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My iPhone died; would not charge or turn on.
I took it to Authorised Apple retailer (Not Apple Store)
instead of fixing it, they replaced it with a new phone
(_after a couple of weeks of waiting for them to get back to me ...
meanwhile I kept using my Apple Watch (Series 2 Model A1758 with OS 4.2.3) but was using a "temporary Android phone"
... the Watch has data I don't want to lose_)

So I now have a new iPhone and want to pair my existing Apple Watch
while preserving all the health/fitness tracking data that the Watch has been accumulating.

Note: I've done a bunch of searching to find out if this is possible, but not found anything so far ...

Also, I saw the similar question: How do I pair the Apple Watch with another iPhone?
but it assumes access to the original iPhone to which the Watch is paired, which is sadly, not the case; the original iPhone is gone.

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    Are you restoring the new iPhone from the backup of your old iPhone? Also, please edit your question to included the Watch model and OS version. – fsb May 18 '18 at 20:20
  • @fsb good call on including the Watch Model and OS version: Series 2 Model A1758 with OS 4.2.3 (question updated) thanks! – nelsonic May 19 '18 at 21:22
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    Do you have a backup of your data from the original iPhone? Everything I'm reading says you'll need to wipe-out the Watch when you pair it with a new iPhone. Restoring from backup will put your health data back on the device. – fsb May 20 '18 at 14:43

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