Watch 3 with iPhone 6

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  1. Moparherb

    Moparherb New Member

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    My dear daughter got an Apple Watch 3 for an early Christmas present. She has an iPhone 6 with IOS 12.4.4. That seems to be the newest update her iPhone will accept. So now the Apple Watch won’t bind with the phone. Any suggestions. I’m trying to help her but I’m not an expert.
     
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    The Apple Watch is new. Apple should still be offering free tech support for it. Give them a call. Or if they are close, a visit.

    I don’t know if it can be solved, but they should at least be able to give you a definitive answer.
     
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    Is the Apple Watch on watchOS 6? If it was produced and sold after the release of watchOS 6 it’s likely. If so, it will only pair with an iPhone on iOS 13, which an iPhone 6 can’t be updated to.
     
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    Thank you both for your input. scifan57 you are correct. In a discussion with Apple they confirmed that my daughters iphone6 will not accept iOS 13 so she must get a new phone or return the watch......sad
     
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    That’s too bad. Maybe she can find one somewhere that was shipped before the release of watchOS 6 and not yet sold.
     
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    Or a newer iPhone. Apple still sells the iPhone 8, if she does not want to give up the smaller size and touch ID. Otherwise the iPhone XR is a pretty good deal, and will be updatable for a few more years than the iPhone 8. Apple has a trade-in program that reduces the cost a fair amount.
     
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