How to pair your new Apple Watch with your iPhone

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Once you get your Apple Watch out of the box, the first thing you'll need to do is pair it with an iPhone to start using its features. AppleInsider offers a closer look at exactly how the pairing process works.

In the video below, we show the pairing of a 42-millimeter stainless steel Apple Watch with milanese loop and an iPhone 6:

Pairing is accomplished through the official Apple Watch app found in the most recent build of iOS 8. Once the pairing begins, a unique floating particle graphic displays on the Apple Watch, and once captured with the iPhone's camera, the two devices are linked.

Once the Apple Watch and iPhone are paired, a quick setup process requires some basic information, including on which wrist the person plans to wear their watch, and a user's Apple ID login.

Users are also asked to allow the Apple Watch to use both location services and Siri before the process is complete. A passcode can also be created to allow a user to unlock their watch if it is out of range from their iPhone.

Finally, the pairing process asks if users want to install all available third-party applications on the Apple Watch, or if they wish to do it later. A syncing process then takes about five to ten minutes before the device is ready to go.