November 06, 2021

There are many reasons why you may need to unpair and reset your Apple Watch from your iPhone. Whether it is to clear some space for an update, refresh your device or to fix an annoying issue, there is often a reason why unpairing and resetting your Apple Watch is necessary. 

This process has been made quite simple by Apple which makes it a stress-free procedure if you follow the steps below! 

It is important to note that if you do complete this process you will delete all of you data on your Apple Watch. Although there will be an automatic backup taken before the reset happens, it is wise to complete a manual backup on your phone just to be sure! 


How To Unpair & Reset Your Apple Watch:

The most simple way to unpair and reset your Apple Watch is through the iPhone it is synced with. Head to your Apple Watch app found on your iPhone and launch it. 

In the Apple Watch app you will see a space with your named device. Tap on this and then you will see the menu appear with an orange information icon on the right hand side. Tap this icon which will bring up another menu.

On this menu you will see 'Unpair Apple Watch' at the bottom of the list. Tap this option and you will be prompted with warning that it will erase all content and settings. Select 'Unpair Apple Watch' again at the bottom of your screen. 

Follow the prompts to insert your Apple ID and password in order to complete the process. From here, your Apple Watch and iPhone will start to disconnect which may take up to 10 minutes or so depending on how much data you have on your device!

It is important to note that you must keep your phone next to your Apple Watch during this process in order for the connection to be maintained. When the process is complete, your Apple Watch should have deleted all of its data and your phone will be disconnected too. Now you'll be able to setup the Apple Watch again with your account afresh and new, or you can sell it on if you are upgrading!

If you find that the Apple Watch has unpaired but not reset, follow the instructions below to complete this process separately. 



How To Erase Your Apple Watch Data:

To do this, you'll want to head into the Settings app on your Apple Watch by tapping the gray cog icon.

In here you'll head to General > Reset and then Erase All Content and Settings. If you've got an Apple Watch with a cellular plan attached you'll have the option of keeping your plan connected or disconnecting it.

If you then press 'Erase All' you'll delete all of the data, and that will reset your Apple Watch to its factory settings. Be warned though, this won't unpair your Apple Watch from your account. Unpairing must be completed through your Apple Watch app on your connected iPhone. 

Now your watch will be all ready to set up again or pass on to a new owner! 



If you have any questions about how to unpair or reset your Apple Watch, get in touch with our DeXTech support team! We would love to help you solve any issues you may be having. 


Here at DeXTech, we are here to help you with your technology requirements. We stock a wide range of Apple products, from the iPhone 4s all the way through to the iPhone XS, plus the iPad range. Along with this, we carry a huge range of Android smartphones and tablets, including Samsung, Pixel and LG. With these devices on hand we are able to offer technical support every step of the way from assisting to get your device setup to dealing with issues such as network issues or software troubleshooting. We have a helpful team who can lend a hand via our tech support email address: Do not hesitate to reach out!


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