As Apple Watch is your most personal device, you would like to safeguard it from unauthorized access. It does feel a bit awkward when anyone tries to bump into your personal stuff without your permission. Luckily, you have the option to secure your Apple Watch using passcode.

You need to have passcode enabled on your Apple Watch for significant features like, Apple Pay. You can conveniently set or change passcode from both your Apple Watch and iPhone. Here is how it works!

How to Set or Change Apple Watch Passcode

How to Set Passcode on Apple Watch

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your Apple Watch.

Step #2. Tap on Passcode.

Step #3. Tap on Enable Passcode.

Step #4. Enter the desired 4 digit passcode.

How to Set Apple Watch Passcode from iPhone

Step #1. Launch Apple Watch app on you iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on My Watch tab at the bottom.

Step #3. Tap on Passcode.

Step #4. Tap on Turn Passcode On.

Step #5. Enter the passcode.

How to Change Passcode on Apple Watch

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your watch.

Step #2. Tap on Passcode.

Step #3. Tap on Change Passcode.

Step #4. Enter the current passcode.

Step #5. Now, you will need to enter new passcode twice.

How to Change Passcode on Apple Watch from iPhone

Step #1. Launch Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on My Watch at the bottom.

Step #3. Tap on Passcode.

Step #4. Tap on Change Passcode.

Step #5. Next up, enter the current passcode followed by the new passcode twice.

That’s done!

How to Disable Passcode on Apple Watch

In the event that you no longer want to use passcode, you can disable it right from your watch. Go to Settings app on your watch → PasscodeDisable Passcode.

You can turn off passcode from your iPhone. Go to Apple Watch app on your iPhone → Tap on My Watch → Tap on Passcode → Tap on Turn off Passcode.

There are three more options in Apple Watch app passcode on iPhone you must be aware about; lets take a glance.

Simple Passcode: If you turn on Simple Passcode, your watch is locked with a simple four digit number. If you don’t want to set a lengthy passcode, then it’s a good option to have.

Unlock with iPhone: If Unlock with iPhone option is turned on, Apple Watch is automatically unlocked when you unlock your iPhone. However, it works only when you are wearing your watch.

Erase Data: When you turn on Erase Data, all the data of your Watch will be automatically erased after ten failed attempts. Just in case your Watch is lost, this option would work as a safeguard to your data.