How to Unlink Your Apple Watch

Ready to ditch your Apple Watch? Here’s how to unpair it from your iPhone start fresh with a new device.

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Open watch app on your iPhone.

From your iPhone, open the Watch app.

Tap the My Watch tab, then tap your watch at the top of the screen.

Tap the info button next to the watch that you want to remove.

Scroll down and tap apple watch For GPS + Cellular models, you might need to enter your phone number, then tap Next.

Tap I Agree and enter your passcode if prompted. Then wait for the process to finish.

Tap the My Watch tab.

On your iPhone, open apple watch app. Tap the My Watch tab. If you have multiple watches, tap the one that you want to unlink. Scroll to the bottom and tap Unpair Apple Watch. For GPS + Cellular models, choose to keep or remove your cellular plan. If you want to continue using cellular service on your new Apple Watch, tap to keep your plan. Otherwise, tap Continue without Plan.

Tap General > Reset.

If you’re selling or giving away your Apple Watch, you need to unpair it from your iPhone. When you unpair, your Apple Watch backups are deleted from iCloud and the data on your watch is erased. You can unpair manually or using the Find My iPhone app.

If you can’t access Settings because your Apple Watch is locked, you can still unpair using the Find My iPhone app:

-Open the Find My iPhone app on your iPhone.
-Tap Devices, then tap your Apple Watch.
-Tap Actions > Erase device > Erase all content and settings.

Tap Erase All Content and Settings.

If you want to remove your personal information and settings from your Apple Watch, you can erase it. Here’s how:

On your iPhone, open the Watch app.

Tap the My Watch tab, then tap General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
If you turned on Find My iPhone, you might need to enter apple id and password.

Tap Erase [Device] to confirm.

All of your content and settings are deleted from the device, and you can’t use Find My iPhone to locate your device or take other actions on it. After you erase a device, you can’t track its location unless you set it up again as new.

Enter apple id password

If you have an Apple Watch and you got a new iPhone, unpair your Apple Watch from your old iPhone before you set up your new device. After you unpair, you can pair your Apple Watch with your new iPhone.

If you’re using iCloud, contacts, and calendars, have the same Apple ID on both your iPhone and your watch. When you unpair, your content stays on watch.

Here’s how to unpair:

1. On your old iPhone, open the Watch app.
2. Tap the My Watch tab, then tap your watch at the top of the screen.
3. Tap the info button next to the watch that you want to unpair, then tap Unpair [watch].
4. Enter apple id password then tap Unpair 28 more times until it says it’s successfully been removed from Find my iPhone (on an 38mm Series 3 GPS + Cellular model) or Find my Watch (on all other models).

If you don’t know or forgot your password, tap Forgot passcode in step 4 above and follow the instructions onscreen.

Tap Erase All.

In the Watch app on your iPhone, go to My Watch > General > Reset.

Tap Erase All Content and Settings, then enter your passcode and confirm that you want to erase your content.

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