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If you forgot apple watch passcode, or if you want to restore your Apple Watch to its factory default settings, you can do so without a password. Here’s how.
How to factory reset your Apple Watch without a password
If you forgot your Apple Watch passcode, you can factory reset your Apple Watch without a password. This will erase all of your data, including any credit or debit cards you have stored on your Apple Watch. You will need to set up your Apple Watch as new when you are finished.
Use the settings app
Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch. Scroll down and tap Reset, then tap Erase All Content and Settings. Enter apple id password when prompted, then tap Erase Everything to confirm.
If you backed up your Apple Watch to iCloud before you forgot your passcode, you can restore it after you factory reset it. This will also delete everything on your Watch.
To use iCloud, you need:
-An iPhone with an active cellular plan
-An Apple Watch that’s paired with your iPhone
On your iPhone, open the watch app Tap the My Watch tab, then go to General > Reset.
Tap Erase All Content and Settings, then enter your password when prompted.
Tap Erase All to confirm.
Use recovery mode
If you can’t remember your passcode, you’ll need to use recovery mode to restore your Apple Watch:
1. Make sure that your Apple Watch is charged.
2. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
3. Tap the My Watch tab, then tap General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
4. Tap Erase All, then enter your password if prompted.
5. When asked if you want to keep or remove your cellular plan, make sure that Keep Plan is selected.
6. Tap Erase again to confirm that you want to erase your content and settings from your device and its backup.
7. After your Apple Watch restarts, you’ll need to set it up again:
8. Pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone again . Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then pair your watch with your phone:tap start pairing > continue on your watch when prompted . If you can’t see the start pairing screen on your watch , try force quitting the app: On iPhone 8 or earlier , double-click the home button , then swipe right until you see the list of apps . Find the Apple Watch app, then swipe up to close it . On iPhone X or later , swipe up from the bottom of any screen , then hold until you see the list of apps . Find the Apple Watch app, then swipe up to close it . Open the Apple Watch app on iPhone and pair any accessories again . Follow these steps if something goes wrong during setup and restarting doesn’t fix it: Unpair all accessories : On iPhone 8 or earlier , double-click the home button , then swipe right until you see a list of apps . Find the Settings app, then tap it . Scroll down and tap Bluetooth , then find and tap each accessory listed under “My Devices” (tap Edit in iOS 11) . For each accessory, tap information > Forget This Device . Or in iOS 11 : Double-click the Home button , at which point all open apps appear in small windows along with either Control Center or Siri Suggestions (depending on which model of iPhone you have) ; find Settings in one of those panes; scroll down under Siri & Search and turn off “Learn from this App” for all open apps ; completely power off using either method below : Restart by holding down both Sleep/Wake (or Side) buttons for about 10 seconds until a message appears saying slide power off slider ; slide power off slider ; after a few moments – when it’s powered back up – check that both “Hey Siri” and “Raise to Speak” are turned OFF in Settings>Siri & Search; Power Off by holding down both Sleep/Wake (or Side) buttons for about 10 seconds until a message appears saying slide power off slider; slide power off slider; when powered back on check that both “Hey Siri”`and “Raise to Speak” are turned OFF in Settings>Siri & Search
Assuming you followed the steps above, you should now have a freshly reset Apple Watch that is no longer linked to your iPhone. You can now set it up as new or pair it with a new iPhone.