Frequent question: How do I reset and restore my Apple Watch?

How do I wipe and restore my Apple Watch?

Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch. Go to General > Reset, tap Erase All Content and Settings, then enter your passcode. If you have an Apple Watch with a cellular plan, you’re offered two options—Erase All and Erase All & Keep Plan.

How do I restore my watch from a backup?

Restore Apple Watch From Backup

  1. Log into your Apple account and perform two-step verification on one of your devices.
  2. When the Your Apple Watch Is Paired appears, tap Restore from Backup.
  3. Tap the backup you want to use.
  4. When the Terms and Conditions screen appears, tap Agree.

What happens if I factory reset my Apple Watch?

If it isn’t already obvious, resetting your Apple Watch back to factory settings will erase everything on it, including music, data, settings, messages, and everything else, and install a fresh version of watchOS. After erasing all content and settings, you will have to pair your Apple Watch again with your iPhone.

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How do I remove an Apple Watch from previous owner’s account?

Sign in with your Apple ID, and open Settings. Under My Devices, click your Apple Watch. Click X next to your device. Click Remove to confirm.

Why won’t my Apple Watch restore from backup?

You cannot manually restore your Apple Watch from a previous backup once it’s set up already. Hence, you’ll need to unpair your Apple Watch and set it up all over again.

Does resetting Apple Watch delete activity data?

Historic Health and Activity data is stored on your iPhone, not on your Apple Watch, so will not be lost.

Do you lose data when unpairing Apple Watch?

When you unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone, the watch is backed up completely to your iPhone to make sure that the latest data is saved. … This means that when you set up a new iPhone and restore it from backup, your latest Apple Watch data is also restored.

How do I access my Apple watch backup?

See Settings → General → iPhone Storage → Watch . That’ll show you how much space is being taken overall, and then underneath, in “Documents & Data”, it’ll list every Watch backup you have, along with the date it was taken. You can swipe left on any of these backups and choose “Delete” to remove them.

How long does it take for an Apple Watch to factory reset?

From here, your Apple Watch and iPhone will start to disconnect and this may take up to 10 minutes or so depending on how much data you have on your wristwear. We find it doesn’t always take that long, so keep an eye on the watch and keep it near your phone during the whole process.

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How do I factory reset an unpaired Apple Watch?

Press and hold the side button until you see Power Off. Firmly press the Power Off slider, then lift your finger. Tap Erase all content and settings. Wait for the process to finish, then set up your Apple Watch again.

What do I do if my Apple Watch won’t reset?

Try restarting it (by pressing and holding the side button until you see the Apple logo). Next try force restarting it: press and hold both the side button and Digital Crown (ie both buttons) for around 10 seconds, until you see the logo.