How to unpair & reset an Apple Watch from iPhone

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If you have bought a new Apple Watch, such as the new Apple Watch Ultra, then you will likely want to unpair and reset your old watch, allowing you to sell it or pass it on to someone else.

Unpairing an Apple Watch from your iPhone is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. Unpairing your Apple Watch will remove all data and settings from the watch, so it's important to make sure you have a backup of your data before proceeding.

How to unpair Apple Watch from iPhone

Here's how to unpair your Apple Watch:

  1. Start by placing your Apple Watch on its charger and make sure it has at least a 50% charge. This will ensure that the unpairing process goes smoothly and that your watch doesn't run out of power during the process.
  2. Next, open the Watch app on your iPhone. The Watch app is a pre-installed app on all iPhones running iOS 8.2 or later.
  3. Tap on the My Watch tab at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Tap on the “i” icon next to the name of your Apple Watch.
  5. Tap on “Unpair Apple Watch”.
  6. A warning will appear asking you to confirm that you want to unpair your Apple Watch. Tap on “Unpair” to proceed.
  7. Your iPhone will then begin the process of unpairing your Apple Watch. During this process, your Apple Watch will be erased and all data and settings will be removed.
  8. Once the process is complete, your Apple Watch will restart and you will be prompted to set it up as a new device.
  9. If you want to restore your previous data, you can restore from a backup.

Alternative method to unpair an Apple Watch

It's worth noting that if you are unable to access the settings on your Apple Watch, you can also unpair it from your iPhone by following these steps:

  1. On your iPhone, open the Watch app.
  2. Tap on the My Watch tab at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap on “General”
  4. Tap on “Reset”
  5. Tap on “Erase All Content and Settings”
  6. Confirm the action by tapping on “Erase All”
  7. Your iPhone will start the process of unpairing your Apple Watch and your watch will restart.

It's also important to note that if you unpair your Apple Watch, you will lose access to any data and settings that are not backed up. This includes any music, photos, or other content that is not stored on your iPhone. To avoid losing this data, make sure to backup your Apple Watch before unpairing it.

In conclusion, unpairing an Apple Watch from your iPhone is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. Before you begin, make sure to back up your data so that you don't lose any important information. If you're unable to access the settings on your Apple Watch, you can also unpair it from your iPhone. Remember that unpairing your Apple Watch will erase all data and settings, so make sure you have a backup of your data before proceeding.

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