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If apple watch is not responding, you may need to reset it. This will restart the watch without affecting any of your data. If your watch is still unresponsive after a reset, you may need to erase all content and settings. This will delete all data and settings from the watch, including any credit or debit cards you have added for Apple Pay.
What You Need
Before you reset apple watch you need to unpair it from your iPhone. If you have an iPhone 6s or later and iOS 9 or later, and you paired your watch with it, you can back up your watch using iCloud.
Make sure that you have a backup of your watch before you begin. If you can’t create a backup or if you don’t have an iPhone 6s or later, you’ll need to erase all content from yourwatch.
How to Reset Your Apple Watch
If you’re experiencing problems with your Apple Watch, you may want to try resetting it. This can often fix minor software glitches. You can reset your Apple Watch even if it’s not paired with your iPhone. Let’s take a look at how to do that.
Unpair Your Apple Watch
Your Apple Watch is unpaired when it’s not connected to your iPhone. When you unpair your devices, your Apple Watch backs up most of its data to your iPhone, then erases all of its content. You can unpair manually from your iPhone or by restoring from a backup.
Erase Your Apple Watch
Press and hold the side button until the power slider appears.
Drag the slider, then wait 30 seconds for your watch to turn off.
To turn your watch back on, press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.
Restore Your Apple Watch
To restore your Apple Watch from a backup, unpair it from your iPhone, then pair it again. To unpair, open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap “My Watch,” then “All Watches.” Select the watch you want to unpair, then tap “Erase Watch Content and Settings.”
There you have it! Those are all the steps you need to reset apple watch without a paired iPhone. Remember, this process will only work if your Watch is running watchOS 6 or later; if you’re running an earlier version of the software, you’ll need to use your iPhone to reset your Watch. And if you’re having trouble resetting your Watch using these steps, be sure to check out our troubleshooting guide for more help.