How to Reset Your Apple Watch

If you’re having trouble with apple watch a good place start is by restarting it. Here’s how to do a soft reset, which is like restarting your iPhone.

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Open the Settings app on apple watch

Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
Tap General.
Tap Reset.
Tap Erase All Content and Settings.
Enter your passcode, if prompted.
Tap Erase All to confirm.

Tap General.

If you can’t update or restore your Apple Watch, you might need to reset it to its factory settings.

Before you reset, unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone. If you don’t have your iPhone or can’t unpair for some reason, you can erase all content and settings on your Apple Watch.

Resetting erases all data and settings from your device and returns it to the state it was in when you first got it. After you reset, pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone again.

Tap Reset.

To reset your Apple Watch, press and hold the side button until the sliders appear.

Tap Reset, then tap Delete All Content and Settings.

For GPS + Cellular models, choose to keep or remove your cellular plan. If you want to continue using cellular service on your Apple Watch, turn on Keep Plan.

Enter apple id password, then tap Erase Everything.

Tap Erase All Content and Settings.

If you’re selling or giving away your Apple Watch, you need to unpair it from your iPhone. If you have an Apple Watch with cellular, you also need to remove it from your plan.

To unpair and erase your Apple Watch:
1. Open the watch app on your iPhone and tap the My Watch tab.
2. Tap All Watches, then tap the info button next to the watch that you want to unpair.
3. Tap Unpair Apple Watch. For cellular models, tap Remove [carrier] Plan to confirm that you want to remove cellular service from your watch.
4. Tap Erase All Content and Settings, then enter your passcode if prompted. Select Back up then erase to back up your watch before erasing it (available only on certain models). Or select Erase all content and settings to erase everything without backing up first.*
5. Wait for the process to finish, then tap Set Up as New Apple Watch when prompted (available only on certain models).

Enter apple id password if prompted.

If you have an Apple Watch with cellular, you might need to enter your password for your carrier. If you’re prompted for a passcode, but you don’t know it, try 0000 or 1234.

To Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + cellular) or later: If you see a red exclamation point on your watch face, it means that your watch can’t connect to your iPhone. Follow these steps to fix the issue:

If the problem persists, restore your watch.

Tap Erase All.

If you want to unpair your Apple Watch and iPhone—for example, if you’re giving your Apple Watch to someone, or you’re switching to a new iPhone—you need to erase all the content on your Apple Watch. Here’s how:

Make sure that your Apple Watch and iPhone are nearby. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app. Tap General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. For GPS + Cellular models, choose to keep or remove your cellular plan. If you want to keep your plan, tap Keep Plan. If you want to remove your plan, tap Remove Plan. If you’re not sure what to do, contact your carrier.
Tap Erase All. Enter apple id password if prompted for it here too. After the process completes, set up your Apple Watch again.*

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