Forgot your Apple Watch passcode and unable to unlock your device? Don't fret much over it mate, as you can easily break the lock and set up your smartwatch from the scratch.
There are two ways you can remove the passcode from your smartwatch. One ways is to get it done from the Watch app on your paired iPhone and the other way is to do it right from your Apple Watch. The process involves erasing all the contents and settings of your device. You will lose nothing and be able to restore your watch from the latest backup.
Forgot Apple Watch Passcode? Remove Passcode from Apple Watch
Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings from Watch App on iPhone
Step #1. Make sure to keep your Apple Watch and the paired iPhone together. Next, launch Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Now, tap on on My Watch tab.
Step #3. Tap on General → Tap on Reset.
Step #4. Next up, tap on Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings and confirm.
If asked, enter your Apple ID password.
Next, let the process be completed successfully, Then, set up your smartwatch as usual. When prompted, restore your watch from a backup.
How to Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings
If you don't have your paired iPhone, you can still remove the passcode from your Apple Watch.
Step #1. Make sure to put the Apple Watch on the charger until you are done with the process. Simply press and hold the side button until Power Off slider appears on the screen.
Step #2. Now, press the Power Off slider and then lift your finger.
Step #3. Next, tap on Erase all content and settings.
Now, wait for some time until the process is completed successfully. Then, set up the watch as usual.
Make sure to save your passcode now so that you won't forget it anymore. But if, unfortunately, you ever lose it, try out the same tricks mentioned above to get out of the trouble.
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