The Apple Watch restore process is broken. Here is my recent ugly experience.
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Great Experience Bad Results
First, the process of unpairing and
The list of things that didn’t make it from the restore process is long. I lost my voice recordings. They never transfer to my iPhone, the iCloud syncing being broken. Many apps didn’t work like Waterminder. I lost all my watch face configurations. This is the worst part because I had many of them configured to my liking. A few apps were not reinstalled. I had to re-enable the unlock feature on my iMac. And as documented, I had to re-enter my credit cards to enable Apple Pay.
As you can see, the experience is not what it should be. I’m not sure it is all related to being on beta versions of watchOS and iOS. While searching for solutions to my issues, the restore process seems broken even of iOS 12 and watchOS 5. I’ll wait for final releases this fall before spending the time to reconfigure everything to my taste.
[Updated #1]: My synced music playlists we’re lost too. Same for my synced photo album. Many apps never got re-installed. What a messy experience.