How to Unpair Apple Watch?

How to Unpair Apple Watch?

There might be times when you need to unpair your Apple Watch with your iPhone.

It looks like a simple process but it actually involves a few steps that you should really pay attention to.

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How to unpair Apple Watch

Note: Before you learn how to unpair Apple Watch, remember that unpairing your Apple Watch will mean that you are restoring your watch to its factory settings at the same time.

how to unpair apple watch

Remove your transit card from your Apple Watch

If you added a transit card in the Wallet app on your Apple Watch, be sure to remove your transit card from your Apple Watch first. Here’s how you can do that.

To remove a transit card that you added to your Apple Watch, first open the Watch app on your iPhone, find the My Watch tab, tap it and scroll down to find Wallet & Apple Pay. Tap the option and you should be able to see the transit card you use on your Apple Watch. Tap on the card and scroll down to find the Remove This Card option and then tap on it to remove it from your Apple Watch.

 

How to Unpair Apple Watch from Your iPhone

  1. Put your iPhone and your Apple Watch together before you unpair them.
  2. On your iPhone, find the Watchapp and open it.
  3. Inside the Watchapp on your iPhone, find the My Watch tab, tap on it and continue to tap All Watches.
  4. Tap the info button on the watch you want to unpair.
How to unpair apple watch

     5. Find the Unpair Apple Watch option and tap on it.

how to unpair apple watch

     6. For GPS + Cellular models, you need to decide whether to keep your cellular plan or remove it.

  ---If you are pairing your Apple Watch and your iPhone again in the future, there’s no need to remove it.

  ---If you are unpairing your Apple Watch and your iPhone permanently, then you should remove your plan. If you are not going to pair with a different watch or iPhone, then there’s no need to keep your cellular subscription, just call your carrier to cancel it to avoid unnecessary spending.

  1. Tap again to confirm. You might be asked to enter your Apple ID password to disable Activation Lock. Your iPhone will create a new backup of your Apple Watch automatically before restoring it to factory settings. The backup can be used to restore a new Apple Watch. So if you switch to a new Apple Watch, you can make the switch seamless. After your Apple Watch unpairs with your iPhone, your Apple Watch will display the Start Pairing message.

 

How to erase your Apple Watch without using your iPhone

If your iPhone is not around but you still need to restore your Apple Watch to factory settings immediately, Apple Watch allows you to do it directly on it without the iPhone. Here’s how:

 

  1. Turn on your Apple Watch, and go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
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  2. Enter your password if asked.
  3. If you use the GPS+Cellular model, you need to decide whether to keep your cellular plan or remove it.

  ---If you are pairing your Apple Watch and your iPhone again in the future, there’s no need to remove it.

  ---If you are unpairing your Apple Watch and your iPhone permanently, then you should remove your plan. If you are not going to pair with a different watch or iPhone, then there’s no need to keep your cellular subscription, just call your carrier to cancel it to avoid unnecessary spending.

  1. Tap Erase All to confirm. This will have all content and settings on your Apple Watch erased.

 

When you erase all content and settings on your Apple Watch without an iPhone, the Activation Lock can’t be removed. You’ll need to unpair your Apple Watch first in order to remove Activation Lock.

 

Above is how to unpair Apple Watch. There are a few things you should keep in mind when you do it like whether or not you should cancel your cellular plan. Be sure you have everything figured out before you unpair your Apple Watch so that you won’t have anything important to you deleted or erased by mistake.

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