The first and most straightforward solution is to reset your Apple Watch, which is turning it off and on again. It is useful if an app has crashed, a standard force quit doesn’t work, or if the live data transfer between your iPhone and Apple Watch seems inconsistent.
It is crucial to reset Apple Watch as soon as the Apple Unlock software completes the unlocking process. This approach will erase all content (data, media) and settings from your smartwatch.
Below, you will get a clear guide on how to reset Apple Watch depending on its Series. However, it is worth noting one thing. When you choose to run Apple unlock software on your watch, make sure you do not have to unpair your watch from your iPhone. The software automatically extracts the Activation Lock from your smartwatch.
Also, you can’t restart an Apple watch if it is charging. So remove the charges first before attempting the following steps.
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How to reset Apple Watch Series 3?
The process to reset a Series 3 device is also simple:
- You need to press the Smartwatch Digital Crown for a couple of seconds.
- The display will show a restart setup option with two buttons.
- You should select the ‘Reset’ button and click on it.
- Wait patiently until your Apple Watch is reset.
Steps to reset your Apple Watch if you forgot your passcode
If you have forgotten the passcode for your Apple Watch, you will need to reset the watch and set it up again.
- Press and hold the Side button until you see Power off.
- Press and hold the Digital Crown until you remove all content and settings.
- Click on Reset, then press Reset again to confirm.
- Wait for the process to end, then set up your Apple Watch again. Restore from backup, if requested.
Deleting All Content and Settings clears all media, data, and settings from your Apple watch but does not remove Activation Lock. To remove the Activation Lock, you need to unpair the watch first. Before your watch is erased, a backup of its contents is formed on your iPhone.
How to reset your Apple Watch using your paired iPhone?
Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close together until you finish these steps.
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone. Click on the My Watch tab.
- Tap General > Reset.
- Tap Delete Apple Watch Content and Settings, then tap it again at the bottom of the screen to confirm. Here, you need to enter your Apple ID password.
- For Apple Watch models with GPS + cellular, choose to save or remove your cellular plan.
- Save your plan if you want to pair your Apple Watch and iPhone again.
- Remove your plan if you don’t want to pair your Apple Watch and iPhone yet. If you’re not going to pair it with a different watch or iPhone, you may need to contact your carrier to cancel your cellular subscription.
- Wait for the process to finish. Set up your Apple Watch again. Restore from backup, if requested.
How to Reset Apple Watch Without Paired Phone?
The Apple Watch can traditionally be reset via Paired Phone by going to the Apple Watch tab in Settings. Then hit the Info button (“i”) with a circle around it and then select “Unpair Apple Watch.” You can then remove the cellular plan from the device as well. Apple Watch will back up all the iPhone or other paired device data.
However, according to Apple, there is a way to reset and remove your Apple Watch when the paired device is not accessible. On Apple Watch, go to Settings and then tap on General. From there, “Reset” can be selected, and then hit “Delete all content and settings.” If the Apple Watch is connected to a cellular plan, it can be disconnected. Lastly, the user needs to hit “Delete All” to confirm and return to the Apple Watch’s factory settings.
How to Reset Apple Watch and Pair Again?
If you’re having problems with the Apple Watch, sometimes the only way to get things working again is to give it a full reset.
However, there is no factory option to reset the Apple Watch. Instead, the steps below will help you unplug your apple watch and delete its data, which is essentially the same as a factory reset.
How to Unpair Apple Watch?
Unfortunately, you can’t unpair from the watch itself—for that; you’ll need a connected iPhone gift.
- Firstly, go to the Watch app and open the My Watch tab on the iPhone.
- Secondly, select the watch at the top of the screen.
- Next, click on the ‘I’ icon and then hit Unpair Apple Watch.
- Finally, confirm your carrier settings so that you’ll be free to pair your device to any new iPhone.
You can erase any of your data on the Apple Watch by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings on the device.
How to Pair Apple Watch?
Once you’ve turned on your Apple Watch, make sure the iPhone has Bluetooth enabled and that the two are close together, and prompts you to capture the animation by moving your iPhone’s camera over the watch face. From here, the induction process begins as follows:
- Firstly, select set up as a new Apple Watch or restore from a backup.
- Secondly, sign in with your Apple ID.
- Next, choose your settings. Your Apple Watch will mirror the settings of your iPhone, such as Location Services, Find my iPhone, Wi-Fi Calling, Diagnostics and Siri.
- Also, create or skip making a passcode.
- Set up cellular (if available) and apps.
- Finally, wait for the Apple Watch and iPhone to sync and complete pairing.
How to Turn off Apple Watch?
If you put your Apple Watch aside for a few days, it’s best to turn it off first. With the wearable off, it won’t drain its entire battery while in idle mode. Here’s how to turn off your Apple watch.
Like the iPhone, the Apple Watch can be turned off using the side button. To wake up the Apple Watch, first, raise your wrist. Next, press and hold the Side button (the one below the Digital Crown).
Here, you will find “Power off” and “Emergency SOS” sliders. Swipe your finger from left to right over the power icon to turn off your Apple Watch.
Normally, you’ll leave your Apple Watch ON all of the time, but if you need to turn it OFF, press and hold the side button until the sliders appear, then drag the Power Off slider to the right.
Official Link:- https://support.apple.com/guide/watch/