How do I reset my Apple Watch already paired?

Answered by Willian Lymon

To reset your Apple Watch that is already paired with your iPhone, follow these steps:

1. On your Apple Watch, go to the Settings app. You can find it by tapping on the digital crown and scrolling through the app list.

2. Once you are in the Settings app, tap on “General.” It is usually towards the top of the list.

3. Scroll down and tap on “Reset.” It is usually at the bottom of the General settings.

4. In the Reset menu, you will see various options. Look for “Erase All Content and Settings” and tap on it.

5. If prompted, enter your passcode to confirm the reset. This is the passcode you set up on your Apple Watch.

6. After entering the passcode, you will be asked whether you want to keep or remove your cellular plan. This step is only applicable for Apple Watch models with GPS + Cellular capabilities. If you plan to pair your Apple Watch and iPhone again, choose to keep your plan. Otherwise, select the option to remove the plan.

7. Once you have made your selection, the reset process will begin. Your Apple Watch will erase all content and settings, returning it to its factory default state.

8. After the reset is complete, you can pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone again by following the initial setup process.

It’s worth noting that resetting your Apple Watch will remove all data and settings, including apps, notifications, and customizations you have made. Therefore, it’s essential to back up any important data or settings before performing the reset.

In my personal experience, I have had to reset my Apple Watch a couple of times when troubleshooting software issues. The reset process is relatively straightforward, but it’s crucial to remember to back up any critical data beforehand. Additionally, keeping or removing the cellular plan depends on whether you plan to continue using your Apple Watch with cellular capabilities or solely rely on the iPhone for connectivity.

The process of resetting an already paired Apple Watch is simple and can be completed in just a few steps.