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How to Unpair Apple Watch

How to Unpair Apple Watch- The Apple watch is the most popular wristwatch in the world, and is a perfect match for you if you have an iOS device. When you pair your Apple Watch after purchase, it sometimes becomes difficult to unpair for most people.

This means that whenever you want to pair your Apple watch with a new phone or you bought another Apple watch and would like to unpair the previous one, it’s not as easy as pairing.

It is very easy to unpair your Apple watch, but not many people know the process. You need to learn it only this once, so when you upgrade to some of the best Apple watches or buy a new iphone, you can easily unpair your Apple watch and pair it to a new device again.

Some people who wish to sell their Apple watch also need to know how to unpair Apple watches, back the data up and disable activation lock so that the new owner can set it up again.

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Note that after unpairing Apple watches from your phone, the watch’s settings return to the original factory settings, like they are new. This is why a backup is necessary so your data doesn’t get lost.

How to Unpair Apple Watch

There are two ways to unpair an Apple watch from your phone. This article will show you the two ways you can unpair your Apple watch from your phone and also give other bits of information that are quite useful for Apple watch lovers.

Here are two ways to unpair Apple watch:

  • Unpairing Apple Watch on the Phone
  • Unpairing Apple watch from the watch

How to Unpair Apple Watch on the Phone

If you wish to give someone the Apple watch or sell it, it is best to unpair your Apple watch from your iphone. Follow this process to unpair your Apple watch through your iphone:

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  • Look for the Apple Watch app on your iphone and click on it.
  • Click on “my watch” or “all watches”, usually at the upper part of the screen.
  • Click on the icon that looks like a letter i. It is the info icon usually next to your watch.
  • Click on Unpair Apple watch.
  • If you are going to keep your former settings in place, click on keep plan for the next pop-ups that will come.
  • For cellular data, if you had set your monthly data plan, click on keep plan. If you do not wish to save it, click on remove plan.
  • Input your Apple ID password, in case you wish to turn off activation lock and the find my lock option. If you are going to use the same Apple watch with another phone of yours, there is no need to remove the activation lock. If you are giving it away however, you have to remove it or the new owner cannot use it.
  • Tap on unpair Apple watch and wait a little. It may take a few minutes to complete, so wait for you Apple watch to reboot to where it asks you to choose language. You have unpaired your Apple watch from your iPhone.

How to Unpair Apple watch on the Smartwatch

If you are going to use your Apple watch with another iPhone of yours, you can unpair the Apple watch on the watch itself. This is because it does not remove activation lock, so if someone steals your Apple watch and tries to unpair it from your iPhone, it is still locked to your account.

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Follow this process to unpair your Apple watch on the watch:

  • Click on the Apple watch crown to launch the apps menu
  • Click on settings
  • Click on general
  • Scroll downwards and click on reset
  • Select erase all content and settings
  • Enter your password.
  • If you are going to keep your former settings in place, click on keep plan for the next pop-ups that will come.
  • For cellular data, if you had set your monthly data plan, click on keep plan. If you do not wish to save it, click on remove plan.
  • Click on erase all. This will return your Apple watch to default factory settings.
  • After this process, your Apple watch data will be backed up to your iPhone before it gets erased.

How do you Unpair Apple Watch Without iPhone or Apple ID password?

Here is how to unpair your Apple watch without the phone:

  • Put the Apple watch on its charger
  • Click the side button and hold it as you do when trying to switch it off
  • Press firmly on the “power off” slide and release your hold
  • Click on erase all content and settings, displayed in red. You can click on cancel if you want to stop the process.

What do you do when you are changing your iPhone?

If you are upgrading your iPhone to a bigger one, here is how you can use the same Apple watch after unpairing it from the former device:

First, when trying to unpair the Apple watch from your iPhone, you can choose any way of unpairing. Either way, you will not remove the activation lock.

If you unpair your Apple watch the right way, following the description above, the data on your Apple watch is backed up to your iPhone. You just need to activate your new device and restore the data backed up from your Apple watch. To do this, you will also need to pair your Apple watch with your iPhone.

How to Pair Apple Watch with iPhone

Here is how you can pair Apple watch with new phone. Remember to unpair your watch from your former phone. You must have completely set up your iPhone before this can work.

  • Launch the Apple watch app on your iPhone.
  • Keep the two devices close together.
  • Your iPhone will ask if you want to use the watch
  • Follow the simple instructions on your phone to set up the watch
  • When your Apple phone asks you to pair, unpair your watch from your former device if you have not. Now pair the devices according to the instructions.
  • Complete the set up and you can use your Apple watch with your iPhone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about how to unpair an Apple watch:

Why won't my Apple Watch pair with my phone?

There are only a few possible reasons for this. If your Apple watch does not pair with your phone, start by checking the bluetooth connection on your iphone. Try turning it off and on again. Also check the connection on your Apple watch, and if they do not pair, restart both devices.

After trying all of the above, your Apple watch should pair with your phone. If not, clear your iPhone’s network settings.

Why did my Apple Watch unpair?

It is rare that your Apple watch gets disconnected on its own. It is possible if you mistakenly disconnected the bluetooth on your iphone, or there is a problem with your phone’s bluetooth connection. Your watch can also be unpaired if you turn on airplane mode on either the Apple watch or the iphone.

How can I unpair my Apple Watch without my phone?

Here is how to unpair your Apple watch without the phone:

  • Put the Apple watch on its charger
  • Click the side button and hold it as you do when trying to switch it off
  • Press firmly on the “power off” slide and release your hold
  • Click on erase all content and settings.

Does unpairing Apple Watch erase everything?

Yes. After you unpair your Apple watch, all of the data will be erased. If you unpair the watch from the watch itself, your data can be backed up, but unpairing your Apple watch erases everything, bringing the watch to a new start.

Why can't I unpair my Apple Watch?

Here is how you can easily unpair your Apple watch:

  • Click on the Apple watch crown to launch the apps menu
  • Click on settings
  • Click on general
  • Scroll downwards and click on reset
  • Select erase all content and settings
  • Enter your password.
  • If you are going to keep your former settings in place, click on keep plan for the next pop-ups that will come.
  • For cellular data, if you had set your monthly data plan, click on keep plan. If you do not wish to save it, click on remove plan.
  • Click on erase all. This will return your Apple watch to default factory settings.

Conclusion

The Apple watch is a fantastic device that lasts over very long periods, with great resilience. It works perfectly together with an iPhone, so many users want to unpair their Apple watch and connect it to the new Apple watch purchased.

This article shows you how to unpair Apple watches from your iPhones.

References

support.apple.com/en-us/

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