How to Restore Your Apple Watch

Learn how to restore apple watch by following these simple steps.

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If you’re having trouble with apple watch you may need to restore it to its factory settings. This process will erase all of the data on your watch, including your apps, preferences, and saved messages. You should only restore your watch as a last resort; if possible, try restarting it or resetting it first.

What you need

Before you begin, make sure that your iPhone is updated to the latest version of iOS, and that your Watch is updated to the latest version of watchOS.
If you can’t update wirelessly on your device, you can connect it to your computer and update with the latest version of iTunes.

To restore from a backup, you need an iCloud or iTunes backup for apple watch

Restoring from a backup

If you have an Apple Watch backup from before you installed the update, you can use that backup to restore your watch. Here’s how:

1. On your iPhone, open the watch app
2.tap general > Usage > Backup & Restore.
3. Tap Restore from Backup, and then tap a backup from the list. Make sure that the date of the backup is before you installed the update.
4. wait for the progress wheel to appear on your Apple Watch, then leave your Apple Watch and iPhone alone until the process is complete.
5. When asked, enter your passcode on your Apple Watch.
6. After restarting, Pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone again.

Restoring as new

Erase all content and settings:

1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
2. Tap the watch tab then tap General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
3. If you turned on Find My Apple Watch, enter apple id password.
4. Tap Erase All, then tap Erase All again to confirm.

Note: You need to have a backup of your watch before you can restore it as new.


If your Apple Watch isn’t working as expected, try restarting your device. If that doesn’t work, you may need to restore your device to its factory settings.

Here’s how torestore your Apple Watch from a backup:

1. Make sure that your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS, and that it has a Wi-Fi connection.
2. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
3. Tap Restore from Backup, then wait for the process to finish.

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