Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches you can get right now on the market. Apple’s wearable device is now dominating the market thanks to its premium design and watchOS. Last year, Apple shipped more smartwatches than any other manufacturer out there, allowing the Cupertino Company to capture more than 90 percent of global smartwatch market.
Like on iOS and macOS, you can password protect your Apple Watch to keep your personal data from the prying eyes. However, have you ever wondered if you can access your watch even when you forgot your passcode? If you have, well you are alone out there.
In reality, there are a couple of handy tricks that help you unlock your Apple Watch if you happen to forget your passcode. That’s actually what we are going to show you how to do in this post. Before proceeding with our step-by-step guide, note that process only involves removing all content and settings on your watch (no additional software to download and so physical work to do).
How to remove passcode from your Apple Watch
There are two ways you can erase content and settings on your Apple Watch. One way is to remove content and settings using the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and the other is to use your Apple Watch. We will cover both methods in this article.
How to remove passcode from your Apple Watch using the Watch app (iPhone required)
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone (Make sure that you have already paired your iPhone with your Watch and keep both devices together)
Step two: Once you are in, select the My Watch tab at the bottom left corner of the screen and then hit General to proceed
Step three: On the next screen, navigate to the bottom and hit Reset. From the pop-up menu, you simply need to select Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings and hit Confirm (You may be asked to enter your Apple ID password).
How to remove passcode using your Apple Watch
Step one: Press and hold the side button on your Apple Watch. Keep holding the button until you see the Power Off Slider (Make sure you have already put your watch on the charger before moving ahead)
Step two: On the next screen, tap on Power Off and then select Erase all content and settings to complete the task.
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