Frequent question: How do you reset an Apple Watch to factory settings?

How do I wipe my Apple Watch to sell it?

How to erase your Apple Watch if you don’t have your iPhone

  1. On your Apple Watch, tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
  2. Type your password if prompted.
  3. For GPS + Cellular models, choose to keep or remove your cellular plan. …
  4. Tap Erase All to confirm.

How do I reset my Apple Watch to factory settings without passcode?

How to reset your Apple Watch if you forgot your passcode

  1. Put your watch on its charger and keep it there until you complete these steps.
  2. Press and hold the side button until you see Power Off.
  3. Press and hold the Digital Crown until you see Erase all content and settings.
  4. Tap Reset, then tap Reset again to confirm.

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 you unpair an Apple Watch after resetting?

Open the Settings app on your watch, then tap General > Reset. Tap Erase All Content and Settings, then tap again to confirm. Wait for the watch to unpair. After the Apple Watch unpairs completely, you can pair again.

How do I reset my Apple Watch without an Apple ID and previous owner?

The following explains how to do that.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your Apple Watch and tap the General option.
  2. Select the Reset option and tap on Erase All Content and Settings. …
  3. Your Apple Watch will ask you to input your passcode. …
  4. Tap the Erase All option and your Apple Watch will begin to reset.

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.

How do I get rid of Iwatch activation lock without previous owner?

Go to “Find My iPhone > All Devices” and select the device to remove/unlock. Step 3. Click “Erase [device]” and after erasing, click “Remove from Account“. Once the above steps are complete, the activation lock will be removed and you can use your own Apple ID.

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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Does resetting Apple Watch delete activity?

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