Reset the passcode on your Apple Watch

Learn how to remove or reset your Apple Watch password.

   Locked Apple Watch screen

How to reset the password on your Apple Watch

  1. Put your watch on its charger and keep it there until you complete these steps.
  2. Press and hold the side button until you see Power Off.*
  3. Firmly press the Power Off slider, then lift your finger. 
  4. Tap Erase all content and settings.
  5. Wait for the process to finish, then set up your Apple Watch again. When asked, restore from a backup.

* If you cannot see the Power Off slider, let go of the buttons until you see the passcode entry keypad. Firmly press the keypad, then lift your finger. Tap the Reset button  when it appears, then wait for the process to finish and set up your Apple Watch again. When asked, restore from a backup.

How to reset your Apple Watch password using your paired iPhone

  1. Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close together until you complete these steps.
  2. Open the Apple Watch app and tap the My Watch tab.
  3. Tap General > Reset.
  4. Tap Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings, then tap again to confirm. You might need to enter your Apple ID password.

  5. For Apple Watch models with GPS + Cellular, choose to keep or remove your cellular plan:
    • If you want to pair your Apple Watch and iPhone again, keep your plan.
    • If you don't want to pair your Apple Watch and iPhone again, remove your plan. If you aren't going to pair with a different watch or iPhone, you might need to contact your carrier to cancel your cellular subscription.
  6. Wait for the process to finish, then set up your Apple Watch again. When asked, restore from a backup.

 

  

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