and more With the arrival of the Apple Watch Series 7 comes the natural reaction: do Read more

Apple Watch: Buy now or wait?
Apple Watch

Apple's popular wearable is getting an update this fall. Should you wait for it? There’s no bad time to buy Read more

Apple Watch Series 7 delivers a holy grail messaging feature
Apple Watch Series 7

The larger Apple Watch Series 7 display is now large enough to display a full keyboard on the user’s wrist Read more

Realme Watch 2 Pro: Precise Health and GPS Tracking
Realme Watch 2 Pro

Latest Budget-Friendly High-Precision Health And Navigation Smartwatch The Realme Watch 2 Pro is the latest budget-friendly 1.75-inch large-screen Realme smartwatch. Read more

The Apple Watch 7 could be great – but I wanted more
Apple Watch 7

It’s been an interesting year for smartwatches – the OnePlus Watch ended up being one of the biggest tech missteps Read more

watchOS 8 release date, compatibility, beta and top new features for Apple Watch
Apple Watch

Here are all new features coming to Apple Watch this fall watchOS 8 is the Apple Watch's next big software Read more

Apple Watch 7 vs Apple Watch 6: How does Apple’s new wearable compare?
Apple Watch 7 vs Apple Watch 6

Apple’s next-generation wearable has been made official, and here’s everything you need to know about how the Apple Watch 7 Read more

Apple Watch 7 vs Apple Watch SE: Is it worth upgrading?
Apple Watch 7 vs Apple Watch SE

There are plenty of differences between the Apple Watch 7 and the Apple Watch 6, but what if you’re looking Read more