‘iOS 15.4 and watchOS 8.5 Allow You to Restore an Apple Watch Using an iPhone’
Joe Rossignol, reporting for MacRumors:
The support document states that if an Apple Watch running watchOS 8.5 or later displays an animation showing an Apple Watch and iPhone being brought close together, customers can follow the steps below to initiate the restore process[.]
This will be a boon for my friends at the Apple Store. Technicians had very little they could do to resolve Apple Watch software problems before sending it off to a specialized facility for repair. Not only will the new ability to restore them with an iPhone cut down on the number of users seeking professional help, but those who do will spend less time and frustration getting their device back up and running. Nobody likes to be without their watch for a few days.