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If you’re having trouble with your Apple Watch, you may want to try resetting it. This can help with software glitches, battery life, and other issues. Resetting your Apple Watch will erase all of your data, so be sure to back up your watch before you begin. Here’s how to reset your Apple Watch.
Why you might need to reset your Apple Watch
There are a few different reasons you might need to reset your Apple Watch. Maybe you’re having technical difficulties, or maybe you’re just selling it and want to erase all your personal data. Whatever the reason, Resetting your Apple Watch back to its factory default settings is a pretty straightforward process.
However, before you proceed, it’s worth noting that resetting your watch will erase all of your data and customizations. So if you’re planning on selling your watch, or giving it to someone else, make sure you back up any important data first. Once the reset is complete, your watch will be reverted back to its original state when you first took it out of the box.
Here’s how to reset your Apple Watch:
How to Reset Your Apple Watch
You may need to reset your Apple Watch if it’s not responding, if it’s acting up, or if you want to sell it. When you reset your Apple Watch, you will erase all of its contents and settings. Follow the steps below to reset your Apple Watch.
Unpair your Apple Watch
Unpairing will erase all data from your Apple Watch. You should unpair your watch only if you plan on giving it away or selling it, or if you need to pair it with a different iPhone.
Before you unpair, make sure to back up your watch. Once you’ve unpaired, you can’t use iCloud to restore your watch.
To unpair using watch app
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, then tap again to confirm.
Erase all content and settings
Step 1: On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
Step 2: Tap the My Watch tab, then tap General > Reset.
Step 3: Tap Erase all Content and Settings, then enter your passcode.
Step 4: Tap Erase All.
If you turned on Find My iPhone, you might need to enter apple id and password.
Restore from a backup
Connect your Apple Watch to its charger and make sure that it has at least 50% charge. Then open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap All Watches at the top of the screen. Select the watch that you want to use, then tap Erase all content and settings.
Tap to confirm, then enter apple id password When asked if you want to keep or remove your cellular plan, make your selection. If you have an LTE Apple Watch, you can keep your current plan or remove it. (You can always add it back later.)
If you’re asked to Set Up Cellular on your iPhone, make sure that your iPhone has service, then tap Continue. Choose whether you want to use Location Services and whether you want to restore from a backup. You can also choose to set up as a new watch now or later.
If you need help, try these steps:
-Make sure that you have an active Internet connection on your iPhone.
-If prompted for a passcode on your Apple Watch, enter the four-digit code that appears on its screen. If you forgot the passcode, see Unlock Apple Watch.
-If prompted for a passcode on your iPhone, enter the passcode for your device. If you forgot the passcode for your iPhone, see Unlock Your iOS Device.”
Set up as new
There are two ways to reset your Apple Watch: erasing all content and settings, or unpairing it from your iPhone. You should only unpair your devices if you plan on giving away, selling, or trade-in one of them. If you just want to start over with a clean slate on your Watch, erasing all content and settings will do the trick.
Here’s how to reset your Apple Watch, regardless of which method you choose:
1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
2. Scroll down and tap General.
3. Tap Reset.
4. Tap Erase All Content and Settings.
5. Enter your passcode when prompted, then tap Erase All to confirm your choice.
Now that you know how factory reset your Apple Watch, you can restore it to its original settings or sell it without worrying about your personal data being compromised. A reset is also a good way to troubleshoot any software issues you may be having with your watch.