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Resetting your Apple Watch is a simple process that can help resolve various issues or prepare your device for a new user. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to reset your Apple Watch:
Step 1: Unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone
To begin the reset process, you'll need to unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and tap on your watch at the top of the screen. Then, tap on the "i" icon next to your watch's name and select "Unpair Apple Watch." Follow the prompts to complete the unpairing process.
Step 2: Erase all content and settings
Once your Apple Watch is unpaired from your iPhone, it's time to erase all content and settings on the watch itself. On your Apple Watch, go to the Settings app (the gear icon) and tap on "General." Scroll down and select "Reset," then choose "Erase All Content and Settings." Enter your passcode if prompted and confirm your selection.
Step 3: Set up your Apple Watch
After erasing all content and settings, your Apple Watch will restart and display the Apple logo. You'll then be greeted with the "Hello" screen, indicating that your watch has been reset to its factory settings. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Apple Watch as a new device or pair it with a different iPhone.
For those who also use their Apple Watch to manage their Google Calendar, you might find this step-by-step guide to managing your Google Calendar on your Apple Watch useful.
- If you forgot your Apple Watch passcode and are unable to unpair it from your iPhone, you can still reset it. Place your watch on its charger and press and hold the side button until you see the Power Off slider. Force touch the Power Off slider and tap on "Erase all content and settings."
- If you're resetting your Apple Watch to sell or give it away, make sure to remove it from your iCloud account. On your iPhone, go to the Apple Watch app, tap on your watch at the top of the screen, tap on the "i" icon, and select "Remove from Account."
Resetting your Apple Watch can help resolve software issues and ensure a fresh start. Just remember to back up any important data before performing a reset. If you encounter any difficulties during the process, don't hesitate to reach out to Apple Support for further assistance. If you're also using other Apple devices, you might find our guides on resetting your iPad and resetting your iPhone helpful.