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So the time has come to part with your old Apple Watch. Whether you’re trading it in or giving it to a friend or relative, it’s a good idea to erase your Apple Watch. Not only is it a good idea for security reasons, but it allows others to use the Apple Watch with no issues once you’ve passed it over. If you’ve bought a preowned Apple Watch that is still registered to another person, don’t worry as we’ll be telling you how to format your Apple Watch with or without an iPhone.
If you have an Apple Watch that isn’t registered to you or paired with your iPhone, it will have extremely limited functionality. Let’s learn how to reset Apple Watch without paired phone:
Using your Apple Watch, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content And Settings then type in your password if prompted.
If you have a GPS and Celular Apple Watch, you’ll need to choose if you want to remove or keep your mobile data plan. If you are just formatting Apple Watch as a troubleshooting step but keeping it, you’ll want to keep these settings. Otherwise, just go ahead and remove them and let your network provider know that you no longer need the data plan. If you remove them by mistake, no biggie, just give your network provider a call to have the Apple Watch sync back up to your plan.
Now that we’ve learned how to reset Apple Watch without a paired phone, let’s learn how to do it with your iPhone handy.
Whilst making sure both the iPhone and Apple Watch are close together open the Apple Watch app. Go to My Watch Tab > All Watches and tap the information icon next to your Apple Watch. Finally, tap unpair and select if you wish to keep your network data plan data or not. The same rules apply when learning how to reset Apple Watch without paired phone, remove it if you’re selling or giving it away and let your network provider know, or keep it if you’re just formatting to troubleshoot.
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