If your iPhone 12 Pro Max isn’t pairing with your Apple Watch, there are a number of ways you can fix the connection.
If you find your iPhone 12 Pro Max not connecting to Apple Watch:
– First, make sure both devices have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled and are in range of each other.
– Next, try restarting your Apple Watch and iPhone, as well as resetting your iPhone’s network settings.
– If nothing works, you can fully reset your iPhone and Apple Watch, wiping your data and almost certainly allowing you to pair your iPhone again — just make sure you backup your iPhone and watch before doing this.
The good news is that — in most cases — iPhone 12 Pro Max not pairing with Apple Watch issues can be fixed in a matter of minutes.
Here are the best ways to fix iPhone 12 Pro Max not pairing with Apple Watch, from the simplest to most complex methods.
Move your iPhone closer to your watch
If your iPhone 12 Pro Max isn’t close to your Apple Watch, the devices may have difficulty connecting.
There’s a chance your iPhone is simply too far away from your Apple Watch, or that it’s in a bag or drawer that is blocking clear signal.
Because the Apple Watch and iPhone pair via Bluetooth. Proximity is key. So get them closer together and see if that alleviates the issue
Check the settings on your iPhone and Apple Watch
If your Phone has its Bluetooth turned off — or if either of the devices are in Airplane Mode, they won’t be able to pair up. Make sure all settings are set properly to facilitate the connection.
Open Settings on your Apple Watch and make sure Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned on.
Turn your devices off and on again
First turn your iPhone on and off, and if that fixes the issue, no need to restart the Apple Watch.
To turn off your iPhone, hold down the side button and either of the volume buttons until the ”slide to power off” toggle appears, then slide it to power the iPhone off. Hold the side button again to turn the phone back on.
You can shut down your Apple Watch by holding down the side button (not the crown) and then swiping to power off. Press and hold the side button again to turn the watch back on.
Reset your iPhone’s network settings
Try resetting your network settings.
To reset your iPhone’s network settings, open the Settings app, then scroll to General.
In General, find Reset, then tap Reset Network Settings and enter your password to confirm the move. Now try to re-pair the watch.
Reset your Apple Watch
Still having issues? Then it’s time to reset that watch. This fix should resolve Apple Watch not pairing with iPhone 12 Pro Max issue, but it will wipe saved data off the watch, so you should back it up before doing so.
In the watch’s Settings app, choose General, then Reset, and then tap Erase All Content and Settings.
Then in the Watch app on your iPhone, tap My Watch, and tap the information button beside the watch and choose Unpair Apple Watch.
Now everything should be just like new, and you’ll be able to pair your Apple Watch and iPhone 12 Pro Max.