Passcodes certainly protect your devices from unauthorized access and break-ins, but there are rare situations where you could forget your passcode and lose access to your device completely. This could be an issue for people who own multiple devices like the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, etc. when they use a different passcode on all of them. Sometimes, when you start using a device again after so long, you may have trouble remembering what passcode you used last time.
Of course, there’s no way you’re unlocking your Apple Watch if you lose your passcode. You’ll need to erase all the content on your watch before you can access it again. So, read on to learn how you reset your Apple Watch.
How to Reset an Apple Watch Passcode
Resetting an Apple Watch is actually pretty simple and straightforward, but keep in mind that you’ll lose all the data stored on your watch. Just follow the steps below to get started.
- Launch the Watch app from the home screen of your paired iPhone.
- This will take you to the “My Watch” section. Here, tap on “General” as shown in the screenshot below to proceed.
- Next, scroll down to the very bottom in General settings and tap on “Reset”.
- Now, you’ll find the option to reset your Apple Watch right at the top. Tap on “Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings” to continue.
- When you’re prompted to confirm your action, tap on “Erase All Content and Settings” to initiate the reset process.
There you go. Now you’ve learned how to reset your Apple Watch within minutes.
Once your Apple Watch is erased, you’ll need to go through the initial Apple Watch set-up and pairing process with your iPhone again from the Watch app. This is because all the content and settings stored on your Apple Watch has been permanently erased, including the passcode you forgot. You’ll be able to set a new passcode during the set-up process.