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Apple Watch: What to do if you forgot your passcode

Just like any other iOS device, your Apple Watch is protected from malicious intent by a passcode. But what will you do if you forgot it and got locked out? Here’s how.

If you forgot your Apple Watch passcode

Learn how to remove the passcode from your Apple Watch.

Use your paired iPhone

If you have your iPhone, you can use the Apple Watch app to remove the passcode from your Apple Watch. After you remove the passcode, you need to set up your Apple Watch again and restore from a backup.

  1. Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close together until you complete these steps.

  2. Open the Apple Watch app and tap the My Watch tab.

  3. Tap General > Reset.

  4. Tap Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings, then tap again to confirm. You might need to enter your Apple ID password.

  5. Wait for the process to finish, then set up your Apple Watch again. When asked, restore from a backup.

Use your Apple Watch

If you don’t have your paired iPhone, you can still remove the passcode from your Apple Watch.

  1. Keep your watch on its charger until you complete these steps.

  2. Press and hold the side button until you see Power Off.

  3. Firmly press the Power Off slider, then lift your finger.

  4. Tap Erase all content and settings.

  5. Wait for the process to finish, then set up your Apple Watch again. When asked, restore from a backup.

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