Forgot Your Apple Watch Password? Here’s How to Reset It

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If you forgot your Apple Watch Password, no need to worry, you are at the right place for the straightforward solution.

It can be a day when you accidentally forgot your Apple watch password and tried multiple unsuccessful attempts to open because of which it got disabled. No need to worry, we are here to sort out this issue in a few steps.

We are going to show steps to enable and reset the Apple watch passcode to get the watch as new or you can also restore it through back up after it’s enabled.

Here you will get the entire steps in one place where you can get your Apple watch back to normal and you can set a new password later for the same.

Before starting the initial steps to unlock the Apple watch, you need to put it on charging and do not remove it till all the steps are performed successfully.

We have shared two ways to reset your Apple watch if you have forgotten your Apple watch password by connecting it to your iPhone and performing the steps on the Apple watch application or you can also do it directly.

We have shared both ways to do so.

Also later we have shared the way to reset and restore all the previous data through the backup, which almost every iWatch user wants to.

Following are the steps to be performed for the same.

Steps to Reset Apple Watch:

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Step1: You need to press and hold the side button until you see the Power off screen on your Apple watch.

Step 2: Further you need to force press the power off slider for a few seconds so that it’s off, then you can lift your finger from the screen.

Step 3: After that, you need to tap on Erase all content and setting which was already set before by you. It will get back to the default settings of the device.

Don’t worry if you have somehow forgotten your Apple Watch password. Apple lets you perform an easy to use service for resetting passwords.

So, you don’t need to look for any third-party software to recover your Apple Watch passcode.

However, you need to erase the entire content and reset settings from your Apple watch to do this. After the rest, you will have to pair the Apple watch again with iPhone.

Do not worry about the incompatibility as the Apple watch comes compatible with iPhone.

Step 4: Once you are done with the above process, you need to setup your Apple watch again.

If you forgot your Apple watch password and want to reset using your iPhone then these are the steps. Before starting you need to connect your iPhone with the Apple watch and then perform the below steps for the result.

Steps To Reset Apple Watch Using iPhone:

Step 1: Pair your Apple Watch and iPhone, now keep them close to each other.

Step 2: Now open the watch app on your iPhone paired with your Apple watch.

Step 3: From the My Watch tab, tap on General and then reset your Apple watch.

Step 4: Now you can tap on Erase Apple watch content in the settings option and the data will be removed.

Apple watch reset passcode from iPhone

Step 5: You can confirm by tapping on Erase all content in Settings and entering user id and password if asked.

Step 6: Now you need to wait for the process to complete and then you need to set up your Apple watch again.

How to Setup your Apple watch?

Here you have two options to set up your Apple watch once you are done with all the above steps. You need to set up your Apple watch either by entirely resetting the device as a new one or by restoring your data through the backup process, through the previous backup.

Most people prefer the latter way to go, you can easily do that through a step-by-step process guide. Below are the steps.

Steps To Restore Apple Watch Through Previous Backup

Step 1: Starting with, you need to ensure that your Apple Watch is turned on.

Step 2: After this, you need to open the Apple Watch app on you’re phone and pair it up with your Apple watch by clicking on Start pairing.

Step 3: After this, you have to frame your Apple Watch’s screen in the yellow box to pair it with your iPhone. You can also choose to pair it manually. You can do that by tapping the text at the bottom of the screen to Pair Manually.

Apple watch reset passcode by backup

Step 4: After pairing with the iPhone device, click on Restore from the Backup settings.

Step 5: Agree to the iTunes terms and conditions by clicking on Agree. In the next step, click on Agree again from the popup.

Step 6: Next, sign in using your Apple ID. Tap on OK to turn Location Services, Siri, and allow Diagnostics.

Step 7: Choose a Passcode for your wearable device. You can choose from the option if you want to unlock your Apple watch automatically when iPhone is unlocked.

Step 8: Now you need to wait patiently to let your restore sync completely on you Apple watch.


All the above steps are the entire steps that you need to perform to get back your Apple watch like before. We have included everything, from breaking the password to getting back all the restored data of your Apple watch.

You can go through the entire article to get back your entire data in no time. If you ever forget your Apple watch password, save this for further reference.

Apple Watch has a very strong lock that cannot be decoded easily so you need to go step by step to get to a normal Apple watch with all your previous details.

You need to make sure you add a strong password and remember it. And if you forgot your Apple watch password then you need to go through the lengthy process for getting it back.

Apple uses the paired iPhone to back up the Apple watch data to iCloud. However, you can only pair the devices when they are near each other.

It will be automatically paired so you don’t need to worry about the manual process. Apple also makes sure that your data is safe and not vulnerable to accidental loss.

You can use the backed-up data on your iPhone to restore your Apple Watch or even use the new Apple watch to restore backup. The perks of using an Apple password are you can save tons of time.

You don’t need to worry about backing up your Apple watch data because when you backup your paired iPhone to your Windows or Mac, it will also include backup from the watch.

Thus, you can restore the previous data from iOS device or watch to you new device.

Nobody wants to lose their data just because they have forgotten the password, so that is the reason we have also shared the restore from the previous backup and its steps to get you back your Apple watch as before. We hope that you got the entire solution on one page for your problem.

If you also have an iPhone then all this task becomes quite easy for you and you can perform the steps by simply pairing both the devices and performing the steps using your iPhone through the Apple watch application.

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