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How to Reset Apple Watch Before Selling or Giving It Away



If you are excited about the new Apple Watch and getting ready to sell, trade in or give away your current watch, watch how to reset your Apple Watch from the factory.

Before resetting the factory with the Apple Watch, be sure to back it up if you want to recover your data on a new watch. If you back up your iPhone using iCloud or Mac, an Apple Watch backup is automatically created. Remember that iPhone backups on Mac must be encrypted for all data to be stored for Apple Watch.

How to reset Apple Watch

Reset Apple Watch with iPhone

  1. Make sure your watch is near your iPhone it is paired with and open the Watch app
  2. Swipe down and select General
  3. Swipe to the bottom and press Reset
  4. Press Delete Apple Watch content and settings
  5. Press Delete all content and settings twice to confirm
  6. If you have a mobile Apple Watch, you have to choose whether to keep or remove the plan (still a good idea to double check with the operator that it was canceled)

These are the steps:

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Factory setting directly on Apple Watch

  1. To open Settings app on Apple Watch
  2. Press General
  3. Swipe down to the bottom and press Reset
  4. Press Delete all content and settings
  5. If you use a password, enter it when prompted
  6. Swipe down and press Delete everything or Delete All & Keep Plan if you have a mobile phone

forgotten your password?

You can also reset your Apple Watch if you do not remember your password. Follow these steps:

  1. Put the Apple Watch on the charger
  2. Press and hold the side button
  3. Press hard Turn off slider and let go
  4. Press Delete all content and settings
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If you are interested in checking the trade-in value of the Apple Watch, be sure to check out our partners at Myphones Unlimited. Apple is also taking Apple Watch replacements.

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