How to Fix When You Can't Sync Data Between iPhone and Apple Watch

Imagine you have the newest iPhone and Apple watch, but for some reason, you can't get them to sync up properly. All you can get is the calendar notification sounds and vibrations. If you're wondering if you can fix this and get your money's worth or are you stuck with a useless toy please keep reading.

Apple says that certain kinds of alerts will only either be sent to your watch or your phone but not to both. And where they can appear can depend on some different variables like how you have the settings configured on your Apple devices. After all, if your watch is alerting you correctly, you don't need your phone to repeat the notifications.

Check out for my detailed information about Apple's notification settings. Apple's support pages are an important source for users of iPhones, iPad, Apple watches, and other Apple devices.

How re-sync your iPhone and Apple Watch.

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to the My Watch tab.
  3. Select General -> Reset.
  4. Choose the Reset Sync Data option that appears on the list.

Resetting the sync data on your watch can start a new sync session and clear out any session that is blocked or bugged. You might have to reset your Apple Watch and iPhone before doing this if your Apple Watch is not displaying a connection to your iPhone.

If this didn't help try this next method:

  1. Open the Apple Watch app.
  2. Choose your watch from the top of the My Watch tab.
  3. Hit the "i" button beside the watch name.
  4. Press the Unpair Apple Watch option.

Then, on your Apple Watch, perform these steps:

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Go to General -> Reset.
  3. Choose the option labeled "Erase All Content And Settings" and follow the prompts on the screen.

Deleting the settings on the Apple Watch will let your watch to be re-paired to the iPhone, which should fix the pairing issues.

January 14, 2020